Woman’s Viral Post Warns Parents About Condition Triggered By Styling Child’s Hair


By Nicole Pelletiere, GMA.com


A Tennessee woman is alerting others to a little-known condition called hair-grooming syncope, which could be triggered by simply curling or combing a person’s hair.

Alicia Renee Phillips, a mom of three from Clinton, Tennessee, took to Facebook last week to describe how styling her kid sister’s hair strangely led to an emergency room visit.

Phillips told “Good Morning America” she was helping Gracie Brown, 10, get ready for Sunday school the morning of July 7. Gracie had slept over Phillips’ home the night before.

“I said, ‘Hey let’s curl your hair, put some makeup on, and have some fun sister time before church,'” Phillips recalled telling her sister. “She kind of closed her eyes and leaned forward. She’s a goofy kid and I thought she was joking. She did it again and made a gagging sound like she was going to throw up, and that’s when I rushed my girls out of the bathroom”…more

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