man vs foods Adam Richman was almost killed by his mustache Having a facial hair follicle infection, the famous foodie revealed during a podcast this week.
Richman, 47, said he noticed a pimple-like growth in the area before realizing something was definitely wrong during a Michelin event in Zurich in 2018.
His upper lip swelled “like a banana,” he told the podcast. Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did,
“One of my mustache follicles just looked like a pimple and it wasn’t healing properly,” he said. “I went to a doctor and then eventually my lip was puffy like a banana – it was weird. I remember going to tear off a piece of medical tape and I couldn’t find my teeth.
Need to stay quarantine, lips swollen ‘like a banana’
The former Food Network star needed to be quarantined, and eventually required surgery and a “severe course of antibiotics” to completely rid himself of the infection, he told the podcast.
His doctor told him that such infections can often go “intracranial,” or into the scalp.
“I learned from maxillofacial surgeons that the area from the inside of your eyes to the outer corner of your lips, they call this the ‘danger triangle’ because there are many opportunities for surface infections to go intracranial.”
The infection, known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a type of bacteria—commonly associated with hospitals—that is resistant to several widely used antibiotics that treat it. can be particularly difficult.
The infection enters the bloodstream with toxins, killing one-fifth of infected patients.
Roughly 30 percent of people carry the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, usually in their nose, groin, armpits or buttocks, and usually without even realizing it.
It invades the body’s bloodstream before releasing toxic toxins that kill up to a fifth of infected patients.
Richman said he didn’t know how he got the infection, though his doctor said it could be anything from a glass of water, hotel towels to touching someone’s hand.
“The doctor said it could be anything from a glass of water to a hotel towel, to shaking someone’s hand and then forever. [touching my face], There are many ways.”
The Brooklyn native, who hosted Man Vs Food from 2008 to 2012, began taking his health more seriously after retiring from the show, and quickly lost 60 pounds thanks to his efforts.
in 2014, Guardian reported that Richman was inexplicably removed from “Man Finds Food,” another Food Network show against haters on social media.