Category Archives: General

Apple juice for diarrhoea and vomiting

Again today, in A&E, 9 out out of 10 patients were Acute Gastroenteritis. The condition usually starts with vomiting and then may stop there or progress to diarrhoea as well. Sometimes it’s just diarrhoea without vomiting.  Most important management is prevention of dehydration. Solids are usually not tolerated, so Diarolyte (Oral Rehydration solution) should be […]

Febrile convulsions

Very common. We see at least 2-3 everyday in A&E. Typically, happen in children 6months -6 years, with fever, all 4 limbs jerking (Generalized tonic clonic), less than 5 minutes, wake up within an hour. No subsequent weakness or long term effects. Slightly increased risk of developing Epilepsy. No investigation or treatment required. If any […]