We all do it, search the Internet with symptoms or illness...what do I have? But, you can't always believe what you read! It's important to be certain you are going to reliable, reputable websites for accurate health information.
Some general guidelines are if a website ends in “.gov” or “.edu” and often “.org,” you’re on the right track. If you want to do a quick check of a site, go to the “About Us” link, find out who is providing information for the site and how often the content is reviewed. You may also find out how the site is funded: is it a sales and marketing site? is it sponsored by an educational grant? For medical information, choose non-commercial, education-based sites where the material is written by qualified medical professionals, referenced, and reviewed at least annually.