Toxic Shock Syndrome (cont.)
- Skin effects
- People who have toxic shock syndrome can expect their superficial skin to peel off about one to two weeks after the illness.
- Half of those with toxic shock syndrome lose some or all of their hair and nails about two to three months after the illness. Hair and nails usually grow back on their own.
- Repeat episodes occur about four to six months after the initial episode in up to half of all people who have had toxic shock syndrome. These recurrences are usually not as dangerous but still must be taken seriously and treated in the hospital.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2014
Joseph S Bushra, MD, FAAEM
Must Read Articles Related to Toxic Shock Syndrome
Birth Control Barrier Methods
The practice of birth control is as old as human existence. Birth control barrier methods include the male condom, female condom, diaphragm, cervical cap and sp...learn more >>
Staphylococcus is a type of bacteria that causes infection (often called a "Staph infection"). Staphylococcus can cause infections in almost any organ system in...learn more >>
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Toxic Shock Syndrome: