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. Drug addiction (substance use disorder)
  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. Pregnancy
  18. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  19. Stress
  20. Thyroid disorders
  21. Tobacco smoke
  22. 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