Beware of self-medication, 'word-of-mouth doctors', warn health experts

Sunday, 16 Jun, 3.54 am

Bengaluru: Everyone out there is eager to offer suggestion regarding health care. This is more prevalent for mild health issues such as complaints of any pain, stomach ache, acidity, and high fever. These people are nowadays also referred to as 'word of mouth doctors', they suggest a drug or to do things based on their personal experience or after going through Google search.

Health experts warn that consumption of medicine based on word of mouth and without doctors' consultation can adversely affect the health and sometimes lead to disastrous consequences. They explain that every individual has a different requirement, hence one size does not fit all.