Your Most Frequently Asked Health Questions—Answered
The epidemic led to the formation of a CDC task force, which found that one brand of tampons—Rely, which was so absorbent that it could last an entire menstrual period without needing to be replaced—posed a higher risk of TSS than others. The brand was subsequently taken off the market.
In the past three decades, the number of TSS cases has decreased dramatically. For example, a study of women in Minnesota found only three out of 100,000 were diagnosed with TSS in 2003. That doesn't mean you should disregard the TSS warnings that still come inside every box of tampons: As directed, choose low-absorbency tampons whenever possible, and change them frequently.
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