April 5, 2021

Not all Allergies are Anaphylaxis! Anaphylaxis is defined as: Severe life-threatening systemic hypersensitivity reaction Where BOTH of the following criteria are met: Sudden onset &… Read more

Bell’s Palsy

May 2, 2018

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

July 9, 2018

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

June 9, 2018

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

Scombroid Poisoning- NOT another fishy allergy

April 19, 2018

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

March 17, 2018

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

Vertigo in ED

December 20, 2017

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