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Mom Warns Parents About the Severity of Hair Tourniquet Syndrome After Her 5-Months-Old Develops It
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Mom Warns Parents About the Severity of Hair Tourniquet Syndrome After Her 5-Months-Old Develops It

His toe started swelling and changing colors, all because of a strand of hair. "I was just kind of in shock the whole time that it was getting to this point," said the mom.

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A mother from Missouri, Sara Ward, is alerting other parents about a rare disease that brought her 5-month-old baby to the Emergency Room. She said on Facebook that her 5-month-old baby, Logan, began experiencing a disease known as hair tourniquet syndrome. He started showing symptoms on January 22 and then within just one week was taken to his pediatrician's office, urgent care, and, finally, the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital emergency department, reports Good Morning America

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She said, "This was my first time and even with being a third-time parent, I was not aware of this beforehand. I had never seen this or this (had) never come up with any of my friends or family members that are moms." She further said that she was completely unaware of the severity of this condition. Her husband and she discovered one of Logan's toes was a darker shade of pink than usual on that Saturday. She elaborates, "We kind of didn't really think much of it that night because he didn't seem bothered by it at all." They did not pay much attention to it until his toe changed color again after the weekend.