A member asked:

What are the odds/chances of getting cavernous sinus thrombosis or a brain abscess [or other brain problem] from popping a pimple on your nose/etc?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Popping pimples on various sites on the face happens at an unknown rate among those effected. We know that brain abscesses & cavernous sinus thrombosis do occur & are related to introduction of germs from sites in the triangle formed between the eyes & mouth. Actual odds are undefined but it is not common.

Answered Feb 25, 2019



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