While popping pimples always carry a risk of infection, picking a pimple in that zone can lead to more serious consequences if infection does set in.
explains that the blood vessels in the triangular area on the face that extends from the corners of the mouth to the bridge of the nose drain to the back of the head and up to the brain.The famous surgeon and host of "The Dr. Oz Show"
"Since veins in the facial area lack protective valves, the bacteria could theoretically enter your bloodstream and lead to infections elsewhere in the body," Oz writes in his magazine, The Good Life.
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"You pick in that area, that triangle of death, you have a risk of that infection transcending the skin and going up to your brain," Oz says on CNBC's Squawk Box.
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