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Jacqueline Komada
Hi friends,

I just saw a medical article recently published in 2015 about a woman who had toxic shock syndrome while wearing a menstrual cup. Scrolling through the comments below the article, there were some people mentioning they have had TSS symptoms while wearing a menstrual cup. One user specifically mentioned it was because despite boiling the cup and cleaning it out, the little suction holes still had dried blood in them which harbored the bacteria. Now I am freaking out a little bit..does anyone know anything about this? Are big brands like DivaCup, MeLuna, and Lunette advertising that cups have no association with TSS when really they're not entirely sure or may?

Thanks..!

Also...here is the link to the paper and article
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4556184/
https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/toxic-shock-syndrome-is-also-related-to-menstrual-cups/
 
Kartos Dal'Avier: Avatar - Katara D:kartos on July 18th, 2016 06:10 am (UTC)
I'm laughing, (I know, poor taste), because I always wondered how people did anything with long nails, especially with cups, and here's the reason to never, ever try.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 18th, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
Oh I know! A large part of the field I'm in requires short/no nails, so actually having extremely long nails now makes me feel really sensory-defensive (grossed out/crawly feeling).
Kartos Dal'Avier: Avatar - Zuko unnervedkartos on July 18th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm an artist so I know that all too well. I also don't understand how anyone can type when they have anything going past their fingertips.