Runny Nose Could Be Brain Fluid Leaking Out

runny noseYou might want to think twice the next time you have a runny nose or you are about to sneeze, as a runny nose may signal a leaking brain fluid.

After going to a doctor for his nose that’s been runny for over a year, Arizona resident Joe Nagy discovered that his runny nose was actually brain fluid leaking out through his nasal cavity.

“I got to the point where I had tissues all the time in my pocket,” Nagy told Fox 10 News.

“I was scared to death, if you want to know the truth.”

Nagy was actually suffering from a medical condition known as cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, or CSF rhinorrhea. Though still a rare medical condition, it’s not as uncommon as you might expect.

CSF rhinorrhea is caused by a small tear or hole in the membrane surrounding the brain. It can come from a severe head injury, complications from surgery, or high pressure in the skull, or intercranial pressure.

Read the rest of the article on Yahoo! to know more about CSF rhinorrhea.