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This Woman Almost Died Because Of Something Even You Probably Do Every Day

If you're a girl with long hair or a guy with the same, you're probably used to tying up your hair into a bun with hair ties. And if that really is so, or are just extremely observing of what people around you do, then you must be familiar with the most convenient way to carry the hair ties when they're not holding hair together - wrap them around the wrist! Well, this was just what Audree Kopp used to do, until she learnt a hard lesson, something that every wise person should learn from.

Check out her story!

This Woman Almost Died Because Of Something Even You Probably Do Every Day

This Woman Almost Died Because Of Something Even You Probably Do Every Day

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Just doing what's usually done!

Just doing what's usually done!

Audree Kopp, a mother from Louisville, Kentucky, wrapped a glittery hair tie around her wrist one day when leaving her house. That is, of course, the most convenient way to carry around a hair tie when not in use, isn't it?

Bane of her life

Bane of her life

The glitter on the band created a small and undetectable scratch on her wrist. And that created an opening for unwanted and dangerous bacteria to make their way into her system.

First signs

First signs

The first sign of what would become a life-threatening infection was a bump the size of a quarter.

Consulting the doctor

Consulting the doctor

She went to her doctor to get a view on the matter, but the response she got was that it was "no big deal." She was put on a round of antibiotics.

Getting up the next morning, it was clear that it was no "no big deal"

Getting up the next morning, it was clear that it was no "no big deal"

As it turns out, it was actually quite a big deal! She barely avoided sepsis, or, blood poisoning!

Second opinion too late

Second opinion too late

She went to another doctor for a second opinion. But it was already quite late. The infection had reached her bones and tendons!

Dr. Amit Gupta's warning

Dr. Amit Gupta's warning

Dr. Amit Gupta, who was on Kopp's new medical team, says that carrying hair ties on your wrist can lead to infections, just like this.

Kopp's story better serve as a warning to all those who are used to tying hair ties on their wrists!

Kopp's story better serve as a warning to all those who are used to tying hair ties on their wrists!

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