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Love Island star Laura Crane has finally been released from hospital. 

The blonde beauty spent 10 days in hospital, after falling ill with sepsis. 

The 23-year-old has been updating her fans about her experiences in hospital, and is delighted to be released. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to The Mayo Clinic, sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body.

This inflammation can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail.

If sepsis progresses to septic shock, blood pressure drops dramatically, which may lead to death.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posting a pic of herself in her hospital bed, Laura wrote: 'DAY 10 in hospital and your girl has FINALLY been sent home, honestly it has been the worst week of my life.'

'When I fell ill last Tuesday with a temperature never did I think it was about to be a week as scary as it has been.' 

'Being someone that never really gets ill, I never thought that something like this would happen to me, however, it has taught me how important it is to listen to your body because it can so quickly turn fatal if you don’t look for the vital signs.'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'It’s going to be a slow recovery, but I am so grateful to have had the people I had around me this week that spent countless hours in my hospital room wiping my tears and making sure I didn’t run away when I was told I had to stay day after day.'

We're delighted to hear that Laura is on the mend. 

The surfer girl turned reality TV star was a late entry to the Love island villa, where she coupled up with Jack Fowler. She and Jack split shortly after the show came to an end. 

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Love Island's Laura Crane is in hospital.

The pro-surfer was admitted three days ago and has only began sharing photos of her experience now.

On her Insta story, she took a selfie laying on a hospital bed with a nurse in the background.

She captioned the image: “Day 3, I hate being [sick].”

After several days of her hospital stay, Laura is starting to grow worried about her condition.

“No more hospitals I BEG”, she said followed by a crying emoji.

“Pray that I go home today”.

Laura’s rep told The Sun that it is “a scary time” for the Love Island star and her loved ones.

“Laura is sadly quite unwell. She was rushed in on Tuesday and they quickly diagnosed sepsis.

“It’s taking time to control her temperature and rid her blood of the infection, but it had spread quite rapidly.

“A scary time for her and her family but we’re praying she makes a full recovery in the next couple of days.”

Her condition came on quite suddenly and it is unsure what caused it as of this moment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meanwhile, the surfer is trying to remain positive and focus on her well-being.

Reminiscing on her version of paradise, Laura shared an old photo of her on the beach with a gorgeous sunset background.

“If there is ever a place I belong … it’s here , watching the sun melt in to the ocean”, she said.

We are glad to see that Laura is alright at the moment and we wish her all the best in her recovery.

Updates on her condition to follow.

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If you have long hair, you no doubt have a hair tie somewhere on your person at the moment – in your handbag, your coat pocket or indeed, on your wrist.

But one US woman learnt the hard way that putting hair ties on your wrist can actually lead to serious bacterial infection.

​Audree Kopp from Kentucky was rushed into emergency surgery last month after doctors discovered she had three types of harmful bacteria under her skin, most likely from the flat glittery hair tie she had been wearing around her wrist.

Speaking to a US news channel, Audree said she noticed something was amiss when the skin on her wrist began to swell – though she thought at first it was the result of a spider bite.

When prescription antibiotics failed to clear it up, Audree headed to the ER, where doctors examined her – and told her she was dangerously close to developing sepsis.

"Thank god that I caught it in time," she said. 

"Once it gets into your bloodstream, people have been known to go into a coma, your body shuts down it could have been way worse."

According to her doctors, bacteria from things like dirty hair ties can seep under the skin through pores and hair follicles if left for too long.

In order to clear up the infection, doctors had to slice through the wound and drain it of puss. Delightful.

If you really can't get by without a hair tie to hand at all times, try one of these smoother hair ties, which are easier to clean:

Lesson learned.

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