Hair Tourniquet Syndrome Dangers: Parents Warn Others After Learning Baby's Swollen Toe Is a Medical Condition
Parents Sara and Tony Ward rushed their son 5-month-old son Logan to his pediatrician to find out what was wrong with the baby's toe.
A Missouri couple was shocked to learn that their infant son's swollen, bright red toe was actually a medical condition called hair tourniquet syndrome.
Parents Sara and Tony Ward rushed their 5-month-old son Logan to his pediatrician to find out what was wrong with the baby's toe.
“There was a line going around the middle of his toe that we could not see a hair or anything wrapped around his toe,” Sara told Inside Edition.
Hair tourniquet syndrome is when a small, sometimes microscopic hair wraps around a body part, usually a toe or finger, cutting off circulation. If left untreated, it can even cause tissue death.
“How could something that small cause him and cause us such a great deal of distress,” Tony said.
The family was able to get the hair out after using hair removal and numbing cream on the toe.
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