ABSCESS OF DANGEROUS AREA OF FACEA

ABSCESS OF DANGEROUS AREA OF FACEA
The dangerous triangle of the face consists of the area from the corners of the mouth to the bridge of the nose, including the nose and maxilla.Due to the special nature of the blood supply to the human nose and surrounding area, it is possible (although very rare) for retrograde infections from the nasal area to spread to the brain. This picture depicts a pustule at the nostril. Diabetics are more prone to get this infection. Self inflicted trauma of nose such as nose picking cause infection of hair follicle with severe pain. It is advisable to admit this patient to ward for intra venous antibiotics. Incision and drainage is rarely required. Until infection settles blood sugar level should be controlled with insulin.