All ladies with smooth long hair are always armed with a pony tail or hair ties inside their bag, pouch, pockets, or even one wrapped around their wrist all the time. The one wrapped around one wrist comes handy as a girl could just easily tie her hair anytime, anywhere.
But we’re sorry to give you the bad news, but this convenient way of having a hair tie handy could actually put your health in danger. Yup, that simple hair tie clinging on your wrist 24/7 can put your life at risk, just like what happened to this lady who almost had blood poisoning due to the glittery hair tie around her wrist.
The teenage Audree Kopp from Kentucky, USA admitted that she’s been wearing hair band around her wrist most of the time, but it all changed after she noticed a swelling under her skin one day.
At first, Audree thought that it was just an insect bite. But after a few days, the swelling continues to develop and prescribed antibiotics could no longer cure it. This led Audree to be rushed in the hospital for an emergency surgery.
The doctors immediately performed a small incision to Audree’s wrist and drained the pus from her wound.
Doctors revealed that Audree had caught three different types of infection which more likely been transferred to her body by the handy hair tie around her wrist. But, the lady was lucky enough that it did not led to sepsis which could take her life.
Despite almost having her life in the line, Audree was still grateful that they were able to cure it immediately. She added, “Thank god that I caught it in time… Once it gets into your bloodstream, people have been known to go into a coma, your body shuts down it could have been way worse.”
Doctors warned that other cases could be worst; this is because the hair tie bacteria could easily be transferred onto the wrist and to the bloodstream through the pores in the skin and hair follicles.
Because of this, Dr. Amit Gupta warned women of all ages to avoid constantly putting hair ties on the wrist: “You can’t put all these hair-ties around the wrist particularly because it can cause problems with the skin, it can cause infection,” he said.
Meanwhile, Audree already learned her lesson and said that from now on, instead of using glittery or other textured hair ties, she will just us the smooth materials and will avoid putting them on her wrist.
Watch her full story below:
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