These recent questions (on the front page of questions as of time of posting):
- What are the risks of surgery for a tongue-tied toddler? (asking about risks of surgery, relatedness of other medical issues)
- https://parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/7562/one-year-old-is-restless-and-scared-after-an-injection (specific medication injection side effects)
seem to be asking for medical advice. Based on the FAQ, "specific medical issues" is the first item listed under off-topic subjects.
I've also looked at the related question do we need to avoid serious medical questions? which contains an example - both of the above questions seem to me to be 'off topic' based on that example, but both questions also have upvotes as well...
I've seen other questions that seemed close to this line before as well - I don't remember specifically which ones off-hand, but a quick search and evaluate turns up this, this, this, this (closed), and this, which also seem to be specific medical questions.
So my question(s) - What exactly is the line between on/off topic with regards to medical questions? Are there suggestions for how to edit (or get the OP to edit) this type of question to be more on-topic? How should we deal with this type of question?