What is the risk with a such infection ? Well, it’s a big one. “Be careful,” Gupta warned. “I mean, you can’t put all these hair ties around the wrist particularly because it can cause problems to the skin, it can cause infection.” Once it gets into your bloodstream, people have been known to go into a coma, your body shuts down. It could have been worse. As the subject of this story, Audree Kopp, decided after what happened, all women must not use the hair accessory around their wrists. “I want to inform everyone to make sure no one else has to go thru this,” Kopp wrote in one post at Facebook.