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A 33-year-old member asked:

what can cause a cerebral fluid leak in the nose?

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Dr. Ravi Samy
Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Skull base defect: You need to see an otolaryngologist. You may need a ct scan and MRI scan. An audiogram may be ordered. The leakage can come from the skull base around the nose or the ear. This can be due to trauma, an encephalocele, prior surgery, etc. An untreated leak can cause meningitis.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Which side of the nose leads directly to the brain?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Back and above: There are bone and tissue barriers between the nose and the brain. But if you violated those barriers, going straight up will lead to the brain and going straight back will lead to the brain.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you blow your brain out through your nose or is that a myth?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Highly improbable: It is possible to have brain (encephalocele) or the intracranial membranes (meningocele) or a combination of the two prolapse from the cranial cavity into the nose and sinuses.Most of these are after sinus surgery or trauma, not from nose blowing.If there is a defect between the nose and cranial cavity nose blowing can force air into the cranium (pneumocephalus).Worry if water drips from one nostr.
Dayton, OH
A 28-year-old male asked:

What does it mean whenever you lay down your nose feels like is jamming into your brain? Like a lot of pressure from nose to your skull.

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
While not sure: Exactly what you are feeling here, it sounds like increased sinus pressure. I would recommend seeing a physician to rule out any serious issues. If you have inflammation in any of the many sinuses in your head, laying down can change the pressure and causes some discomfort in the area that feels like it is just behind your nose. I hope this helps and sorry i cannot help more. Best of luck!
United Arab Emirates
A 36-year-old female asked:

Can ants get into the brain from the nose if there are some biscuits in your bed ?

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No they cannot: No ants cannot get into your brain from your nose regardless of what type of food is on the bed. There is at least 10-20 mm of bone between the roof of the nose and the brain. No ant can dig that hard. You'll be fine. Just don't eat in bed because ant do bite skin.
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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Your welcome :)
Jan 31, 2015
Upper Darby, PA
A 17-year-old female asked:

Can putting nasal ointments or anything in your nose affect your brain?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Anything?: I wouldn't put any substance into the nose unless it was designed for that purpose. There is no direct connection between your nose and your brain, but should you get a serious bacterial infection in your nose it can travel thru blood vessels to your brain.

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