It’s 5 o’clock on Sunday night and your daughter is complaining of an earache. How do you find out what to do? What if it’s not that cut and dried? Your son is complaining of pains in his back. What’s causing it? Is it serious? Do you need to take him to the hospital or give him some pain medicine? Check out these 10 places to get family medical advice online.
- Health.justanswer.com: Actual doctors are answering questions on this website. When you pull up the site it will tell you what the wait time is for an answer to your medical question. When I checked it late afternoon the wait time was only 7 minutes.
- Tools.aolhealth.com/symptoms: Sometimes you don’t know where to start when looking up what’s wrong with you or a family member. This site is great for that because you can either look through a list of symptoms or just enter your symptoms and it will give you an idea of what might be wrong with you.
- Healthmanager.mayoclinic.com: You can get online advice about health concerns from this website. The Mayo Clinic is a recognizable and respected name in medicine to set your mind at ease. This site does require that you create a login to proceed. This site helps you organize all of your medical information.
- Healthline.com: Symptom searches or information about a chronic condition are just two of the main searches you can do on this website. There is even a list of specialists if you are in need of one. Other medical news and break throughs are noted on this site as well if you want to know the latest discoveries.
- Webmd.com: If you have a Web MD place near you I’m sure you’ve heard the commercials about checking in over the computer and then they call you when it’s time for you to come in for your appointment so there’s no more waiting room. This site also has a plethora of information about common ailments and even has tools for weight loss.
- Justaskmedical.com: Medical staff is on duty 24/7 to answer your questions. They guarantee that you will get an answer to your question in 24 hours. You will have to create an account for this site, but questions are answered for free.
- Pediatrics.about.com: As the name suggests this site is focused more on children and their ailments. Concerns about immunizations or other common childhood infections are detailed on this site so that you can educate yourself and make informed decisions about your child’s medical care.
- NHS.UK/self-assessment-tools.com: Many illnesses can be self-diagnosed. Check your symptoms on this site and follow the advice. There is a phone number to call if you do not find your symptoms or need further assistance, but it is a UK number.
- Livestrong.com/medical-advice: While this site is not set up like the others I did find some very useful videos for various ailments and treatments. There are many times when you need to be shown something and so this site might provide the information you need.
- Televets.com: Let’s not forget that our pets are part of our family. Check out this site for advice about what’s going on with your pet. Just like some of the websites for people this site allows you to ask your questions of an online vet and get your answer right away.
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