Rashes algorithm

General practice can be challenging for medical students and young students because they have not been ‘exposed’ to many rashes. Even GPs who have many years experience can occassionally be stumped. Here is a great algorithm/flowchart available from Patient.co.uk which can help us discern the likely causes – Link

FOAM4GP Map – Grumbly Grommets

Clinical Case: “Doctor, I want to have a referral to an ENT. Sophie keeps getting ear infections and I was told by a friend that grommets will help.” I get questions like these (or similar) quite regularly as there seems to be quite a push from local GPs to refer to ENT early for grommets.…