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Worried I have TSS May have left a tampon in and now have

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Worried I have TSS
May have left a tampon in and now have a cold with aches and sore throat.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
hi there,do you have any fever?skin rash/ lesions?headache?dizziness?checked your blood pressure?do you still have the tampoon
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I don't know if I left one in or not but am a bit worried I did.

No fever or skin rash.

slight headache, sore throat and runny nose.

Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
alright.let me assure you this is not TSS.TSS is very severe disease resulting in desquamating skin lesions , abnormal vitals, drowsiness/ dizziness, headache, vomiting,.your symptoms are typical of upper respiratory tract infection , most likely viral.
Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
i recommend following.see your doctor in morning and have examination to see if you removed the tampoon or not.get a complete blood count, antigen testing on nasopharyngeal secretions.you need analgesics like tylenol, anti histamine like citrizine, plus minus intranasal steroids ( after exmining your nose and throat)plus minus antibiotics depending on your white cell count, and examination of your throat and rapid strep test
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I do have a few small spots on my arm but have quite bad skin.

How would you describe lesions ?

Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
can you send me picture?since when you have these spots? did they start with all these symptoms?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They are very small and there are only a couple.

I get them all of the time .

Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
so this is not related . and not TSSplease follow the above recommendations.and feel free to ask any questions you have.please do give a positive feed back when done with questions Regards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Many thanks for your help.

I will give feedback now.

Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
it was my pleasure helping you,thanks. Regards.
Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
kindly click on accept/ positively rate my response.thanks
Expert:  Internist replied 2 years ago.
regards