Gastroenteritis

Mid-Summer Heat, Beware All Meat!

Mid-Summer Heat, Beware All Meat!

We’re in the middle of the sānfútiān 三伏天, the three ten-day periods signifying the hottest days of summer. In the west we call it “dog days of summer” for reasons which escape me. But my point is that it’s hot. [...]

Pregnancy and Gastroenteritis: What To Do?

Pregnancy and Gastroenteritis: What To Do?

Gastroenteritis — diarrhea caused by bacteria from our foods — peaks in the summer but can occur all year. This is common all over southeast Asia, especially during the summer months as bacteria thrive in the heat. Expats can easily [...]

Gastroenteritis — The Basics (& Slide Show)

Gastroenteritis — The Basics (& Slide Show)

Case study: A 45 year old woman eats leftovers of sushi and salad (1 day in fridge). Two days later, she has diarrhea, stomach cramps, gas, and vomiting… The Basics Literally, gastroenteritis means “inflammation of the stomach”. This is the [...]

Gastroenteritis — new slideshow

The summer always brings a lot of stomach infections, but fortunately there are a lot of easy ways to treat it — without a visit to the doctor. Below is a slide show on gastroenteritis: the symptoms, treatment, and prevention. [...]

Summertime, and the gastro is easy

It’s the dog days of summertime, and I’m seeing a lot of gastroenteritis already. It’s inevitable, unfortunately! That heat just makes it a lot harder to keep meats and fishes frozen well. This gives bacteria more time to grow, as [...]