Goteo y congestión nasal

El goteo o la congestión nasal pueden ser ocasionados por resfriados, alergias, infecciones de los senos paranasales o por la gripe. Cuando se presenta un exceso de secreciones mucosas, la nariz se llena de líquido; las secreciones adicionales drenan desde la parte frontal de la nariz o abajo de la parte posterior (goteo posnasal). La sensación de tener congestión nasal ocurre cuando las membranas que recubren la nariz se hinchan a causa de la inflamación de los vasos sanguíneos.

Goteo y congestión nasal

Revision

Last reviewed 8/12/2011 by Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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