A mother awoke in the middle of the night when her 10 week old was screaming. She was confused when she couldn't get her infant to eat. The mother realized that her little boy's foot was red and swollen. The mother saw the hair wrapped around Ezra's four toes. The mother tried to remove the hair for over 15 minutes and decided that she needed to go to the hospital when she couldn't get it removed. Hair tourniquets are wherein a hair or other thread becomes tied around a toe or finger or male genital tightly, so as to put the digit at risk of damage.
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