Whilst it is patently obvious that self-diagnosing and self-medicating is not the ideal form of medicine, I rather think this article is missing the fundamental reasons we have to tread this path.
DIY diagnosis of illness is dangerous trend, say pharmacists
People who diagnose their own illnesses by trawling the internet or talking to friends risk damaging their health, pharmacists have warned.
The growing trend of DIY diagnosis could lead to patients receiving the wrong treatment or buying drugs that could harm them, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) said.
“DIY diagnosis can be downright dangerous. You could be missing something a pharmacist or doctor would know was important. While there are good online sites, there’s an awful lot of nonsense out there too,” said Neal Patel, head of corporate communications at the society.