SymptomMD is a First-Rate Family Health Resource

Price: $2.99    Score: 8/10    By Shaun Campbell SymptomMD

SymptomMD from developer Self Care Decisions, LLC, helps you to make sensible, educated decisions about your own health care.  The information and recommendations contained within SymptomMD are based upon tried-and-tested symptom-assessing guidelines used by hundreds of nurse advice lines across North America.

Suitable for both male & females, adults & children – SymptomMD allows you to find reliable information on your symptoms easily. You can select symptoms from an alphabetical index, body area index or a keyword search.

Selecting the applicable symptom from the list brings up a full description of the symptom and its associated signs and potential conditions.  SymptomMD also features 159 full color photos to help with symptom recognition & differentiation. Each condition features a list of graded responses, depending on the severity of the presenting symptoms:

  • Call 911
  • Call your doctor now
  • Call your doctor within 24 hours
  • Manage at home

You can make the calls to 911 or your local doctor direct from within SymptomMD.

Selecting “Manage at home” provides instructions that guide you on how to provide symptom relief from your own home – including drugs (and dosages) as well as detailed self-care procedures and notes on prevention.

SymptomMD is a native iPhone application and does not require an internet connection. This is a huge plus for 2G iPhone users and for anyone travelling out-of-range of a cellular network – trustworthy medical information will always be at hand.

Bottom Line: While the best advice is always to see a doctor if your health is worrying you, SymptomMD is a great first-line health reference for the whole family.

SymptomMD requires the 2.2.1 software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.

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