3. Symptoms

Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include low blood pressure and a sudden high fever. It can also cause diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, and muscle aches. Confusion is common, as is a sunburn-like rash that is particularly significant if found on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet. Redness of eyes, throat, and nose may occur, as may seizures. Anyone with any of these symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible, as this is a fast-acting condition.

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