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Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
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In brief: See below

The bacterium staph.
Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised.

In brief: See below

The bacterium staph.
Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised.
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology

In brief: Not likely

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In brief: Not likely

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Dr. Arlo Miller
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