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. Darn hot,… Read the rest
Suddenly it’s summer again and I’m already noticing more patients coming in with diarrhea and the typical “gastro” symptoms that spike every summer. It’s usually not a big deal for adults, but I worry mostly… Read the rest
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… Read the rest
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…
Literally, gastroenteritis means “inflammation of the stomach”.
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. It is the … Read the rest