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what exactly is csf rhinorrhea?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
A leaky brain : A CSF rhinorrhea occurs if there is an opening of the brain covering (dura) & the thin bone separating the nose from the base of the brain. This allows the sppinal fluid to leak into the nose.It is significant in revealing an open portal for nasal germs to get into the opening and cause repeated episodes of meningitis.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
The liquid is very watery and often unilateral, and comes out more when you bend over. It can be tested for glucose content with a dipstick; it positive, it's CSF.
Sep 17, 2012

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What is the difference between sinusitis and rhinitis?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Infection: Sinusitis is a bacterial infection of the sinuses. Rhinitis is inflammation of the nasal passages. The two usually but not always coexist.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What is a simple, ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for problems related to chronic rhinitis which may be related to menopause?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Salt water: You might find some relief from using a salt water (saline) nasal spray twice a day.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Agree with Dr. Majeroni. Also you can learn to use a Neti pot for a deeper rinse. It may help to rule out allergies and sinus infections as a cause of the rhinitis
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What kind treatment can somebody get for cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
CSF otorrhea: The treatment is primarily surgical. In some cases of trauma, however, where the leakage is very light, they might wait to see if spontaneous healing occurs.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea curable?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Yes: CSF otorrhea is caused by a defect in the bone surrounding the ear and the temporal bone. It can be cured but will require surgery to seal the leak. It is very important to have this taken care of. The risk of a untreated CSF leak is meningitis.
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Should I still go to work if I have cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
What kind work: Work involving heavy lifting, holding breathe, working in area which takes care of infection should be avoided. Discuss with your doctor.

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