Online medical help

As a general rule, do not search online for medical help and information.

Online sources vary in their accuracy and do not take into account your medical history and current health.

The ‘help’ you are provided with may be incorrect and could result in unnecessary stress or your condition getting worse.

Always talk to a doctor or qualified health professional if you have any concerns about your health.

You can also call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a registered nurse.

Reliable information

The following health information is reviewed by health professionals and is relevant to the Australian health system: