A visual guide to the most common food allergies this month and pointers to new guidance on when to introduce allergenic foods to babies. The EATERS history is useful in ruling out allergy and there’s a good mnemonic about soap to stop us all misdiagnosing penicillin allergy. Do leave comments below:
Itchy Sneezy Wheezy- great for videos on techniques for nose spray, allergy tests, and other info for families & health professionals
Anaphylaxis UK: for campaigns, patient information and patient support
AllergyUK has lots of useful information sheets and resources
MedicAlert– this website has a range of different alert bracelets and tags
AllergyGoAway.com– An American site with good graphics
Burns this month – with much discussion amongst the editorial group prior to publication. There are lots of different children’s burns protocols it transpires. RCEM’s is not aligned with the London and South East Burns Network’s. The message is “use your own burns referral unit’s guideline”. The other important message about burns is watch out for NAI but, even if the burn is accidental, refer all children to their health visitor as HVs in the UK are responsible for talking to families about safety in the home.
Also, complications of Kawasaki Disease, ADHD and the updated MAP guideline (managing cows milk allergy in primary care) which emphasises that 98% of crying babies do not have CMPA. Do leave comments below.
Retinoblastoma mnemonic this month. Plus information on lower sugar content recipes for the reintroduction of cows milk into a child’s diet, labial adhesions, 6 in 1 vaccine and don’t miss infantile spasms as early treatment improves overall prognosis. Do leave comments below.
The burns triage tool this month plus a bit on urinalysis (pH) and the start of our decoding the FBC series. Also a reminder about the MAP guideline for management of CMPA in primary care, a link to some good courses on this topic and to a document I have put together on milks to use in the UK for CMPA.
I seem to have forgotten to put a blog post up when I published April’s newsletter which contains information on: tonsillectomy for parents, erythema infectiosum (which I think my son had this week), a safety alert about bath seats, tranexamic acid in paediatric trauma and how to make a nasal douche for rhinitis sufferers.
May is now also published and features dangerous dogs, knee pain, dental caries and continuations of both the dermatology and ENT features. Do leave comments below.
January 2015 newsletter is being published late with apologies. The newsletter is circulated prior to publication to be checked by my 8 paediatric consultant colleagues and any guest authors. I neglected to attach the newsletter to my initial email, a fact pointed out to me on the 31st January….. Now checked and ready to go.
Andrew Lock has put together a really helpful guide to viral exanthems with trustworthy links to proper images, Vicky Agunloye is back this month with an invaluable guide to the healthcare professional’s assessment of a crying baby (and his/her mother). Tom Waterfield has looked at the usefulness of saline nebs in bronchiolitis, there are some more “do not do” recommendations from NICE and a link to Suffolk’s guideline on managing anaphylaxis and its follow up from primary care. Do leave comments below: