vaginitis. Toxic Shock doesn't produce vaginal desquamation. Actually with Toxic Shock a rash develops, and many days later if desquamation occurs it's usually of the hands or the feet one to two weeks after the infection started. Fibers from cloth or sanitary pads can work their way into the vagina, so it's not only tampons that cause cause the presence of fibers. It is not known if stray fibers can be a chronic source of infection, but when women have chronic vaginal infections an source of contamination should probably try to be eliminated, including tampon use until cured.