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Popped a pimple in the crease of the nose. Can this lead to spinal problems or deadly diseases?

I read an article that said it is dangerous to pop a pimple in the crease of your nose . I can t remember why, but it was something to do with the veins and it can lead to a spinal problem or illness that is deadly. It was an article in a magazine under the topic of Ten things you didn t know could kill you or something like that. Well my daughter has popped a pimple in the crease of her nose today and it is scaring me to death! can you tell me if there is any truth to this? And should I be worried? Should I take her to the doctor?
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Thanks for choosing HCM,
please do not worry since it does not cause any spinal problem but sometimes the boil in this area may cause cavernous sinus thrombosis because this area of face drains into brain vessels but is is very rare .
Tell me what is the age of your daughter so that I calculate the dosage of antibiotic . Meanwhile apply Fucidic acid cream twice a day.
Bye for now.
Answered: Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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