self-limiting condition

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self-limiting condition

An illness or condition which will either resolve on its own or which has no long-term harmful effect on a person’s health.
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A report by the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) expresses concern around the prescribing of antibiotics for self-limiting ailments, such as colds, flu, and coughs even though they are known to be ineffective against these illnesses.