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    Esther Rantzen

    Dangers of toxic shock due to crush injuries


    Toxic shock due to crush injuries can have serious implications. The consequences of crush injuries are well documented, though toxic shock is often overlooked. Given the serious nature of toxic shock, this really shouldn’t be the case.

    Toxic shock due to crush injuries – what is it?

    Toxic shock is a rare condition. It’s also extremely serious. It can affect anyone – men, women and children.

    Toxic shock syndrome occurs when the Staphylococcus bacterium gets into the bloodstream. It’s a medical emergency and can even lead to death if not treated quickly and efficiently.

    The main symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

    • Low blood pressure
    • Confusion and nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Rashes and redness around the eyes, mouth and throat
    • Sudden fever
    • Muscular aches
    • Seizures

    In the vast majority of cases, these symptoms will appear suddenly. This can make toxic shock difficult to guard against.

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    It’s also fair to say that a number of the symptoms of toxic shock are similar to other conditions. For instance, you may simply think you are suffering from the flu. Therefore, it’s important to know when you need to be wary of toxic shock. You should contact your doctor if you experience the symptoms of toxic shock after surgery, using tampons or suffering a skin injury.

    In terms of toxic shock due to crush injuries, skin injuries are the most obvious cause. Suffering a cut or skin abrasions in a crushing accident can put you at risk of toxic shock syndrome. This is because the opening in the skin gives the bacteria the opportunity to enter your body and bloodstream. If you are injured in a crush accident, it’s likely that your injuries will be serious enough without the added worry of toxic shock.

    Making a crush injury claim

    Toxic shock due to crush injuries can be extremely unpleasant. In these distressing times, it can be reassuring to remember that help is at hand. If the accident that caused the injuries wasn’t your fault, you may be due injury compensation. A quick look at the unique 30-second test from Accident Advice Helpline will give you a quick answer on your eligibility to claim. You can also call our expert advisors for a no-obligation chat. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: March 17, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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