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At Home (and Feeling Better!) With Amwell

Let's just call fall a wash, shall we?

Don't get me wrong... Autumn is my favorite season. I love me a pumpkin spice latté as much as the next boot-wearing, apple-picking, foliage-watching 30-something-year-old woman. It's just that, well, the change in season has been tough on my family's overall health and well-being.

It all started when my son came home from school with the sniffles. It didn't take long until that runny nose turned into a full-fledged case of the "preschool plague." We're talking fever, endless "boogies," sore throats, and rattling coughs. We passed it around, and then just as were starting to all get better, my son got sick all over again.

My main complaint has been the congestion. Boarding a flight while feeling under the weather is never fun, but flying with popping, achy ears was not my smartest move. After returning home from a trip, I still felt like I was swimming under water. Something had to give, and so I decided to get a professional opinion. But I sure as heck wasn't packing my two babies in the car and taking them to my doctor's office, where they could potentially be exposed to, gasp, even more germs! (No more! Please!)

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Instead, I decided to utilize Amwell, a tele-health service where you can speak to a doctor live over your computer or video-enabled device. It's so easy and so convenient. (You don't even have to change out of your pajamas!)

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First, you can select a doctor or health professional based on your specific needs (i.e. pediatrics, breastfeeding diet and nutrition, psychology, etc.). You are prompted with a few key health questions, and within minutes, you are chatting face-to-face with a real human-being doctor.

My doc and I chatted about my residual pre-school plague symptoms, and after a few simple tests, she decided I needed antibiotics. She called a prescription into my local pharmacy, and that was that. She, of course, told me to follow up or call my primary physician if the issue worsened or continued... But I'm happy to say that won't be necessary. I'm feeling better thanks to Amwell. And it's a good thing, too—I'm ready to start enjoying fall!

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