Most of us are living on a budget, even more on a very tight one. Sometimes balancing out wants and needs with what you can afford, can become an enormous task. Some of the things we need donít necessarily come every month, but when they do they often leave us wishing didnít have to pay for them. One of those is visiting the doctor. More often than not a doctorís visit is for something that is not to serious or life-threatening. A free online consultation is something we should consider.
They arenít designed to completely remove doctors, but a free online consultation merely helps in instances where something mundane can be diagnosed with a series of questions. They often have a questionnaire that you can complete or some sites will have details for a doctor that can give online consultations via email. Once you have a good idea of what the problem might be you can go about seeking treatment or self-medication.
A free online consultation will not be able to give you a prescription for medication, but it can give you advice on what the problem might be and if there are any lifestyle changes you can make to enhance your health and wellbeing. Once you have a good understanding of what the problem is and how it affects you, it can be good to go to your local pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist about over the counter products you may use to assist with your symptoms. (more...)