Why do people rush their kids to the doctor over simple colds or flu??? *EDIT*
I just watched Everybody Loves Raymond and the kids were sick so Ray brought them into the doctor right away for a simple cold and I've seen moms on here be the same way. Your child does not need to go to the doctor for a fever, cough, runny nose, etc. Unless it's a super high fever or a cough that won't go away for days, your child doesn't need to go in! Why oh why do parents think their child needs to see the doctor for being sick? The doctor can't do anything. It just has to run its course. It just wastes their time. They check the child out, confirm they have a cold or the flu, suggest fluids and rest and send you on your way. Totally unnecessary. It's so annoying.
*I knew that like 90% of you wouldn't read or comprehend what I said, so let me put it more clearly. UNLESS YOUR CHILD HAS A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM OR SPECIAL MEDICAL CONDITION, OR UNLESS THEY ARE NOT GETTING BETTER, they do not need to go in for a sniffle or a little fever. I am not talking about the kids who have asthma or some other medical condition that puts them at high risk!!!!! If they are at risk of dying due to certain conditions or if they aren't better after a few days or have a very high fever, then sure, take them in. I am not talking about that. I'm talking about parents who rush their kids to the doctor over a SIMPLE COLD. It is NOT an emergency, and there is NOTHING a doctor can or will do for it!!!