Nasal congestion can be caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues. Infections — such as colds, flu or sinusitis — allergies and various irritants, such as tobacco smoke, may all cause a runny nose. Some people have a chronically runny nose for no apparent reason — a condition called nonallergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (VMR).

Less commonly, nasal congestion can be caused by polyps or a tumor.

Potential causes of nasal congestion include:

  1. Sinusitis aguda
  2. Alergias
  3. Sinusitis crónica
  4. Síndrome de Churg-Strauss
  5. Resfriado común
  6. Decongestant nasal spray overuse
  7. Tabique nasal desviado
  8. Adicción a las drogas
  9. Dry air
  10. Enlarged adenoids
  11. Foreign body in the nose
  12. Hormonal changes
  13. Influenza (gripe)
  14. Medications, such as high blood pressure drugs
  15. Pólipos nasales
  16. Rinitis no alérgica
  17. Asma ocupacional
  18. Pregnancy
  19. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  20. Stress
  21. Thyroid disorders
  22. Tobacco smoke
  23. Granulomatosis con poliangitis (Wegener's granulomatosis)

Las causas que aquí se muestran se asocian comúnmente con este síntoma. Trabaja con tu médico u otro profesional de atención médica para obtener un diagnóstico preciso.

Feb. 26, 2016