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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Liquid Running from Nose



I have brief periods (about 45 minutes or so) where this clear thin liquid runs from my nose constantly. I dont have a cold and it is not yellow or green.


Clear fluid from the nose could be due to rhinitis (inflammation causing clear mucus drainage) or a brain fluid leak (called CSF rhinorrhea). This should be evaluated by a University ENT physician with experience with CSF rhinorrhea. A CT scan of the sinuses may give a clue to the source.

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Lee   Zimmer, MD Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati