If you have long hair, it’s more likely that you’ll have to tie it once in a while and put your tie on your wrist. Carrying a hair tie around your wrist is somehow a common thing you do, but what you didn’t know is, it might cost you your life one day. This woman from Kentucky knows it pretty well as she has a griming story to tell.
Audree Kopp, a young mom from Louisville, Kentucky, shares a horrific experience after wearing a glittery tie around her wrist one day before going out.
What she didn’t know is, the glitter on the tie rubbed an almost invisible scratch on her skin and the bacteria present on the band penetrated inside her.
Days later, she noticed a bump in her wrist, unknowingly to her was a sign of a life-threatening infection.
Audree then visited a doctor who only gave her antibiotics and said “it was no big deal.”
But her situation was in fact, a big deal. When she woke up the next day, the lump was bigger and painful. She immediately went to ER, where she was rushed to another hospital and into emergency surgery. What she found out next shocked her!
Shockingly, doctors found out Audree was infected with three types of bacteria, and that she barely escapes sepsis, or blood poisoning.
And she got that infected wound from a hair tie!
“I didn’t believe it at first, I thought that it was a spider bite or something else, not from wearing a hair tie,” Audree told WLKY.
Somehow, the doctors were surprised that the infection hadn’t reached her bones and tendons, but the woman ended up being in the hospital for days.
Dr. Amit Gupta, one of an Audree’s medical team, warns that carrying hair ties around your wrist may cause serious infections like this.
“Be careful, you can’t put all these hair ties around wrists, they can cause problems with the skin, with infections,” he said.
The doctor also advised, “If you DO want to wear hair ties on your wrist… make sure they’re the plastic no slip ones I posted. And make sure when washing your hands… you go up your wrist and wash the tie.”
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Audree wants to keep her story going. “Please share this,” she said “because I’m pretty sure 90% of us don’t think twice about keeping hair ties on our wrists.”