Random searching for symptoms online often leads to misdiagnosis, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a place for online tools when dealing with a family health crisis. Lifehacker's sibling site babblebaby points us in the useful direction of Family Doctor Home Advisor, which has the twin advantages of being backed by a reputable medical organisation (the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) and using a series of easy-to-navigate symptom charts using yes and no questions. There's specific sections for babies under 12 months, kids and teenagers, so this is a useful bookmark for your medical arsenal.
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