I'm no help at all because I can see both sides of the argument. If it's others- I tell them to go to the doctor. But if it's ME who is sick, I complain that the doctor will make me wait hours in the waiting room (exposed to other germs), tell me it's a virus (fluids, tylenol, and rest)- oh, and please pay on your way out. Our doctor wouldn't even give us an anti-viral med (Tamiflu) when my son was diagnosed with swine flu this past fall (and yes it was within 24 hours of symptoms appearing)- I'm still burning about that!Or course if it is pneumonia he needs antibiotics! I Hope he starts feeling better soon.
I know, Mom! Totally true!