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Old 04-06-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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A young mother will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair after catching a serious infection from using her best friend's make up brush on a pimple.
Jo Gilchrist, 27, was left writhing in pain on Valentine's Day when a staph infection invaded her body and eventually attacked her spine.
She has been in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital ever since and doctors are still desperately trying to rid her body of the bacteria.
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'It started as a little ache in my back and I thought it was my bad posture, but it kept getting worse and worse,' Ms Gilchrist told Daily Mail Australia.
'I was in incredible pain and nothing would work. I honestly thought I was going to die - the pain was worse than childbirth.'
The mother of one says it took doctors a long time to work out what was wrong and her body started to go numb and she lost feeling in her legs.
'They said (the numbness) would go all the way up my arms and into my chest and when that happened I'd have to be put in an induced coma and learn to breathe again,' she said.
Ms Gilchrist was airlifted from her country hometown of Warwick to Brisbane where she underwent emergency surgery.
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Mum left in wheelchair after catching infection from makeup brush | Daily Mail Online

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I thought about putting this in current events, but due to it being about the potential dangers of cosmetics and using others I would put it here.

I realize this kind of thing is obviously very rare, but the fact is this wouldn't have happened if women didn't feel they have to hide "imperfections" and there weren't harmful chemicals in them.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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Mum left in wheelchair after catching infection from makeup brush | Daily Mail Online

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I thought about putting this in current events, but due to it being about the potential dangers of cosmetics and using others I would put it here.

I realize this kind of thing is obviously very rare, but the fact is this wouldn't have happened if women didn't feel they have to hide "imperfections" and there weren't harmful chemicals in them.
She has a staph infection. The article does not even imply that "harmful chemicals" in makeup had anything to do with her condition.

It was contracted from sharing a makeup brush with an infected person according to the Mail.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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Mum left in wheelchair after catching infection from makeup brush | Daily Mail Online

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I thought about putting this in current events, but due to it being about the potential dangers of cosmetics and using others I would put it here.

I realize this kind of thing is obviously very rare, but the fact is this wouldn't have happened if women didn't feel they have to hide "imperfections" and there weren't harmful chemicals in them.
Never knew bacteria were chemicals. Science is crazy.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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Why in the world would you use someone else's makeup brush? Especially after you knew they had a staph infection, which are highly contagious?!
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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I realize this kind of thing is obviously very rare, but the fact is this wouldn't have happened if women didn't feel they have to hide "imperfections" and there weren't harmful chemicals in them.
Or if they just didn't share makeup and brushes. There's nothing wrong with wearing makeup.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I realize this kind of thing is obviously very rare, but the fact is this wouldn't have happened if women didn't feel they have to hide "imperfections" and there weren't harmful chemicals in them.
Chemicals, harmful or not, had absolutely nothing to do with this.
Why even say that?

The story is about sharing something that belongs to an infected person... not about chemicals.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: MA
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Thanks for sharing because that is very real danger that many of us face. Most people just randomly walk around grabbing makeup brushes not knowing they are playing Russian roulette with their lives......
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Old 04-06-2015, 04:18 PM
 
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The moral of the story is that staph is highly communicable and debilitating, even potentially fatal, if complications ensue. It's not an anti-makeup article. It's about the staph bacterium MRSA, which is resistant to anti-biotics. Hospitals are finding it very hard to control. it's important to have some awareness of the seriousness of this scourge. If you think the article is about makeup, you're really missing the point. With something this serious, it's best not to mislead people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methici...ococcus_aureus.


To prevent MRSA infection, individuals should regularly wash hands using soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer, keep wounds clean and covered, avoid contact with other people's wounds, avoid sharing personal items such as razors or towels, shower after exercising at athletic facilities (including gyms, weight rooms, and school facilities), shower before using swimming pools or whirlpools, and maintain a clean environment.

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Old 04-06-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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Hmmmm.....it would never occur to me to use someone else's make up brush whether they had an infection or not. To me it would be like using someone's toothbrush or lipstick.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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Hmmmm.....it would never occur to me to use someone else's make up brush whether they had an infection or not. To me it would be like using someone's toothbrush or lipstick.
Exactly - or washcloth, bath towel, nail clippers, etc.

Shocking how some can get lazy or sloppy with their grooming habits. Gross - now I need a shower.
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