If symptoms persist, whould you call your doctor?

@Margarit (3677)
Philippines
October 12, 2008 2:09am CST
Hi friends, I've been suffering from colds now and its been more than a month already that my colds is still persist. I am having self medication for it is common sickness. But still i am not yet feeling well. I think i should call my doctor for medication. Did you ever called your doctor when you are feeling sick? Do you like to self medication?
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@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
We often self medicate when we have simple sickness like colds and cough. But when the sickness still persist for more than 2 weeks, me and sons go to the doctor for check up and seek doctors advice. Its not good to self medicate coz sometimes it leads to more complications and more expenses. So you better go to your doctor and have a medical check up.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
You said it right joyce959, I dont go sooner at my doctor place for i am still busy at my work, now that i have time to go there, i would do it for it is bothering all the time. Thanks for responding friend. Happy mylotting.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Hi cassy cat, I am glad to here it from you, thank you for the info, i really appreciate it. See i have so mamy concern friend here. A million thanks to you again..
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@brisk123 (2826)
• India
13 Oct 08
Hi friend,sorry to hear that but dear,I think you should better go and see a good doctor.I also do self medication when it is like common cold or just fever but when symtoms lasts longer than expected then I do go and take advice from my doctor.Sometimes what seems like simple cold or fever can turn out to be something worse that is affecting you badly and you are not aware of it.Better be treated than wait till worst.Get well soon and don't forget to see a doctor, happy myLotting!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
hi friend, Thank you for your advice, i know i will feel better now for i already consulted my doctor. It is just and ordinary sickness and nothing wrong with it. In a few weeks i can feel better again. Happy posting.
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
13 Oct 08
Good to hear that my friend.You should drink plenty of fluids and take rest as much as you can.Just get better soon.Good day!
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
My mom is a very good nurse (although she is not a real one). She knows the exact medicine we need for our sickness but when things go beyond normal, it is best to consult a real doctor because minor sickness sometimes are symptoms for a much worse one. Colds usually last for 1 or 2 weeks only but since yours is more than a month now, it is better to ask your doctor for help. Better to be sure than sorry.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
You said it very well anneshirley, Thing like this should not take it easy for your health is very important too. and i believe that health is wealth, so dont hesitate to seek medical advice. Thanks for sharing.
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@joy4you (641)
• India
13 Oct 08
I do take self medication for simple things but if it persists then I go to the doctor. but I try not to run to the doctor at the first sign of illness and also give the illness some time to heal on its own before I start medication, like for colds or stomach aches etc.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
Hi joy4you, Same here, thats what i always do to my self, common sickness like this is need sick medical attention for it can be treated by your own. But if still last longer what than you emagine i think its time to call a doctor and his advise. Thanks for responding.
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@chaska (170)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Definitely you should see your doctor a cold can typically last a few weeks and are usually viral , but if you have symptoms that are worsening you may have a bacterial infection. These bacterial infections can worsen and cause other complications. You may need antibiotics to get rid of the infection. Typically if a cough or cold symptoms persist greater than 1 week you should see your doctor. As for myself if I have a sore throat that persists greater than 3 days, a cough that persists greater than 1 week, vomiting or diarrhea over 48 hours, or any cold symptoms accompanied by fever over 24 hours I go to the doctor. I do some over the counter medications but sometimes they usually just cover up symptoms and never get rid of what is causing them. Margarit see your doctor at least to make sure that there is nothing serious going on.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
You said it right, i have already an appoinment with my doctor tommorrow, surely i will have a general check up for myself. thanks for sharing friend.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I think you shouls, it might be something else, that's why they have doctors.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Yes of course i will do it now, thanks for responding friend.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
If your cold is more than a month and persistent, then I think you should go to the doctor. You might need other medicines for your cold. I discourage you to self medicate. It's always safe to go to the doctor.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Yes you are right, Doctor knows best for they studied very well for medication. I thinks i should do it now for fast cure and relief. Self medication is not always safe so better see an expert for this. Thanks for responding.
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