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More than 50% Indians resort to self medication says study

A few days ago I was speaking to a friend over phone. Her voice was quivering and I could make out that she was unwell. On further inquiry I gathered that she had chills, fever, pain in the back and joints. On hearing this I was naturally worried as these are some of the symptoms to Dengue. I recommended that she meet a doctor immediately. She was reluctant to go as she had already taken some fever medication. But I still insisted and she finally did visit a doctor. Luckily for her, she tested negative for Malaria and Dengue, but she still had infection and the doctor prescribed the necessary antibiotics.