(February 27, 2009) – You’ve got a health problem and need first aid – should you go to the doctor, the emergency room, or treat it yourself? The Mayo Clinic has a web page that may help you decide.
A visit to the doctor or emergency room is expensive, and sometimes unneeded. The Mayo site gives information on dealing with all kinds of problems from animal bites to toothaches – and it includes spider bites, sprains, puncture wounds, nosebleeds and fainting along the way.
It even gives you suggestions about what to include in a first aid kit.
Healthcare can take a huge bite out of your wallet. One of your best defenses is knowledge. Bookmark the Mayo Clinic page.