Greg Phillpotts struggled for years with a runny nose. When he could not breathe, he went to the clinic. What the doctors discovered there is incredible.
As his nose dripped incessantly, Greg Phillotters even had to put some handkerchiefs in his nose – the permanent cold in New York had been incredible for four years.
His first suspicion of having an allergy was wrong. Every doctor he has consulted over the past few years has diagnosed another condition: pneumonia once, a chronic bronchitis once.
No doctor could stop the permanent cold – until it escalated
"I prepared the food, stood in the kitchen and mixed with the ingredients – the whole dinner was ruined," said Phillpotts TV channel ABC News about his constant outflow. He was always afraid that secretions would suddenly disappear from his nose"It can happen anywhere, you could be on the plane, you could just talk to someone and the stuff comes out of your face".
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His suffering did not end until the situation escalated. At one point it was so bad that the 43-year-old from New York was out of breath and no sleep at night. Phillpotts settled for Dr. Research Alfred Iloreta at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He finally found the cause: Greg Phillpotts removed cerebrospinal fluid from his nose!
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Dr. Iloreta told news channel ABC that it is a fluid that surrounds the brain to dampen shock. If this liquid runs out of the nose, bacteria can get up and so infect the brain. A dangerous meningitis (meningitis) could then be the result,
Phillpotts was lucky: After a minimally invasive operation The doctors closed the "leak", that is why his constant cold is now of the past.
It is very rare that a cold indicates that there is escaping brain fluid. But it happens. Dr. Iloreta from the Mount Sinai hospital recommends that caution be exercised when excretion for a long time escapes from one nostril. Salty taste and severe headache are also an indication that you should go to the doctor as soon as possible.
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