January marks the beginning of a New Year, but along with that it brings colder temperatures and the flu season. Some may assume that if they get sick during this time, it must automatically be the flu.
That is not always the case.
We must be careful with our assumptions and must be certain of what ails us. We don’t necessarily need to rush to a doctor’s office to find out, these apps can determine by the symptoms what you have along with give suggestions on how to handle it. Either medicinal suggestions or local health listings.
Download these apps to check symptoms and more.
WebMD For Android (Free)
WebMD for Android helps you with your decision-making and gives you a convenient way to see what you may have by providing mobile access 24/7 to mobile-optimized health information. A bonus tool with WebMD’s Symptom Checker, Drugs & Treatments gives you advice on what medicines may be prescribed.
Common Symptom Guide (Free for Android)
The Common Symptom Guide is a popular app, and an easy-to-use reference guide for evaluating and treating patients based on the symptoms present.
The Guide includes lists of pertinent questions, physical findings, and possible diagnosis for more than 100 of the most common adult and pediatric symptoms that you enter.
Symptom Checker (Free Web App)
Using genetic algorithms and other factors, the Symptom Checker app can determine the diseases that match with the your symptoms. Easy to use and a powerful app.
iTriage (Free for iOS)
Don't be scared off by the name, iTriage. Working with doctors, iTriage helps you answer the questions: “What medical condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Save your healthcare information, that you can access later. iTriage has 4.5 star rating from the millions of users of the app and has been downloaded in over 80 countries.
Flu Near You (Free for iOS)
A very simple app that gives you maps and information about the current spread of the flu.
(Axel Martinez contributed to the this article)