Self diagnose with Google

Everybody and anybody who has an illness, a pain in the leg, a hurt somewhere, will use Google to find out what ails them. There is an inherent danger in that, but if you use a search engine that way, and believe the first result, then good luck to you, The Darwin Awards may need another category.

The rest of us go to the doctor, the dentist, or whatever health professional is appropriate. What if your company health plan depended on using Google to diagnose? That’s what Catbert, the evil director of Human Resources did today in this Dilbert cartoon. Arc Welder anyone?

If by chance you do suffer a tooth ache, then a Google Search could pay dividends, at least for short term relief. My toothache post has been insanely popular for a couple of years now and a few people have learned something about dealing with the pain. I found that swishing Vodka around in my mouth helped a lot. It says it on the Internet, it must be true!

I wonder what Britney Spears Googled that told her to shave her hair off? Poor girl.

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7 Replies to “Self diagnose with Google”

  1. i HAVE A NASTY ACHE ON THE BACK RIGHT HAND SIDE OF MY MOUTH IT IS EXCRUCIATING AND ALSO BELIEVE ME NUMBING THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY NOSE AND UP ALONG THE SIDE OF MY SKULL I CANT EVEN SMILE WITHOUT THE PAIN LETTING ME KNOW THAt IT IS STILL THERE CAN ANYONE HELP ? GREATFUL FOR ANY ADVICE REALLY THANKS

  2. lower backpain due to scitic problem joining with leg.gastric problem burping,feeling heavy in center of chest.cannot eat much.

  3. I have had a numbness in my bigtoe, of my right foot.It has been like for about a month (I thought it would go away on its own but it hasnt)also it is quiet tender on the arch of my foot.Could you give any advice. please

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