She's been experiencing phantom pain, complaining that her amputated hands and feet really hurt. She has also been displaying a sense of humor: "She held her hand up and said, 'I'm giving you the finger and you don't even know,'" Patrick Norquist recalled. In both cases, the bacteria produce a toxin that wreaks havoc in the body. To lower the risk for menstrual toxic shock syndrome, the government advises avoiding highly absorbent tampons and changing tampons frequently, at least every four to eight hours. Just gratitude and patience," her brother wrote. To prevent the bacteria from entering your body through breaks in the skin, always clean any cuts and wounds, and keep them clean, Doron said.
Julissa. Age: 29.
Shira Doron, an infectious disease physician at Tufts Medical Center.
Rosemary. Age: 21.
Woman has limbs amputated after developing toxic shock syndrome
Lauren Wasser, model who lost leg to toxic shock syndrome, speaks out July 17, Boy scrapes arm during gym class, dies days later July 18, TSS is a life-threatening complication of a bacterial infection, usually involving Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. To prevent the bacteria from entering your body through breaks in the skin, always clean any cuts and wounds, and keep them clean, Doron said.