Helpful New Online Site And IPhone App That Allows You To Look Up Common, And Not So Common Baby Symptoms.

Do you know what to do if your baby suddenly develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head...
Do you know what to do if your baby suddenly develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? If you're unsure (and what parent isn't unsure at times) there's a brand new symptom checker tool from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that can help you decide what to do next. The tool is available at HealthyChildren.org, the official AAP Web site for parents. Using the online interactive tool, you can enter in your baby's symptoms and receive up-to-date advice about how to treat minor illnesses at home, or the tool will advise you to call the doctor immediately. According to the AAP...
The KidsDoc Symptom Checker is based on the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the U.S. and Canada. These protocols have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million phone calls. Each symptom care guide includes a decision chart to help determine the severity of the illness and how to manage it. The symptom checker also includes pediatric dosage tables by weight for common over-the-counter medications, images to help identify rashes, stings and bites, and first aid illustrations.

The KidsDoc Symptom Checker is also available as a downloadable iPhone application called KidsDoc, providing the same expert advice when parents are on-the-go. Immediate connections are available to 911, your pediatrician or a nearby emergency department. The app is available to download for $1.99. With all the injury risks of summer plus illnesses, this sounds like an excellent new parent tool - especially nice when your local health care center's nurse line is overly busy. + Learn more: The KidsDoc Symptom Checker

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