Toxic Shock Syndrome is a rare but life-threatening disease caused by toxins secreted after Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria enters the bloodstream. An open wound or post-surgery usually causes it; however, extra absorbency tampons have been found to cause this condition in some cases.
Can a menstrual cup give me TSS?
Short answer: NO.
There has been only one recorded case of Toxic Shock Syndrome associated with menstrual cup usage. Menstrual cups collect blood rather than absorbing it, thus negating the chances of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome.
It is still essential to know all the symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome in the case of an emergency. If you experience these after using a menstrual cup for an extended period, get medical help immediately.
You can lower the chance of getting this extremely rare condition by taking a few precautions on your part.
You will be admitted into the intensive care unit if you are diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome, and the following treatments may be administered:
Bottom LineMenstrual cups have almost no health risks associated with their use. They are safer than pads and tampons, which are at risk of rashes, allergies, and Toxic Shock Syndrome. With awareness and these added precautions, you can use the Pee Safe Menstrual Cup without any worry.