In 2018, doctors found that a patient, Kendra Jackson, had a leaky brain for 5 years. After an accident in 2013, she had a daily runny nose for years and suffered headaches. She lost half a pint of brain fluid a day through her nose.

After Years Of Runny Nose, Woman Finds It’s Not Allergies — It’s Brain Fluid

Kendra Jackson was one of those people who always had a tissue pressed up against her face.

“Everywhere I went I always had a box of Puffs, always stuffed in my pocket,” Jackson told KETV in Omaha, Neb.

There was the constant drip, drip, drip of her runny nose, and for years, she sniffed, coughed and sneezed constantly. She also suffered from a headache most days.

“[It was] like a waterfall, continuously, and then it would run to the back of my throat,” Jackson said.

Even worse, the drip interfered with her sleep. “I was like a zombie,” she added.

So she sought medical help, explaining to doctors that the symptoms all started a couple of years after a serious 2013 car accident, during which she remembers slamming her hea… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

14 thoughts on “In 2018, doctors found that a patient, Kendra Jackson, had a leaky brain for 5 years. After an accident in 2013, she had a daily runny nose for years and suffered headaches. She lost half a pint of brain fluid a day through her nose.”

  1. highoncraze

    *cerebrospinal fluid

    and the solution was to plug the hole between her skull and nostrils with her own fatty tissue

  2. Kingflares

    To those that didn’t read and wonder why she didn’t found out earlier. She went to hospital several times and most doctors said it was just multiyear long allergies.

    Eventually she found a doctor that found the problem.

  3. gywch

    This happened to a cousin of mine. Took a massive hit at rugby, assumed he had a cold for months after. Eventually went to docs and they were all, hey your brain is leaking. Which was gross. He has a small op and was all good.

  4. EnglishMobster

    Do you… uhhhh… NEED brain fluid? What is “brain fluid,” exactly? Did her body just make more?

  5. rub-a-dub-dubstep

    * just finished blowing nose
    * looks down at tissue

  6. D0ngBeetle

    Does cerebral spinal fluid taste like snot

  7. the_mars_voltage

    On today’s episode of today I learned: nightmare fuel

  8. HeisenbergsBud

    This makes me eyes water

  9. andoCalrissiano

    HALF A PINT?? OUT THE NOSE? Jesus

  10. javenthng12

    You know I have a really runny nose that comes back for a few days every few weeks and I’m afraid now

  11. takeitorleaveit97

    Saw this on Greys Anatomy!

  12. adviceKiwi

    This sounds bad Egon, is it bad?

  13. DrakeCruz

    Now I’m all paranoid that I have a brain leak because my nose is always runny lol. How would I know for sure?

  14. extrobe

    I remember waking during the night once or twice (early teens perhaps) with a slightly runny nose, but in that dazed half asleep state being sure my brain fluid was leaking out my nose, and being too scared to move my head so would lay there until I eventually fell asleep again. Turns out it wasn’t quite as crazy a possibility as I had been telling myself 🙂

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