Monday, July 4, 2011

TSS Q&A and Gift Basket Giveaway Winner!

Good Afternoon Shopaholics!  I hope all of you are having a very Happy and Safe 4th of July!  It's time to announce the winner of the You Are Loved Gift Basket giveaway!!  

I want to thank you all for your participation in this important promotion!  You've asked some great questions and I wanted to post just a few of the questions and answers we received before I announce the winner.  

Q: Can you become immune to TSS after years of using tampons without a problem?
A: "When a baby is born it has it's mother's antibodies but these disappear within the first 6 months of life.  After this a baby must develop it's own antibodies through exposure to staphyloccocus Aureus bacteria's which are in our natural flora and in the air.  This is why young women and tweens are so prone to Toxic Shock Syndrome.  They don't have the antibodies yet.  By the time a woman is 30 years old it's expected that 95% will have the necessary antibodies to this illness.  Another 5% never develop the antibodies."

Q: Are some people or ethnic groups more prone to suffering from TSS than others?
A: "According to the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, African American women are more susceptible to TSS than white woman."

Q: Does body size have anything to do with when you start your period or your chances of getting TSS?
A: "Body size is a factor in terms of when a girl starts menstruating.  On average, heavier girls start earlier.  Also, girls that are athletic and have a lower percentage of body fat tend to start later.  Body size, however, is not a factor in terms of TSS."
In Loving Memory of
Amy Rae Elifritz 1989-2010
Answers provided by Lisa Elifritz and You Are Loved, for more information on puberty education and Toxic Shock Syndrome Awareness please visit their website.

And now for the winner of the You Are Loved Giftbasket...The winner is..Comment number..31 - Kelly!  Congrats!  I will email you shortly with directions on how to claim your prize.  If I don't hear back from you within 48 hours I will have to hold a redraw and choose another winner!  Thank you so much for entering!

Keep on the lookout for more great things to come!  Have a very happy and safe 4th of July, Shopaholics!

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