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    difference between runny nose and brain fluid leaking
    dolphincove73 posted:
    was wondering what is the difference? my nose has been leaking fluid but it is slimy and stick to the other finger. i'm sure its just allergies but for future reference I would like to know the answer. thank u
    CountNomula responded:
    I just went through thorough testing for CSF leak, as it was suspected that I was suffering from it. The easiest way to know is to collect some of the fluid and have a doctor test it. I've also heard that it tastes salty. If it is thick, it is probably just mucus. Try laying on your stomach with your head hanging over the side of the bed. If it drips like a faucet, it might be CSF, but if not, you are probably fine. Also, if you had a CSF leak, you'd have very bad headaches when standing up. Best option is to see a neurosurgeon to be 100% certain.

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