Most of us would rather avoid a trip to the ER whenever possible. After all, emergency rooms are (as the name implies) for emergencies only.
The trouble is, lots of people don’t realize when to go to the ER. There are many “minor” symptoms and injuries that actually require emergency care.
Here’s an example: Nobody would stay at home in bed if they tripped on the sidewalk and broke their ankle, but someone who is feeling sick and suddenly spikes a high fever might just pop a few pills and try to sleep it off.
- Rebecca Endicott, LittleThings.com