Toxic Shock Syndrome Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Toxic Shock Syndrome
Treatment aims to support your life and reverse the process of organ deterioration. You may require monitoring in the intensive care unit.
Cleaning and Draining the Infection Site
The doctor irrigates open wounds and removes any packing. If a tampon or birth control device is in the vagina, the doctor takes it out.
You will be given an infusion of fluids to replace lost fluids.
Medications help raise blood pressure that does not improve after an infusion of fluids. Other drugs may help in lowering fever. Antibiotics do not cure TSS, but they may help prevent a recurrence.
Artificial breathing with a machine may be needed.
Some patients may require dialysis as a result of kidney failure.