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I googled this and I'm scared - water running from nose - anyone reassure me?

(35 Posts)
Pinkflipflop Sat 22-Jun-13 17:07:49

When I bend over from time to time water runs from my nose, it's not mucus just water, very runny and it is a bit salty. It just rushes out so quickly that it ran into my mouth once. I never thought much about it but today I googled it as it happened again.

It mentions an infection in the brain.

I'm terrified sad

Should I be worried?

TeWaterBoy Fri 02-Sep-16 06:43:15

That always happens to me after I go for a surf, salt water runs out my nose from the sea. sometimes it even takes day or two for the water to find it's way out, then it gushes out. That could explain why you also have salty water that comes out your nose smile If you don't swim often then I would go to the doctor to check it out.

Vafa Wed 04-May-16 17:40:22

Also I broke my nose about 7 years ago

Vafa Wed 04-May-16 17:37:00

Hi,
I am 23 years old .
I Have been experiencing the same thing .
But it is happening more frequently recently, like today it happened to me twice.
Dr. Told me get CT and I did, the CT showed nothing and I dont have any allergies.
Also I have had maxillary sinus which has been treated. Could the cause be that?
Pls answer I'm freaked out 😢

Boomingmarvellous Mon 22-Feb-16 11:28:25

You have read you get a watery discharge from the nose and it's the fluid that surrounds the brain presumably? This only happens after a head injury and skull fracture.

Any infection of the brain (encephalitis or meningitis) and you would be very ill.

Any lastly it's sugary, not salty. So don't worry.

It's probably sinus or allergy based, but your go will confirm. Try not to have air fresheners in the home. They do it to me.

guidinglight Sun 21-Feb-16 18:19:54

I've had a CSF leak - I spent 4 days horizontal, crying in pain and throwing up every time I moved. Go to your doctor if you're concerned but I think if it was anything serious, you would really know about it.

Marshy Fri 19-Feb-16 08:43:58

Anyone with a serious brain injury or infection would have more symptoms than a runny nose!

Step away from Dr Google, calm down and maybe make an appointment with your GP I wouldn't bother

GeeGee123456 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:42:14

You have had this 4/5 times over a few months mine started this month February and I have had this daily!! Should I be worried??!!sad

FoggyMorn Thu 24-Dec-15 19:46:33

Realistically if you are well enough to type posts on mums net (and haven't had a head injury), and dont have a massive headache, it's very unlikely to be leaking out of your brain!

Relax, enjoy Christmas smile

Whitecoconut Thu 24-Dec-15 19:43:05

I only get hay fever in summer, not sure it's allergic rhinitis.

P1nkP0ppy Thu 24-Dec-15 19:38:41

It's allergic rhinitis, nothing serious or life-threatening.

Whitecoconut Thu 24-Dec-15 19:30:00

I know this is an old thread but recently I have watery fluid running down my left nostril every five days or so. It's only a few drops. No headaches or other symptoms. Just seeing if anyone posted on this thread been to the doctor and found that it's nothing serious?

Whoknows36 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:31:11

From what I googled it is very unlikely to be anything serious unless you've suffered head injury or had sinus / brain operations.
If you've had either of these there is a chance it could be. Generally you would have severe headaches which only get better from laying down. But some people don't get any symptoms apart from the dripping nose.

A cat scan and lumber puncture with a dye would diagnose if cfs is the case.

Lozislovely Mon 24-Jun-13 08:13:07

I've had this for years and found out recently its a side effect of the medication I'm on.

Itaintmebabeitaintmeyourlookin Sun 23-Jun-13 13:04:49

If u haven't had a skull fracture you don't need to worry. Honestly you would be visiting your GP with a runny nose... What's the differential? A cold or hayfever ?!!

No wonder people are outside AE in the ambulances for crying out loud

DomesticCEO Sun 23-Jun-13 12:28:39

HopandSplash, A&E?????? Are you serious???? shock

LongGoneBeforeDaylight Sun 23-Jun-13 12:26:33

My dad has this for a few months. Was just a sinus thing, even though he didn't have any other symptoms.

lougle Sat 22-Jun-13 20:23:46

Salty is mucus. Sweet may be CSF. Very unusual without a head injury.

maillotjaune Sat 22-Jun-13 20:08:33

Even if you think you don't have hay fever, you might be wrong. I have only just realised that the awful summer colds and sinusitis that I get some years probably is hay fever, and nasal spray has really helped.

Whoknows36 Sat 22-Jun-13 19:52:00

Omg! I've had it's for a few years. When I bend over occasionally to reach under the bed, under my desk etc water just gushes from my nose. It's very watery and not snot like and yes it tastes salty. I always thought it was just my sinuses as I've had them drained a few times but now I remember them telling me a complication of the op could be they go too far up and into my skull and now I've just googled csf I'm shitting myself!

Think I had best book a gp appt

ouryve Sat 22-Jun-13 18:53:21

Sometimes, the runny nose can happen on its own with hayfever. I find that I get this symptom the worst when I'm actually a bit dehydrated.

Itaintmebabeitaintmeyourlookin Sat 22-Jun-13 18:22:57

You can get fluid from nose which is csf ,cerebrospinal fluid after a fracture at the base of the skull and the fluid around the brain is communicating with the outside. Obviously you have to have a pretty nasty head injury for that
Hay fever?

Pinkflipflop Sat 22-Jun-13 18:19:35

Will definitely go to the gp- I don't have any allergy symptoms though, no sniffles, headache, sore eyes etc!

Hopefully worrying over nothing.

Sounds like when my allergic reactions are really bad. My nose runs as say like water. Try taking a antihistamine.

Longtallsally Sat 22-Jun-13 17:27:19

Agree with all of the others - it happened to a friend's little boy this year.

You would probably feel seriously ill, if it were a serious infection.

See GP next week for reassurance - and make a note not to google medical conditions again! (Especially if you ever travel to the tropics! <shudders at the memory of what google reveals about tropical diseases>)

TerracottaPie Sat 22-Jun-13 17:23:01

I had this post sinus surgery. I had to have a CT scan to check it wasn't CSF leaking through some hole they might have inadvertently created during the surgery. It wasn't though and just another symptom of my ongoing sinus problems.

It still happens from time to time but I don't worry about now. But if it was a new thing, as with you, then I would get it checked out by my GP.

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