Woman's 'Allergies' Were Actually Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

  • Woman's 'Allergies' Were Actually Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Woman's 'Allergies' Were Actually Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Back in 2013, Jackson suffered head trauma from a vehicle accident, but doctors kept saying her runny nose, was probably allergies.

"Cerebrospinal fluid from her brain was stripping from her nose" Nebraska medication composed at a Facebook post on Friday.

"[It was] like a waterfall, continuously, and then it would run to the back of my throat", Jackson told KETV. She was always sneezing, coughing and had a very runny nose and it all began after she was in a auto accident back in 2013.

Though brain fluid leaking out of your nose certainly sounds alarming, people may have the condition, known medically as CSF rhinorrhea, for years before serious problems emerge, according to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Every doctor that she went to told her this and she remembers how she always had to carry a box of Puffs in her pocket. Jackson was travelling in her auto when she met with an accident and hit her face on the car's dashboard.

Basically, almost a half-pint of brain fluid was leaking out of her nose everyday. She recalls hitting her head on the dash, that would clarify her chronic headaches - but perhaps not exactly the symptoms.

"Doctor after doctor told Kendra the fluid coming out of her nose was because of allergies".

Eventually, Jackson visited a doctor at Nebraska Medicine and received a shocking diagnosis. Her symptoms started a couple of years after, she said. Symptoms can include a runny nose, and liquid at the ear, headaches, and vision reduction, and others. About five in 100,000 people report CSF leaks every year, the CSF Leak Association, a United Kingdom charity to promote awareness for the condition, reports. There are instances when the leak might fix itself through a period of rest.

The condition is rare, but is often not diagnosed correctly.

Nebraska Medication rhinologist Dr. Christie Barnes and also Neuro Surgeon Dr. Dan Surdell worked on Jackson a few weeks past.

"I couldn't sleep, I was like a zombie, I was up all night", said Jackson.

"We go through the nostrils, through the nose", Barnes said, according to KETV.

Kendra Jackson says, the team at "Nebraska Medicine" changed her life. "We use angled cameras, angled tools to get us up to wherever we should proceed".

After the operation, Jackson's head felt clear and she was finally abe to put the tissues that had been with her for five years, away. Doctors added that Jackson is expected to make a full recovery.