That’s Not Snot

An Arizona woman’s complaints about a non-stop runny nose were repeatedly dismissed by arrogant know-it-all doctors as simply being from allergies, despite the fact that her nose was leaking like a faucet and no antihistamines or steroids would stop it. Luckily, somebody finally figured out what the problem was before it killed her: she had BRAIN FLUID pouring out of her nose. Via Odd News:

A woman who complained for months about her runny nose was horrified to find out that fluid was leaking from her brain.

Several doctors had reassured Aundrea Aragon from Tucson, Arizona, that the clear liquid was simply caused by allergies.

“I was scared to death and desperate,” the 35-year-old mother said. “I knew it could not be allergies. The fluid would come out like a puddle.”

The steroids and antibiotics she was prescribed had no effect.

“I was walking around with toilet paper shoved up my nose and changing it every ten minutes,” Mrs Aragon recalled.

Cerebral spinal fluid streamed through Aundrea Aragon’s nose. (File image)

Surgeons at the University of Arizona eventually noticed two small cracks in the back of her sphenoid sinus, which were caused by cerebral pressure.

While the human body replaces brain fluid, Mrs Aragon was at risk of developing meningitis, according to surgeon Dr Michael Lemole.

“If you are leaking brain fluid out your nose then you have the potential for catastrophic meningitis, the kind where bacteria crawls into your brain and 24 hours later you are essentially in a coma or dead,” he explained.  READ THE REST HERE

Considering my own history of having a serious illness misdiagnosed, this does not surprise me one bit.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sherry.cesnajke Sherry Cesnajke

    I’ve heard of this condition before and it was misdiagnosed with that person, too. Rest easy. We will have no more misdiagnoses once Obamascare goes into full effect. :-P

    • Me

      What an annoying comment. Thanks.