What Is the ‘Triangle of Death’ on Your Face

On the face, it is called the triangle of death because there are three parts: The nose (the eye)

The mouth (the ear)

And the chin (the jaw). If you have ever had a pimple on your face, then you know how painful they can be. They may even hurt when they’re not bleeding!

But don’t worry; these aren’t deadly or life threatening pimples. They just feel like them. And they are caused by bacteria that live on the surface of our skin. You probably have heard about the triangle of death before. Some say it’s caused by germs that live on the surface of your skin. Others believe it’s due to tiny cuts made during a medical procedure. Still others think it comes from something else entirely, but they haven’t been able to explain why exactly and where it came from in the first place. Either way, it’s a very common condition. According to dermatologists, the triangle of death occurs when the bacteria cause inflammation in one part of your body, such as your nose or cheekbones. Then they travel up into your head and cause pain. When you get a pimple on one of those areas, it causes you to scratch at it until the pus oozes out and bleeds onto your face. It can also cause you to have headaches. You should try not to squeeze or pick at a pimple on your face, or else you might get an infection. Dermatologists say that if you pick at a pimple in the triangle of death, it will definitely become infected. You also need to be extra gentle with the area when you wash it. You should use an anti-bacterial soap while you lather your face and try to keep your hands off of the rest of your face. The infection will usually last for about a week, but if you take care of it properly, it shouldn’t leave a permanent mark on your face or anything like that.

So, is there any way to prevent this from happening?

Well, not really. Most people can prevent pimples in general, but when it comes to this condition, most dermatologists say there just isn’t much you can do to prevent it. The triangle of death is formed by the nose, the mouth, and the jawline. These are all areas that don’t have hair and are typically exposed to the world. That means there is nothing to protect these areas from wind, heat, or cold. Cold and dry air cause your pores to close, which means less dirt can get in them. The oil and dead skin cells still build up, so they become clogged. That’s when the bacteria have enough room to multiply. If you get a pimple on your face, try not to pop it. There is a risk of infection because pimples in this area are so close to your sinuses.

You should always see a doctor if you have a pimple in this area. If you feel dizzy or have a severe headache, then go to the emergency room immediately.

Sources & references used in this article:

Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death by J Frederick – 2010 – books.google.com

Triangle of death: strategic communication, counterinsurgency, and the rumor mill by D Bernardi, SW Ruston – Rumor and communication in Asia in the …, 2013 – books.google.com

The triangle of death in Alzheimer’s disease brain: the aberrant cross-talk among energy metabolism, mammalian target of rapamycin signaling, and protein … by F Di Domenico, E Barone, M Perluigi… – Antioxidants & redox …, 2017 – liebertpub.com

Finding the love of God in the drug triangle of death by C Johnston – Encounter, 2011 – search.proquest.com

The men with the pink triangle: The true, life-and-death story of homosexuals in the Nazi death camps by H Heger – 2010 – books.google.com

Triangle of Death: The Shocking Truth about the Role of South Vietnam and the French Mafia in the Assassination of JFK by CW Sasser – 2010 – Macmillan

The triangle fire by B O’Leary – 2003 – books.google.com