Never prescribe medicines reading health books .....!

@alienstar (5140)
India
December 2, 2006 2:21am CST
Suppose, you are not a doctor and if you have a habbit of reading health magazines, medical journals etc and if somebody is seriously ill, do you feel like prescribing medicines from the knowledge you got from reading all these books which are mentioned above? if answer is yes, please don't do that , as in some rare cases there might be a misprint which you may not be able to know unless you are a doctor and the person who is seriously ill might even die...what do you all say for this?
1 response
• Singapore
15 Dec 06
no, i will never try my luck with other's health no matter how knowledgeable i am in which medicine to take and such. it will be better to seek professional advise.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
15 Dec 06
Yes...rightly said.I have seen many people, who have a habit of even prescribing medicine just by reading books....so, i thought of putting this into discussion here....when one is not keeping well, he should alway's consult the doctor and not going through health books for picking up medicine ....isn't it? it is a too bad practice done by many people .... Anyway's, thanks for responding