Treatments for Toxic Shock Syndrome in Children

If you or your child has TSS, hospitalization is likely. Treatment for TSS may include:

  • intravenous (IV) antibiotics
  • intravenous (IV) fluids (to treat shock and prevent organ damage)
  • cardiac medications (in patients with very low blood pressure)
  • dialysis (may be required in children who develop kidney failure)
  • administration of blood products
  • supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation (to assist with breathing)
  • deep surgical cleaning of an infected wound.