A Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid


PHOENIX, AZ. — An Arizona man had a runny nose all of the time. He thought he had year-round allergies. But after years of suffering he found out his runny nose was actually his brain leaking fluid.

Joe Nagy tried allergy medicine, which didn’t help. He said he had tissues on-hand all the time.  He got fed up and went to a specialist, who tested the fluid that was dripping out of his nose. That’s how he discovered it was actually brain fluid..

The membrane surrounding Nagy’s brain had a hole in it, causing the brain fluid to leak.  Nagy was ready to have brain surgery to fix the leak, but then he developed a near-deadly case of meningitis and the fluid became infected.

Eventually, Nagy’s infection cleared up, and he was able to have the surgery. Nakaji explained to FOX 10 how the surgery is done: A needle…

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