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Hello doctors , i wanted to ask about signs and semptoms of CSF rhinorrea and how can you know if its a CSF or allergic rhinorrea?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Glucose

Easiest test is to check the fluid running from the nose for glucose, which your doctor can do.
CSF contains glucose and mucous does not. CSF also tends to be very clear, and would be less likely to be associated with itching in the nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.

In brief: Glucose

Easiest test is to check the fluid running from the nose for glucose, which your doctor can do.
CSF contains glucose and mucous does not. CSF also tends to be very clear, and would be less likely to be associated with itching in the nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Glucose in snort

If you find glucose in snort, it is very suggestive of CSF leak.
Perhaps a ct scan can tell as well. This is not for home-made diagnosis. Did you suffer from a head trauma recently (car accident, falling on the head, hit by a golf ball or baseball)?

In brief: Glucose in snort

If you find glucose in snort, it is very suggestive of CSF leak.
Perhaps a ct scan can tell as well. This is not for home-made diagnosis. Did you suffer from a head trauma recently (car accident, falling on the head, hit by a golf ball or baseball)?
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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