Edit ModuleShow Tags

Here’s the Dangerous Reason You Shouldn’t Wear Hair Ties on Your Wrists Anymore

A Kentucky woman contracted a dangerous infection from her metallic hair tie.


Published:

Almost every woman and girl keeps hair ties stored on her wrist for her emergency ponytail needs, but after reading this latest horror story, you may want to think again…and caution your daughters against doing it as well.

Louisville native Audree Kopp came down with a life-threatening infection, all caused by wearing a hair tie around her wrist.

After noticing a bump on her arm that seemed to keep growing, Kopp immediately went to her physician and was prescribed a round of antibiotics, which had little effect on the sore. The bump continued to grow and become inflamed, prompting Kopp to go to the emergency room.  

It turns out driving to the emergency room was a smart move.

Upon seeing the infection Dr. Amit Gupta immediately performed surgery on Kopp, preventing the infection from turning into sepsis, a dangerous bacterial condition. Gupta posits that bacteria that had gathered on the metallic accessory seeped into her bloodstream through pores and hair follicles.

More Like This:

New Update To the Air Bag Recall

Mom To-Be Takes Psychology Exam While In Labor

What's the Ideal Number of Times To Have Sex?

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Your Son Needs to Watch Gillette’s Inspiring New Ad

“It’s only by challenging ourselves to do more that we can get closer to our best.”

Calling All LEGO Lovers! LEGOLAND New York Is Looking For Junior Reporters

Your kid can become a junior reporter and win free passes to the resort and amusement park.

Here Are Some of New Jersey’s Most Unique Coffee Shops

If you love a good cup of java, put these indy spots on your list.

Here's How Your School Can Recreate Those Awesome Book Cover Hallways That Went Viral

We asked the teacher behind those epic book hallways at Mundelein High School in Chicago how he made them happen.

Could Your Tech-Obsessed Teen Take On a Rotary Phone?

This hilarious viral video shows two teens’ attempt.

Add your comment: