Goteo y congestión nasal

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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.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/12/2011
  • 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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