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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Under the revised law, cannabis derivatives that have been approved abroad for self-treatment purposes can be brought into South Korea through the Korea Orphan and Essential Drug Center, according to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
A 32 years old male patient presented to the emergency room with complete loss of consciousness since three hours after two weeks of night fever, sweating and considerable loss of weight with self-treatment by antipyretic drugs (Paracetamol and Ibuprofen).
This 52-chapter resource helps health care providers and students develop knowledge and problem-solving skills to assess a patient's health status, medical problems, and current practice of self-treatment, including use of nonprescription and prescription medications, dietary supplements, and other self-care measures; determine whether self-care and self-testing and monitoring are necessary or appropriate; and recommend safe and effective self-care measures that take into account the patient's treatment preferences.
Children should also be taught about self-infusion (self-treatment) of clotting factors from an early age to encourage more independence in managing their own care," says Dr.
The first service packages to develop a comprehensive technology solution include integrated treatment for home care and hospital care, Self-treatment of diabetes and self-treatment of a hospitalized cardiovascular patient.
Pharmacists and primary care physicians in the IRI and CHPA survey responded that as many as 76% of their patients would be encouraged to utilize O-T-C products for self-treatment and self-care if there were better patient education methods for the health conditions they are currently managing and if patients better understood O-T-C product benefits and uses.
"Erectile dysfunction is a condition that is easily self-diagnosed and suitable for self-treatment, with the support of a pharmacist."
"Self-diagnosis and self-treatment can result in problems."
Self-treatment should be based on the severity and length of both nausea and vomiting, and childbirth educators can empower mothers in the first trimester by providing information on self-care and when to seek healthcare provider intervention.
Although self-treatment or self-medication by an employee generally does not constitute medical treatment, the recordkeeping criteria are met if a treatment is "directed or recommended by the employer or a health care professional." In this situation, OSHA determined that the doctor's recommendation constituted a treatment recommendation by a health care professional and, therefore, the injury was a recordable injury.
Searches that contain specific symptoms will include a display of "health conditions related to this search," while more general symptoms may include an overview and both self-treatment options and reasons to seek medical care.
For individual conditions such as a headache, it would give an overview description along with information on self-treatment, or if the symptom warrants a doctor's visit.