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Dr. Michael Bard Makes Top Docs List Third Year In A Row

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Apr 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

For the third straight year, ASC Otolaryngologist and Surgeon Dr. Michael Bard has been named to Connecticut Magazine’s Top Docs list. Dr. Bard has been practicing at Advanced Specialty Care since 1993.   

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Topics: News & Events, Dr. Michael Bard

Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose Not From Allergies: Vasomotor Rhinitis

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Apr 7, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Vasomoter_rhinitis-nasal congestionRhinitis is inflammation and irritation of the mucous membrane lining the nose. It is a very common condition and is usually caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies and environmental factors, such as smoking. Viruses and bacteria cause an immune response that is intended to heal and protect the body. Allergies cause a release of inflammatory chemicals such as histamine that cause inflammation. These reasons cause the symptoms commonly associated with colds and allergies.  But there is another type of rhinitis that is neither allergic nor infectious. It is called vasomotor rhinitis (VMR). This type of rhinitis is  thought to be a result of triggers that affect the blood vessels lining the nose.

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Topics: Blog, Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Michael Bard