self-treatment


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self-treatment

(sĕlf′trēt′mənt)
n.
Treatment of oneself without professional supervision to alleviate an illness or condition.
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And, if self-treatment isn't working, you can always call your homeopath for some expert guidance--at a fraction of what you would pay for an ER visit, not to mention the prescribed pharmaceuticals.
They aren't harmful and self-treatment such as gargling with antimicrobial mouthwash will help relieve pain and aid healing.
They are developing a treatment manual for interested health care professionals, and plan to put a guided hypnotic intervention on a CD for self-treatment.
Self-treatment with CAM indicates reported use of CAM therapies that are typically self-administered.
Clinical Evaluation of Handheld Self-Treatment Device for Hair Removal James M.
There is an increasing trend for patients to seek tanning bed radiation exposure as a means of self-treatment because, among much of the general public, the perceived benefits of tanning bed radiation include its ability to treat rashes," noted the study.
The board's executive director of public health, Andrew Jones, said: "This season's flu is generally mild and in most cases people will recover within a week to 10 days with self-treatment (eg rest, fluids, paracetamol etc).
The large themes are germs, types of contagious diseases, self-treatment, medical diagnosis and treatment, and prevention.
Additionally, if self-treatment had been taught, follow-up measurements could have been taken to assess whether the study findings could be further improved over time.
But he was not alone in his "desperate self-treatment measure", says a report.
AFor the majority of people, swine flu is a mild illness which only requires self-treatment with over-the-counter remedies.
The company warns laypersons should not rely on any information presented in the database for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, but should consult a physician.