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Monday, May 30, 2016
Skin Care and Diseases
Death by pimple?
I heard that you can die from popping a pimple. Is that true and how likely is that to happen?
Deaths from popping pimples are mostly because the pimple was located on certain areas of the face, wherein if a bad infection results, it can easily spread to important blood vessels/sinuses that go to the brain and that could be really serious.
Best to not touch acne, especially with one's own fingers.
Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University