Saturday, December 19, 2015

The woman has a massive bump on her wrist. But when the doctors tell her why she almost faints!


Audree Kopp, from Kentucky, had just moved into a new house when she notices a coin-size lump on the inside of her wrist. Even after the mother is given antibiotics, the swelling continues to grow and turns redder and redder. Eventually, the young woman lands in the emergency room. "They said I needed an operation: thank God I got there in time, otherwise I could have gotten blood poisoning," tells Audree. Turns out, the Kentuckian managed to catch a dangerous bacterial infection. The cause: her hair tie! 
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Audree loves putting up her long hair with glitter-covered hair ties, which, like many other women, she likes to wear on her wrist in case she needs to make a ponytail. According to the doctors, the glitter scratched open the skin on her wrist and the bacteria from her pores and hair got into her bloodstream, causing a bad infection.
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"I couldn't believe it at first!" remembers Audree. "I thought that it must have come from a spider bite or something. But definitely not from wearing hair ties."
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The doctors have now recommended to her: if you want to wear hair ties on your wrist, make sure they are ones that are easy to keep clean. "When you wash your hands, make sure to do it up to your wrist and don't forget the hair tie," advises Audree Kopp on her Facebook page. "I want to inform everyone so that no one else has to experience this. I am pretty sure that 90% of us women don't even think about that when they put hair ties on their wrist. I will no longer do it."
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Audree Kopp would have probably never guessed what triggered the bacteria infection in her wrist: her beloved glittery hair ties! So share this article with all your long-haired friends!
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