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Dr Oz Warns There’s A ‘Triangle Of Death’ On Your Face

Dr Oz Warns There’s A ‘Triangle Of Death’ On Your Face

There's a triangle of death on your face. No, really. Right in the middle of your face.

While you might be screaming, 'ILLUMINATI', this facial triangle is potentially more dangerous than any alleged secret society ever could be.

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American celebrity doctor Dr Mehmet Oz says there is an area on your face, with your nose as the tip and a point on either side of your lips - about where dimples appear - at the end points, which can do some serious damage to your health if you're not too careful with it.

"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," Dr Oz told viewers on CNBC's Squawk Box.

It's not just the surface of the 'Triangle of Death' that's dangerous - Dr Oz also said to the audience: "You pull that hair out [from inside your nose]...there's a little blood that leaks out from the follicle that got disrupted."

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While that might sound a bit dramatic, he warns that scenario can cause cavernous sinus thrombosi, meningitis or a brain abscess, which sounds pretty nasty doesn't it?

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The first medical issue is a blood clot in the sinus, and if this happens, it can impact on one or a bunch of nerves that are situated around the cavernous sinus, causing a muscle or gland to lose its function.

It's pretty uncommon, especially since the advent of antibiotics, but if left untreated, there's a chance it can escalate and cause death.

Dr Sandra Lee, aka Dr Pimple Popper adds that popping a spot within this triangle area is pretty dangerous, telling Allure: "If you ever get an infected pimple here, it has a shorter distance to get to the cavernous sinus.

"If the inflammation from a zit spread, there's the potential for blindness or stroke."

Credit: Pfctdayelise/SpooSpa
Credit: Pfctdayelise/SpooSpa

While that might make you nervous to ever attack another pimple in that region, there's not a whole lot of medical evidence to support it - mainly because it's incredibly rare.

Dr Oz has made a career out of giving medical related advice on his TV show. He's a qualified physician, and still practices cardiology, but he's not exactly loved by the American Council on Science and Health due to his promotion of alternative medicine.

The organisation recently wrote: "We, like others in the scientific community, have been constant critics of the non-evidence backed 'advice' that Dr. Oz has dished out through the years.

"The bottom line, to no one's surprise, is that the recommendations made by Dr. Oz were not evidence-based and often had no legitimate scientific literature citation to confirm his claims, frequently overlooking potential harm and high costs."

Featured Image Credit: The Oprah Winfrey Show

Topics: Interesting, Face, Weird, Health, Dr Pimple Popper

Mike Wood

Mike Meehall Wood is a freelance journalist and translator. He writes for LADbible, VICE and countless sports publications, focusing on rugby league, football and boxing. He is a graduate of Leeds University and maintains a fizzy pop obsession. Contact Mike at [email protected]