Having long hair can be sometime quite a pain. Maybe the most common problem that most long-haired persons are confronted with is losing their hair ties. What better way to keep you from losing them than securing them to your wrist? It would seem that safe-keeping your ties is more risky that anyone has thought. A woman developed an abscess because of hair ties.
You are naturally wondering what a hair tie has to do with developing an abscess. Normally, there’s nothing wrong with keeping your favorite hair ties on your wrist. But, every now and then, something happens, something that exceeds all expectations.
A young woman from Louisville, by the name of Audree, took great pride in her smooth hair band. She preferred them over the glittery ones because, as she declared they were much easier to clean. Also, Audree had the habit of putting her hair band collection on the wrist of her hands. A couple of days later, as she was preparing to move out of the city, she saw a rather peculiar sign on her wrist, just under the hairbands.
She initially thought nothing of it, saying that the mark was most probably a spider bite. As days went by, the mark continued to grow in size. Audree became alarmed one day, when she woke up to see that her entire wrist was swollen.
After that, she was immediately rusher to the nearest hospital. Before this happened, Audree was taking antibiotics in order to treat her condition. The doctors who admitted her into the emergency room were appalled to see Aubree’s wrist.
When she asked about her conditioned, the doctors answered that the little tick mark on her wrist that grew up was no more, no less, than a full-fledged abscess. The doctors immediately scheduled Audree for surgery in order to draw the pus out from Audree’s abscess.
One of the doctors declared that at the time Aubree was admitted into the emergency room, she tested positive for 3 types of bacteria. After a couple of hours spent in the operating room, Audree was pus free and her abscess subsided.
The doctors that treated her said that the bacteria probably were picked up from the hairbands Audree had in her wrist. If Audree would get hurt in that area, the bacteria would seize the opportunity to jump right into the wound and then up the bloodstream.