Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hair Tourniquet Prevention

Prevention of wrapped hair includes:

  • Inspect the toes, finger and penis of the infant during each diaper change.
  • Avoid exposing the infant to long strands of hair.

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Last Updated: Sep 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hair Tourniquet References
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