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Use the iPhone to Help Your Doctor Diagnose

My aunt is a Pediatrician.  She says when parents bring their sick children into the office - they can either exaggerate, downplay or accurately describe symptoms. What does "Loud" or "Big" really mean?

When my daughter was snoring at night, to me it was loud, really loud.  She would also gag and stop breathing for a couple seconds and her tonsils were HUGE

Now the doctor has to decide........Did I exaggerate?  Downplay? or Describe it spot-on?

With a video taken on my iPhone - there is no room for misinterpretation.  The doctor sees what I see, hears what I hear.  I don't have to download and covert to get it on my phone.  It's right there.

 

Tip: For rashes, bites, scrapes, cuts, etc. use your camera.  To see if it's getting bigger or small, put a ruler next to it before snapping the photo.

 

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Tracy Sebastian is the wife of a scattered businessman and the mother of four. The oldest is out in the "real world", the second is in college, and the third and fourth are in elementary school.

Tracy's goal is to make the lives of mothers better by sharing her mistakes - so they don't have to make their own. She loves to travel and take pictures and tries to incorporate both into her every-day life. Her motto - "Don't Panic - It could be worse."