LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (WNCT) – A Kentucky woman says doctors blame her glittery hair-band for her infection on her wrist, according to CBS affiliate WLKY.
Audree Kopp noticed a growing bump on her wrist two weeks ago.
She says she went to a doctor who prescribed antibiotics.
Kopp says it continued to grow so she went to the emergency room.
She says she needed surgery or else she could have had sepsis.
“I didn’t believe it at first,” Audree Kopp told WLKY. “I thought that it was a spider bite, or something else, not from wearing hair-ties.”
WLKY reports doctors say the bump was filled with puss.
Doctors say it is likely that bacteria from the hair-tie she wore on her wrist got into her skin through her pores and hair follicles.
“Be careful, you can’t out all these hair-ties around the wrist particularly because it can cause problems with the skin, it can cause infection,” Dr. Amit Guipta from Norton HealthCare told WLKY.
It caused not one, but three types of infection.
Doctors report Kopp is recovering quickly.