Illustrative CasesHair Tourniquet ManagementO'Gorman, Aisling BSc, MDCM*; Ratnapalan, Savithiri MBBS, MEd, MRCP, FRCPC, FAAP†Author Information From the *University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; and †McGill University, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Reprints: Savithiri Ratnapalan, MBBS, MEd, MRCP, FRCPC, FAAP, Division of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Pediatric Emergency Care: March 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 203-204 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31820d65b7 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Unwind or incise has been the standard of management for removing hair tourniquets. The hair ends are usually difficult to hold and unwind as they break at the ends easily, and using scalpels or needles to get under the hair tourniquet is difficult when the involved appendage is swollen and leads to more trauma to the injured area. This is the first case report that describes the removal of hair tourniquet using a depilatory cream. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.