Online Medical Advice – When Do You Call Your Doctor?

When do you stop researching the internet, and actually call your doctor? Well, let your common sense guide you. If you’re in doubt – make the call. But we can find help on the internet.

For example, The Mayo Clinic has a useful website. Let’s say you have a fever. Go to their web site and click on the “medical information” link. You’ll get an list of alphabetized medical conditions. Click on fever and you’ll go to a page that defines fever. Then click on “symptoms,” and you’ll go to a page that lists them, and tells you when you should see a doctor.

Any sudden, severe, or persistent pain should prompt you to seek care. New symptoms, or ones that get worse or won’t go away also warrant a call to your doctor. Tell your doctor if your body is not responding to medication.

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generic pill 07.05.11 at 5:37 am

in my eye, medical help on internet is not legal as law here, in USA, need face-to-face diagnosis.

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