Have you ever gotten a sore throat or an ear ache and wondered why? Or even more, what it could be a symptom of? I most certainly have. So, I like to go and look at a symptom checker like this one every once in awhile to see what could be going on.
When the page loads, you’ll notice that there is one side for Adults and one for Children. Choose the appropriate side for the person you are checking the symptoms for and then look at the list of symptoms to choose the one that matches.
This will take you to a page for that symptom where you will fill in the checkboxes for everything that applies. It is normally divided up into sections. The most common being: Symptom is, Triggered By, Accompanied by, Relieved by and Pattern. Go through each section for your symptom and be honest in your answers. Then click Submit.
It will then load a page of diseases and conditions that your symptoms match, as well as, information on the disease, what symptoms matched each disease and when you should seek urgent medical care.
Now remember, this is only a guide and it shouldn’t serve as a diagnosis for a condition. It’s sort of just to point you in the right direction and let you know when to seek professional health care!