male toxic shock syndrome
Commode-O Dragon recently put up a post referring to tampons in the bum. I was wondering, after reading a link to an old post, if a man can get Toxic Shock Syndrome. I thought yes, but not from constant tampons in his butt; although I'm not sure. What do you think?
Anyone can get Toxic Shock Syndrome. It is caused by a common bacteria that resides on almost every person's skin, cracks and crevices. Occasionally someone picks up a particularly virulent strain of the bacteria, which can lead to TSS.
Almost half of the cases of TSS involve women wearing tampons. The other cases may follow severe burns, cuts, insect bites or other skin irritations.
TSS is a very rare condition.
On a side note: why do men want to stick tampons in their butts? I mean, come on. Tampons?
Anyway, thanks for asking Poonurse!
Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.
Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.
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