Kimberly Grubb brought her baby daughter Norah Saed to University Community Hospital early Friday, because she was crying so much. That's when doctors discovered one toe was nearly amputated, and others severely swelled because of a hair strand wrapped around them.
Hair tourniquet syndrome is actually a common occurrence. This is when a hair or thread becomes tightly wrapped around a toe, wrist, or other appendage. This can cause pain or even lead to loss of the appendage.
How do you avoid Hair Tourniquet Syndrome when you are postpartum and shedding hair like crazy? The Mom of the baby in the picture suggests simple changes like washing your baby's clothes separately from your own. You should also check the baby's appendages on a regular basis.