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Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

DIY diagnosis?

(3 Posts)
connyrabbit Mon 18-Jul-11 22:51:17

Sometimes I'd like to be able to avoid having to go to the GP just to be sent home with calpol.
Is there a way a non medic can learn to use a stethoscope (is his chest still clear or is his cold/cough turning into a chest infection), and an ear thingy (DS2 has cochlear implants so any early sign of ear infection needs to be treated with antibiotics immediately) without having to go on full nurse training?
These sort of things aren't covered in first aid courses are they?

QueenStromba Mon 18-Jul-11 23:33:04

You know you'd end up going to the doctor anyway just to make sure.

Sirzy Tue 19-Jul-11 07:31:50

I think if you think there is a chance of infection it is best to get it checked by a professional.

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