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How Fast Can I Make My Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea Go Away
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Spinal fluid leak: This means the spinal fluid, which normally surrounds the brain and spinal cord, is leaking through the skull base into the nose. There are many causes, including trauma, infections, a tumor, or following surgery of the brain or sinuses. Untreated spinal fluid leaks can cause meningitis (a serious infection) and should be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leaking spinal fluid: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Rhinorrhea is a runny nose. Nerves from the front of the brain (olfactory nerves) descend through a thin layer of bone called the cribriform plate and into the nasal cavity so you can smell. If that layer of bone is fractured, spinal fluid can leak down from the brain and out the nose. CSF rhinorrhea. ...Read more
Yes: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a curable condition. The source of the fluid leak must first be identified, usually by mri, ct or a special nuclear scan. The treatment of this is usually by surgical repair of the leak. Many times this surgery can be performed through the nose, if possible. Untreated CSF leaks can lead to meningitis. ...Read more
Is having cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea something to worry about? My wife is upset since my son's doctor visit.
Csf rhinorrhea: Unfortunately yes. The question is why does he have fluid from around his brain (CSF) coming from his nose. That usually means there is an abnormal connection from his brain to one of his sinuses which then drains out of his nose . I'm hoping there is a plan to figure it out? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We found out theres extra cerebrospinal fluid on frontal lobes in our 6 month old boy. We are told its benigndoes this really just go away on its own?
Yes it can: There is definitely a tpe of hydrocephalus that is benign and not caused by any obstruction in the CSF pathways in the brain, and yes, indeed, this can just clear up on its own over time, usually between ages 1 and 3. If a good neurologist or pediatric neurosurgeon has reviewed everything and concluded that it is indeed the type that will just clear up, rest assured! ...Read more
What kind work: Work involving heavy lifting, holding breathe, working in area which takes care of infection should be avoided. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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