Most of us may be learning about this syndrome for the first time through the story of a teenager who cannot comb her hair as the very activity can actually kill her.
Brushing hair can spell doom for 13-year-old Megan Stewart, due to a very rare medical condition called hair brushing syndrome.
AdvertisementMegan was diagnosed with the condition just three years ago after she turned blue and collapsed while her mother combed her hair.
Any contact with static electricity is enough for Megan's brain to completely shut down.
Clearly, this means she has to completely avoid contact with fabrics like polyester or any shiny material as this could turn life threatening for this teenager.