Popping a pimple on your face can seem so satisfying at times – or even watching Dr. Pimple Popper do her magic is pleasing enough.
However, this one woman’s spot popping horror story is enough to put anyone off touching their zits again.
Gibsen Armstrong, like most of us, got her squeeze on to try and get rid of acne on her face.
But instead of the spot's healing, she was hospitalised with MRSA. Ouch!
Taking to TikTok under the username @.gibsenrenee, Gibsen exposed her terrifying spot popping experience.
She captioned the video: “That time I got MRSA from popping a pimple on my face.”
In the first clip, Gibsen can be seen with a severely red cheek with two picked spots on her face.
Not the usual reaction from trying to get rid of a couple of zits!
Instead of the skin healing like usual, in the next snap Gibsen looked like she had a major allergic reaction as she sported a puffy face.
Her face became progressively more red.
And, even her eye started to dramatically swell.
Shockingly, Gibsen can be seen laying on a hospital bed along with her ever increasing swollen face – but her torment did not stop here.
The spot where she contracted the bug had to be drained.
Bravely, Gibsen applied pressure above the pimple which caused thick yellow pus to flow out.
She admitted in the comments: “I was in hospital when it was draining and I was hooked up on IV’s 24/7.
“I got admitted to the hospital for a week because they couldn’t figure out what it was. It finally busted itself.”
Since being posted, Gibsen’s video has racked up 2.7 million views and 65,000 likes.
Flabbergasted by the pimple popping story, many people fled to the comments to share their horror.
One person commented: “New fear unlocked.”
Another user added: “People don’t realise how bad popping pimples is for you.”
A third person remarked: “I’m always picking at my face this makes me want to cry.”
Someone else admitted: “Me in the middle of a major break out thanks for the motivation to not pick.”
A fifth user noted: “Wow, didn’t know this was possible.”
According to the NHS website: “MRSA is a type of bacteria that's resistant to several widely used antibiotics. This means infections with MRSA can be harder to treat than other bacterial infections.
“Getting MRSA on your skin will not make you ill, and it may go away in a few hours, days, weeks or months without you noticing.
"But it could cause an infection if it gets deeper into your body.”
To find out more about MRSA, then visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mrsa/
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