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What did Dr.Oz mean when he referred to the nose are as " the triangle of death"?
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The reason he called the nose and the upper lips the "triangle of death" is because when we touch that area, usually with fingers that have been exposed to pathogens such as viruses and bacteria from normal, everyday surfaces and contacts, these pathogens have access to the brain because the veins that drain blood from this part of the face, drain the blood to the brain before it gets back to the heart. That provides the access route for potentially serious infectious pathogens to cause some potentially very serious infections. Does that make sense?

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