Self-medicating your child? Stop!
Medications are substances/drugs used for treating diseases and maintaining health. Drugs may either be prescription or nonprescription drugs. Prescription drugs require a physician’s prescription before they can be purchased and a major example is antibiotics, says Pediatrician Osueni Gold Oseluese. “On the other hand, nonprescription drugs (also known as over-the-counter drugs) don’t require a prescription…
World Malaria Day: Medical expert advises against self medication
A medical practitioner, Dr Ademola Foyeke, on Tuesday warned against self-medication in the treatment of malaria and other diseases. Foyeke gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in commemoration of the 2018 World Malaria Day. He said people should always insist on tests being carried out by experts before…
Self-medication: The disadvantages, dangers
For diverse reasons, self-medication has become rampant in the society. It is now a common trend for people, whenever they are ill, to source over-the-counter drugs or simply proceed to treat themselves of self-diagnosed symptoms, without consulting medical professionals.