Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hair Tourniquet Treatment

Treatment for a wrapped hair must occur urgently, so that the blood supply is restored.

Treatment for a wrapped hair may include:

Hair Tourniquet Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of wrapped hair.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a wrapped hair again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 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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