You've seen these women on a variety of social media sites, public parenting sites, and forums. They are the ones who post on a group page (or their personal one) a graphic image of an awkwardly located rash on their child. They ask things like "Does anyone know what this is?", "Has anyone seen this before?” Or "I want to take her to the ER but I thought I'd check here first, see what you guys thought."
Why? Just why?
You know what I do if my daughter has had a persistent cough? I keep her home, because I’d hate for other children to catch it (that’s a whole other matter, we’ll touch on that subject on another occasion), then I schedule an appointment with her regular physician. You know, the one that has some knowledge of her medical history; The one who can make an educated guess on what ails her and give her adequate treatment.
You know what I don’t do?… Parade my sick kid on the internet. I mean seriously.