This man’s runny nose turned out to be fluid leaking from his brain

An American man in North Carolina identified as Greg Philpotts, said he ruined Thanksgiving for his family last year when fluid reportedly seeped out of his nose and into the holiday dinner while he prepared a meal.

Phillpotts, who had been dealing with the runny nose for years and thought it was allergies, made an appointment at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in February and discovered it was actually a cerebral fluid leak.

“It’s the leakage of fluid that surrounds the brain to cushion it primarily to protect it from shock or trauma or anything like that,” Dr. Alfred Iloreta, who treated Phillpotts, told ABC 11.

Phillpotts underwent corrective surgery and said it was “a relief” to suddenly be able to breathe again.

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