Yeah Pimple can also turn fatal!
A pimple, zit or spot is a kind of comedo and one of the many results of excess oil getting trapped in the pores. While Pimples can be treated by various acne medications prescribed by a physician, or purchased at a pharmacy with a wide variety of treatments, a lot of us prefer to Pop the Juicy ripe Pimple during a breakout. But Do you know popping a pimple can kill you? Well read on.
When it comes to acne, we all have certain spots where we are more likely to get a pimple. For some, acne appears where they hold their phone closest to their face. For some, it’s always been around the nose and upper lip.
It turns out that I’m actually lucky to have made it out of these pimple-popping sessions alive. Why? Because the central triangle of your face which includes your nose and upper lip have another nickname in the medical community —
It’s an area that covers part of the eyes, the bridge of your nose, the corners of your mouth and upper lip, and if exposed to infection it could cause serious consequence.
You can go ahead and pop all the pimples you want on your forehead. Attack the acne on your chin with ruthless abandon. But leave the deadly triangle alone.
Yup, this space on your face is so death-prone that science and medicine had to give it this ridiculous sounding name.
Popping a pimple in this area could literally kill you. That’s because the Blood vessels in this area drain to the back of your head and are a direct line to your brain – this means that any infections that develop in this area could go directly to the nerve centre.
While it is incredibly rare, if an infection was to develop it could lead to vision loss, permanent paralysis or even death.
Bursting that spot might provide you with a morsel of satisfaction but the Danger Triangle means business – so be sure to leave pimples in this area untouched.
If you innocently pop a pimple in the danger triangle and it becomes (knock on wood) infected, that can lead to stuff like loss of vision, meningitis, a brain abscess, or even death.
Yeah, I think I’ll take the concealer over the potential death sentence, thank you very much.
This makes me rethink every single action movie I have ever seen. You know when the good guy lays out the bad guy with the heel of his palm to his nose? Now he should just run at the guy with an extractor and some astringent, the effect would apparently be every single inch as deadly. Okay, maybe not. But it’s a comical image.
It’s ridiculously tempting to pop your pimples during an outbreak of acne. I have to be totally honest, I can’t see myself NOT popping a ripe and juicy pimple that’s ready to go even if it IS in the so-called danger triangle.
If you’ve got a pimple in the danger zone and you have to get it rid of it. There are lots of ways to do it without popping the pimple with simple beauty tips. Try applying a warm washcloth to open up the pore. Overnight drying creams are also a great option, along with just plain old steam (from a steam facial machine or just in the shower) to help the pore open without putting dangerous force on your face.
Also, doing all that stuff you’re supposed to do to prevent getting pimples in the first place is probably a good idea, too.
Most of us are well aware that squeezing spots carries the risk of infection but nonetheless, temptation kicks in and we take the risk anyway.
Chances are you’ve popped a pimple at some point but according to dermatologists you should resist the urge – not because it’s unhygienic or will leave unsightly scarring, but because it could actually kill you.
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