True or False?
There is an area on your face called the Triangle of Death. It is the area from the bridge of your nose, to the corners of your mouth. Popping pimples in this area, is like playing Zit Russian Roulette.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, from sharecare.com, explains, “Blood vessels in the triangle of death drain to the back of the head, where they meet up with the veins at the base of the brain. From there, it is a quick shot to the cavernous sinus, which receives blood from this nearby web of veins.”
Popping the pimples won’t actually cause death, but squeezing it can actually push bacteria and pus deeper into your skin, causing an infection. The infection then could travel through the veins and drain into the “cavernous sinus”. The cavernous sinus is the cavity at the base of the brain, which drains deoxygenated blood from the brain back to the heart. Infections in this area can cause vision loss, paralysis, headaches and even death.
Before you get too freaked out though, the chances of you dying from popping pimples in the Triangle of Death is pretty slim. But, just to be on the safe side, most experts say just to leave pimples alone, and let them go away by themselves. Yeah, we know… it’s a lot easier said than done!
True Or False? Popping pimples can cause death.