Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wrapped Hair Home Care

Home care for a wrapped hair includes:

  • Removal of the hair with tweezers

Wrapped Hair Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have a wrapped hair and any of the following:

  • You are unable to remove the hair
  • Swelling of the finger, toe or penis
  • Redness of the end of the finger, toe or penis
  • Pale skin on the end of the finger, toe or penis
  • Blue skin on the end of the finger, toe or penis
  • Bleeding at the site of the wrapped 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 Wrapped Hair References
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