ALERT: Woman Develops Deadly Infection from Everyday Habit

ALERT: Woman Develops Deadly Infection from Everyday Habit

Gross, I know I do this all the time, every single day. It’s a habit, just like brushing my teeth and my morning coffee. I’ll sure be thinking twice about putting that hair tie on my wrist:


Females all across the world frequently wear hair ties on their wrist. After all, you never know when you’ll want to put your hair up!

But one woman says she was hospitalized after she contracted a potentially deadly infection from her hair ties.

According to CBS Philly, Audree Kopp noticed a bump on her wrist. At first, she didn’t think anything of it, but the bump continued to grow.

Her doctor gave her antibiotics to treat the growth, but nothing seemed to help. “It just kept getting bigger, and redder, and worse,” said Kopp.

Kopp eventually went to the emergency room where they told her she needed surgery. “Thank god I caught it in time or I could have had sepsis,” Kopp said.

So how did her hair ties cause this mess? Dr. Amit Gupta of Norton Healthcare told CBS Philly that bacteria from Kopp’s hair tie likely got under her skin through her pores and hair follicles, causing the nasty infection.

“It could have been a whole different ball game,” said Kopp. “Once it gets into your bloodstream, people have been known to go into a coma, your body shuts down. It could have been worse.”

Kopp wrote about the experience on Facebook, showing the bump as it continued to grow. She wrote:

“3 bacterias …. strep, staph, AND poly negative. I want to inform everyone to make sure no one else has to go thru this,” Kopp wrote in one post. “The GLITTER tie is the one that caused the issue.”

Doctors suggest washing the bands if possible and to avoid leaving them on your wrist for long periods of time. I suggest just buying new bands and maybe not doing this so much. I know I won’t be.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.


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