Infectious Disease Clinical Pearls News

How to suppress gagging during a strep test

How to suppress gagging during a strep test

A simple technique can help stifle patients' gag reflex.

Identifying the cause of bilateral ear pain

Identifying the cause of bilateral ear pain

Consider unusual causes of chronic or recurrent ear pain.

Gargling sore throats away

Gargling sore throats away

A nurse practitioner shares a homemade gargling solution for patients with pharyngitis.

The best tests for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody remains active even in an individuals treated successfully or those who clear the virus. Learn how to avoid unnecessary referrals.

Antibiotic eye drop reminder

A simple tip to improve antibiotic eye drop adherence among women, who sometimes miss applications because they wear clothes without pockets.

Sneaky tonsil swab

Tip for guaranteeing a culture the first time you swab.

Slaying the gag reflex

A tip for performing rapid strep tests and throat cultures.

Belly buttons in the spotlight

A tip for diagnosing meningitis in toddlers

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