One of the toughest things we face as parents are caring for a child when they are sick or injured. With the help of medical apps, your job can be easier.
Everything from finding the right dosage to determining if an ER visit is necessary is right at your fingertips. Here are some of the best apps available for parents and what they can do for you.
Parent Advice Center App
This is a free app designed by healthcare professionals at the Texas Children’s Pediatrics hospital. It is used not only by parents but also by pediatricians in 10,000 practices and by 400 nurse advice lines.
The app has a symptom checker that allows you to look up what may be causing certain symptoms, as well as a decision chart that helps you decide if the symptoms require an immediate ER visit or if it can wait until your pediatrician can fit you in.
It also has pediatric dosing tables which give you dosage amounts for over the counter medications based on their weight along with a list of what you can do at home to help your child feel better.
Child Health Tracker App
This app costs $2.99, but it’s an excellent way to store your child’s medical information. It also has a medication tracker and a note taking area to keep track of things you discussed with your pediatrician or want to remember to talk with them about on your next visit.
The part I love about this app is it also includes the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) information which gives you information on vaccinations and developmental milestones. It’s a great way to guide you on what you may need to work on with your child and what they should be capable of based on their age.
Doctor on Demand
If you have a busy schedule and your child needs to see a doctor, this app is extremely convenient to have at your fingertips. It allows you to make live calls and video calls with board-certified physicians or therapists without the wait.
You can see a doctor 24/7 right from your own home or where ever you happen to be. The cost per visit without insurance is $75.00 and has services available that are covered by insurance as well if you are covered.
The app is free and you’ll only pay when you see a doctor!