Symptoms of Illness

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
July 20, 2007 12:25pm CST
My recent bout with illness sent me to a site that some might find to be of use if they ever have the need. It is not intended to take the place of a doctor's visit; only to give you an idea of which illness you might be dealing with. The site is mayoclinic.com. You would clink on the link for symptoms and be taken to a screen where you would select the part of the body involved. This was very helpful to me. I narrowed my illness down to either Tonsilitis, Strep Throat, or Mononucleosis.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jul 07
Thanks for this. It's good to have somewhere to search for illnesses I have been to Web MD but the Mayo Clinc is one of the best hospitals in the world.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Yes it is Shaun. You pretty much have to already know what's wrong with you when you use WebMD. This is so much easier.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 Jul 07
Yeah that is very true with Web MD.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I do hope you will go to a doctor though to find out exactly what's wrong though...yes a site like that could be helpful, cause sometimes even docs aren't always sure what the problem may be...thing is I tend to stay away, not only from sites like that, but reading up on medical books...if you do you start thinking you have every disease known to mankind...LOL....My mother's uncle Eddie was a super hypochondriac...would read medical books, go to the docs every three or four months...--yet with all this, like how come the doctors weren't able to discover he had lung cancer until it was in it's later stages...
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
20 Jul 07
That's quite a neat site there worldwise. Thank you for sharing it, I had to look something up for my son so I think I may have narrowed it down too. I will still see his doctor but at least I can suggest what it might be :)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
20 Jul 07
That's what's so great about the site, maddysmommy. You just have to choose your symptoms and it will lead you in the right direction. Hope theres nothing serious with your son.
• United States
20 Jul 07
Thanks for the great site! I used to get strep throat twice a year for, like, 20 years -- until I had my tonsils out. The surest sign of strep is white patches at the back of the throat (on the tonsils). Time for some pennicyllin(sp?)!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Yeah, egfitz, it is a great site. I sometimes have little problems that I don't want to bother my doctor with. This will be a big help.
• United States
20 Jul 07
Thank you for the link. Often times hubby comes to me with a question that he thinks I should know the answer to. I spend hours searching for the answer. This will help me immensely.
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@mummymo (23707)
20 Jul 07
I have used that site before worldwise and you are right it can be very helpful - I find it espescially useful for the kids! xxx