Put the tweezers down!
That's the message from Dr. Mehmet Oz, who said you better think twice before pulling out that nose hair or popping that pimple in the "triangle of death"—an area on the face around the nose and upper lip.
"You pick in that area, that triangle of death, you have a risk of that infection transcending the skin and going up to your brain," said the host of "The Dr. Oz Show," who offered all kinds healthy living advice in an extensive interview Tuesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Warning: skip this paragraph if you're squeamish. As for that nose hair, he said: "You pull that hair out … there's a little blood that leaks out from the follicle that got disrupted." Bacteria can then get in there, breed infection, which can travel to your brain and cause cavernous sinus thrombosis. OK, it's safe to read again!