One woman was nearly killed when she decided to pop a pimple on her forehead. But it turned out–this was not a pimple ready to be popped, but something else. And she nearly died as a result of this mistake.
Katie Wright, a 21-year-old from Austin wrote on the internet what happened:
“A week ago I decided to pick at what I thought was a giant under the skin pimple because it had been hurting for a while and got too painful to ignore. Within an hour my entire face swelled up and HURT…I went to the emergency room and they said it was a very serious case of Cellulitis, which is a version of staph infection…Since it was on my face, there was a huge risk of it spreading to my brain or my eyes causing me to go blind.”
“The pressure and heat was unbearable,” Wright said. “Imagine a hot coal trying to burst out of your skin, that’s what it felt like.”
“Cellulitis is not always easy to recognize. For this reason is it often under-diagnosed, or even over-diagnosed, by many health care providers,” a doctor said. “What’s important to know is to maintain a high level of suspicion if there is an unusually deep or painful swelling, especially anywhere on the face.”
“If you take one thing away from this, please see how crucial it is to thoroughly wash your brushes and tools,” Wright said. “I urge everyone to take an extra step in your cleaning routine to prevent yourself from a horrifying, painful and potentially life threatening infection.”
Will you pay attention next time you pop a pimple?
Read more: http://godfitting.com/2018/01/01/tried-pop-pimple-within-minutes-excruciating-pain-found-really/#ixzz533ZuLqwR