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​Popping A Spot On This Part Of Your Face Could Have Fatal Consequences

​Popping A Spot On This Part Of Your Face Could Have Fatal Consequences

When you get a spot on your face it can be so tempting to touch ut, and even though you know it'll end in tears and leave a scar after you've popped the life out of it , you still do it, don't you?

But after reading this you may think twice before you try to pop that spot.

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According to FEMAIL there is a "triangle of death" on your face and if you get a spot in that area don't even think about touching it.

The "triangle of death" also known as the "danger triangle"stretches from the top of the nose to a point on either side of the lips.

Jeremy Brauer, clinical professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Centre, explains that the veins you have here lead back to the "cavernous sinus" which is located in the brain.

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Squeezing a spot can create an open wound, which in turn can become infected by the dirt from our hands and airborne bacteria.

The veins can then form clots to contain infections, which puts pressure on the brain and leads to partial or full paralysis and in some cases death.

If left untreated an infection of the sinus cavity can also cause complete loss of vision, brain abscesses and meningitis.

Dr Sandra Lee better known as Dr Pimple Popper said that if inflammation from a spot spreads to the inner part of the brain, there's potential for blindness and a massive stroke.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

The condition, known as Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, kills 30% of those who contract it.

Before you panic, Dr Brauer has explained to Men's Health that the chances of death are "exceedingly low" as these types of infections are treatable with antibiotics.

Well, just to be on the safe side we think we'll be keep our hands away from the"triangle of death" next time a spot appears there.

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: acne, Life

Niamh Spence

Niamh Spence is a freelance writer, covering lifestyle topics. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Journalism in 2012 and has switched between PR and journalism ever since. Usually found with coffee and on twitter.

 

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