Flu season is here and everywhere you turn, you’ll find information on how to keep yourself safe from the new diseases and suspicious germs floating around out there. But if you end up being one of the unlucky people that gets sick anyway, don’t assume a swig of Nyquil will do the trick. Do your research online. The internet provides a host of valuable information that can help you determine what rare disease you have without ever setting foot in a doctor’s office.
For example, does your body ache? You might have the flu, but have you considered the possibility that you could be suffering from the Ebola virus or Rat Bite Fever? Are you covered in a rash? It might be an allergic reaction to the new lotion you purchased, but if you look online, you’ll find that it could just as easily be a case of Smallpox or the onset of River Blindness.
Whatever symptoms you have, remember to remain calm while you do your internet homework. Sudden movements can put unnecessary strain on Elephantitis-ridden limbs.
We all need to be aware of what our body is telling us. And it’s easy to do thanks to all of the medical websites out there. Just turn on your computer, pull up a symptom checker database, and a few clicks later you’ll know if your drippy nose is about to turn deadly. Copyright © 2009 Alison James
List of Common Symptoms Courtesy of Emedtv.com