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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Buffs | 2004/10/15

Q.

this is no way to run a help site

i would think that any questions pertaining to a baby/childs health would be answered ASAP. many people cannot afford to take there child to the doctor for every little thing and come here hoping for some help only to have to sit for a week or more waiting for an answer!

some of these children may be dangerously ill. even if you just reply saying "take your child to a doctor" .

I appreciate all the help given at Helath24 but Im seriously disgusted with this lack of response especially since its for the children the most important humans on earth ( im my oppinion!)

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

I agree with you that our children are most precious, but you have to understand that it is not the aim of this site to provide advice for acute problems. The site does not replace your doctor and unfortunately we cannot provide daily replies. We try to answer all questions within 7 days.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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Posted by: Gerrie | 2004/10/18

Thanks Doc

Reply to Gerrie
Posted by: wweeerrrtkg | 2004/10/16

you dont know how busy paediatricians are they work 24 hours a day

Reply to wweeerrrtkg
Posted by: Gerrie | 2004/10/15

AMEN to that!

Reply to Gerrie
Posted by: RD | 2004/10/15

HAVE TO AGREE WITH BUFFS, WE MAYBE JUST WANT TO ASK A QUICK QUESTION??? AND SOMETIMES NO RESPONSE AT ALL. REALLY WONT TAKE SO LONG TO JUST ANSWER.

Reply to RD
Posted by: Buffs | 2004/10/15

Clair i agree with you but what is the point of having this site if the doctors dont want to give advise?

the other doctors are good at answering, and i understand they do this for free but some people cant afford to go the the doc for what is more than likely just Mother worries.

I dont mean to sound rude and ungrateful but a little more concideration for the children would be HIGHLY appreciated

Reply to Buffs
Posted by: Clair | 2004/10/15

I think you people are under the misconception that these proffessionals owe you a response. This is a complimentary service offering an opion not a diagnosis and should your child be deperatly ill you should not be seeking advise over the internet but rather seeing somebody who can examine your child immediatley. If it is a money problem there are local clinics and hospitals where you can take your child. At the end of the day if your child is so precious you will find the money somewhere to pay for a doctor!
I appreciate all the advise I recieve on this site thank you to all the proffessionals who give of their very precious and limited time!

Reply to Clair
Posted by: tee | 2004/10/15

Buffs, I could not agree with you more.
The response from all the sites (except for Cybershrink) is extremely dissapointing. Like you say our children are the most important things on earth and should be treated so.
We all know that Peadatricians are very busy people, but 5 minutes in the morning or evening to answer these questions?? Its not like there are 50 postings a day.

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