My child has a 104F fever and has all these bumps covering his whole body. Do you think that my essential oil will make it go away? My husband gashed open his thumb while working on the car. Do you think if I pour some vodka in it and superglue it back together that he'll be fine? My daughter has missed four periods and she looks really bloated or has gained some weight. Do you think that she needs to change her diet?
Now, I am all about natural remedies. I swear that my essential oil concoction is what kept my stretch marks at bay during my 43 week pregnancy. Or that elderberry syrup has kept my kid from actually getting sick most of his life. What I am not about is the anti-doctor culture that seems to be the next big trend.
The internet is a breeding ground for this 'I know everything about anything' culture. Just because you did a thirty minute google search, does not mean you know more than the doctors. They literally dedicated their lives to do what they do. Now, I think that it's good that you looked up 'the signs and symptoms of measles' because your spawn might have it. Use that information to warn the doctor prior to coming in so that they don't have to quarantine half the staff to reduce an outbreak. They have families to go home to, too.
'Well, if something is really wrong, I'll just go to the emergency room.' The main focus of the medical field is preventative care. I went to the ER for a pain that was worse than child birth. Come to find out, it was a kidney stone. I went to quite a few doctors afterwards to find out why this happened to a 24 year old so we could prevent it from happening again. Down the rabbit hole we went. Three months later, I was getting moles removed because I had the beginning signs of skin cancer. If I had just taken a hot bath and worked through it, I would not be attending my son's high school graduation.
It scares me that this is the world that my son has to grow up in. The end of the world is going to happen, not because of an outside force, but because of mankind's pure stupidity.