New warnings are issued after a woman developed cellulitis after popping what she thought was a pimple on a sensitive part of her face. Now, a new tale just might make you think twice before putting a bump in the crosshairs of your tweezers or fingernails. Last month, Katie Wright began picking at what she thought was a pimple under the skin of her eyebrow. She sought medical treatment and learned that what she believed was a bothersome pimple on her face was in fact a severe infection. Amesh A. If the skin inside this triangle is broken — from a cut or popped pimple, for example —bacteria can enter your body.
Man nearly dies after popping 'pimple' in 'danger triangle'
Danger triangle of the face - Wikipedia
As much as I am ashamed to admit it, I still compulsively pick at my skin. Nothing — from Post-it notes to throwing out our magnifying mirror — has stopped me from clawing at my complexion. That is, until I heard about "the danger triangle" from YourTango. Look at your face in the mirror. Imagine there is a dot on the bridge of your nose and one at either corner of your mouth, then mentally connect them to form a triangle. According to YourTango, you should never pick at pimples in this patch of skin.
Danger Triangle of Face and Septic Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis.
It approximately covers the area from the corners of the mouth to the bridge of the nose, including the nose and maxilla. The facial vein is the largest vein of the face with no valves. Deep connections of the facial veins include:. The facial vein communicates with the cavernous sinus through these connections.
A man from Zhejiang, China, nearly lost his life after popping what he thought was a pimple near his upper lip, Ming Pao reported. The 'pimple' had grown in size over time and caused him pain, so the year-old gave it a squeeze and purged some pus. When the man sought help at a local hospital, he had developed a high fever and could not breathe properly.