Bell’s Palsy

June 10, 2020

Bell’s Plays is a lower motor neurone (LMN) lesion of the facial nerve (CN VII), which causes one side of the face to “droop” [1%… Read more

Dental Abscess

April 9, 2021

Dental Abscess requires a Dentist for Definitive Treatment Symptoms: Dental Pain Unpleasant taste Fever and Malaise Trismus Dysphagia Facial Swelling Regional Lymphadenopathy Tooth Decay Gum… Read more

Epistaxis – Management

November 13, 2020

Nose bleeds are a bloody common problem (bad pun intended) – most originating at the front to the nose where there is a cluster of… Read more

RCEM CPD 2019 Day 1

April 2, 2019

 HEAD AND NECK Tracheostomy Emergency Care – Dr Brendan McGarth Needs to distinguish Tracheostomy from laryngectomy as a laryngectomy has no connection to the… Read more

Referral criteria for ENT clinics (CAS)

December 8, 2021

The following conditions can be referred through the ENT CAS clinic. If same day referral required talk directly with ENT on-call If suitable for CAS… Read more

Scombroid Poisoning- NOT another fishy allergy

April 19, 2021

Scombroid poisoning (AKA – Histamine fish poisoning) is apparently more common than we think and accounts for 40% of seafood related illness in the USA… Read more

Sore Throat

November 13, 2020

Background Acute sore throats are often caused by a virus, last about a week and get better without antibiotics. withholding antibiotics rarely causes complications. Antibiotic… Read more

Sore Throat and Group A Strep 2022

December 15, 2022

Due to the increased prevalence of Group A Strep (GAS) during winter 2022-23 national guidance on how we treat sore throats was updated (National advice… Read more

Vertigo in ED

April 3, 2021

Vertigo is not always labyrinthitis!! There are some potentially serious conditions to think about. Your main question should be is it peripheral [good] or central… Read more