Teen Girls Could Die for Brushing Her Hair
Here’s an extremely rare medical condition that’s not openly heard about - Hair Brushing Syndrome. Combing hair is a daily routine for most teens, but not for 13-year-old Megan Stewart. This Scottish schoolgirl has been warned that she could die if she brushes her hair…or even touches a balloon.
The issue was only discovered in Megan when her mother, Sharon, was getting her ready for the first day of primary six. Yorkhill Hospital for Children doctors have told them that they have heard of one other case of this condition ever, which means the 13-year-old has to avoid any kind of static, which could trigger a fatal reaction.
Talking to journalists, Sharon spoke about finding out. She was brushing Megan’s hair in the living room, when her daughter fell over and her lips became blue. She thought it was just a fit, which hadn’t happened before, so they called the paramedics. She was rushed to Wishaw General Hospital and diagnosed there.
Sharon added that it was a frightening and shocking incident, as they didn’t know what was going on. They had never heard of Hair Brushing Syndrome and have been told that the doctors have only heard of one other case.
Now, Megan has to have her hair brushed in a downward direction, but it has to be over the side of the bed. Her hair also has to be damp to avoid a static reaction and another seizure. Her condition can cause dizziness as well, and doctors are baffled about it; however, it’s thought the disorder is a result of birth complications.
When Megan was born, she could fit in a palm the size of a man’s hand at just 2lb and 5oz. She also had a hole in her diaphragmatic, which meant her stomach moved up and into her chest, only allowing for one lung to grow. The schoolgirl suffers from dorsal stream dysfunction, which makes it hard for her to see fast-moving objects, as well as asthma.