what is toxic shock syndrome?

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) may sound daunting, but with the right knowledge and preventative measures, you can significantly reduce your risk. Let's delve into what TSS is, its causes, and how you can safeguard yourself. 

Understanding Toxic Shock Syndrome 
TSS is a rare, potentially serious condition triggered by specific bacterial infections. These infections are primarily caused by strains of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Group A Streptococcus. These culprits release toxins that, if left unchecked, can lead to TSS. 

While tampons, menstrual cups, and pads can sometimes play a role in TSS cases, it's important to note that menstruation isn't the sole factor. TSS can also arise after surgery or through wounds and burns, offering a reminder that vigilance is key for everyone, regardless of gender or age.  

Reducing Your TSS Risk 
Now, let's discuss proactive steps you can take to minimize your risk: 

  • Regularly Change Your Tampon: Change your tampons every four hours to ensure freshness and cleanliness. 
  • Opt for Lower Absorbency: High-absorbency tampons may increase risk. Choose options that match your flow. 
  • Wash Your Hands: Prioritize handwashing before and after tampon insertion to prevent bacterial transfer. 
  • Gentle Handling: Treat tampons delicately, only opening them when you're ready for use. 
  • Avoid Applicators: Opt for tampons without applicators to minimize potential abrasion. 
  • Consider Overnight Alternatives: Use pads overnight, especially when your flow is lighter. 

How Hemp Products Can Help 
While we can't make direct claims about eliminating TSS risk, we can highlight how clean, safe, and natural products like Hempress Hygienics may offer a lower risk option. Our hemp products stand out for several reasons: 

  • Antimicrobial Properties: Hemp naturally restricts the growth of bacteria and fungi, including that of Staphylococcus aureus. Our hemp fiber was specifically lab tested against Staphylococcus aureus, and is proved to reduce its growth considerably. 
  • Natural Fiber: Unlike synthetic alternatives laden with chemicals, our products are crafted from hemp and cotton fiber with no hidden ingredients.  
  • Non-Toxic: We steer clear of bleach, chlorine, and other chemicals, prioritizing your health and well-being. 
  • Organic Production: Our products are cultivated without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides, aligning with a holistic and eco-friendly approach. 


Make the Switch to Hempress Hygienics 
By choosing Hempress, you're opting for high-quality, safe, and sustainably produced products. Our meticulous supply chain ensures that every step is taken with your well-being and the earth in mind. Make a positive impact on your body and our planet with Hempress Hygienics.