Can I get Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) from using a Ruby Cup? | Ruby Cup

Can I get Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) from using a Ruby Cup?

TSS is a serious and potentially fatal illness caused by toxin producing strains of staphylococcus aureus bacterium. It has been linked to the high absorbency and prolonged use of tampons. Although the occurrence is rare, we prefer to remain cautious and recommend the following to reduce your risk:

  • Do not use any internal vaginal devices if you have previously been diagnosed with Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Clean your Ruby Cup thoroughly before your first use
  • Remove and empty your Ruby Cup at least every 12 hours during your period
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after insertion and removal your Ruby Cup

Please note that symptoms of TSS often resemble flu symptoms and can include: Sudden high fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, fainting or rash like a sun burn during your period or shortly after. If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

For more info please check: http://www.toxicshock.com