If you want help with medical conditions, but don’t want to bother a GP, then you’ll want to find a reliable family health guide, that will give you the information you need. Here’s what you need to consider.
1. Although books are a great source of information, by their very nature they are out of date as soon as they are published. For some conditions, the symptoms, diagnosis, information and treatment might change regularly, whilst for other conditions, it might not. If you want more in depth knowledge about a condition, books are a good source of information.
2. Friends can also help, especially if they have had the same condition, or know someone who has. If their children are a bit older than yours, or their children have also got the typical illnesses that go around nurseries and schools, then they might have their own remedies and diversionary tactics to help calm down sick children.
3. Your family might also be a good help. Perhaps you suffered from the same condition as your children have, and your parents know what to do.
4. There are a myriad of online health sources, which can provide you with the help you’re looking for.
5. However, because anyone can publish information online, there’s nothing to say that it’s true, or that you have the same condition, even if the symptoms seem to be the same.
6. A website that has typical family medical conditions will be able to give you the information you need, so that you can go to a doctor, if necessary, and get the treatment you need.
7. The website you choose must be a trusted source, so that you are being given medical information by healthcare professionals, rather than just someone who had the condition.
8. You’ll need the information to be accurate, so that you can quickly ascertain the condition, from the symptoms. A website that is hard to use, and difficult to navigate isn’t ideal if you have a screaming baby in your other hand.
9. It’s essential that the website is updated regularly and the latest health recommendations and treatments are available.
10. The website needs to be easy to access, so that you can use it anywhere, not just on a home computer. If your child is injured whilst in the park, do you need a trip to A and E, or will a plaster do? By having an easily accessible website, you’ll be able to find out, and make the right decisions quickly, for the benefit of all involved.
No you know what to look for, you’ll be able to choose the right family health guide.