Do you go to the doctor when you're sick?

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  1. Dr. Wendy profile image59
    Dr. Wendyposted 11 years ago

    Do you go to the doctor when you're sick?

    Why or why not?

  2. melpor profile image92
    melporposted 11 years ago

    I always go to the doctor when it is a serious illness  and it is accompanied by a  high fever but not every time that I am sick.

  3. BlissfulWriter profile image76
    BlissfulWriterposted 11 years ago

    No, not if it is just a common cold.  And sometimes not even for a flu.  Because I had those before too, and they usually go away on its own in a week or two.   

    But if it is something out of the ordinary, Yes, I would go see a doctor.

  4. Neverletitgo profile image62
    Neverletitgoposted 11 years ago

    Why not, I go when I am sick, because it is human nature to get somebody helps you whenever you are sick and also if you do go your situation will become worst for some illnesses. The best thing is to make check once a while to take care of yourself.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 11 years ago

    Not usually. However it's rare that I get sick.

    On average I catch a cold maybe once or twice a year.
    I once had a sinus infection after flying from New York to California. After a week of walking around with clogged ears I went to the doctor and was prescribed the Z-pack.
    That was back in 2004.

  6. dsmythe profile image52
    dsmytheposted 11 years ago

    Not if I have a cold but I don't really get sick. *knocks on wood

  7. Singular Investor profile image67
    Singular Investorposted 11 years ago

    Not usually. Here in the UK it is generally a waste of time anyway. Doctors here are overpaid and a mixture of arrogant, opinionated and incompetent. One of them actually said to me 'what do you expect from a free service'. He conveniently forgot that his so-called 'service' is not free - it is paid for out of our taxes whether we want it or not.

  8. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    Only if it is really bad. My Mum keeps trying to get me to have the flu jab every year, and every year I point out that I prefer to let my immune system do the work, and at 41 years old I should not be considering the flu jab. I avoid antibiotics unless my cold or bug is truly horrendous, and so far taking this route has paid off.

    On the other hand, if I injure myself physically, such as when I damaged my elbow after a fall at a party by our lake, I will seek Doctor's advice. In that instance it was a good decision as I had chipped the elbow bone quite badly and ultimately ended up having surgery to remove the fragment, which proved to be over an inch long.

  9. Dr irum profile image59
    Dr irumposted 11 years ago

    Yes of course every one should go to doctor  in serious illness, because you can detect lot of things at the early stage and it can treat easily without any complication .

  10. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 11 years ago

    no i don't. i'm 46 and i have never went to a doctor for an illness. last year i almost died from sewer gas poisoning and i stayed home from work for a few days, lost almost 30 pounds but i fought back and i'm fine now. to me people use doctors way too much. i have heard of people going to the doctor for simple cuts and it drives me crazy because it abuses our health care system.

  11. albc profile image60
    albcposted 11 years ago

    doctor is my last choice because the idea of taking drug and using knife to heal sickness is does not make much sense to me (even though i admit it works quite well and fast)..

  12. webguyonline profile image55
    webguyonlineposted 11 years ago

    yeah, i go directly on my personal doctor when I'm sick. i do always make sure that i'm free from sickness. :-)

  13. MyJourney profile image60
    MyJourneyposted 11 years ago

    It depends.  I have a pretty high level of confidence in my GYN, so if it's related to that area, I'm apt to call for an appointment or just to ask a question for home treatment options.  I really didn't have that same experience with my last general doc, so didn't go unless I had to.  I have a soon to be 3 year old daughter and I am more apt to take her to the doctor within a few days of a cold coming on, etc.

  14. loveingyou profile image60
    loveingyouposted 11 years ago

    Only if I'm dying.

    See, if my immune system can recover from the sickness by itself, it will help strengthen it against other diseases to come. smile

    I see it sort of as training to my body.

    Plus, generally antibiotics and medications do not really treat the sickness, but rather covers up the effects you get from being sick, giving you the illusion that you're healthy. This causes a false assumption of health, and i would rather my body adjust to the virus or bacteria naturally.

  15. Christine P Ann profile image60
    Christine P Annposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes but only if i feel there is something to worry about. For instance if I had a sore throat, headache and slight temp i would probably look after myself a little better and take some over the counter medication. But if my temperature got too high, I developed a rash and started vomiting then I would go to the doctors. I think common sense is important and we need to keep in mind that we shouldn't take up doctors time when other patients might have more important health issues.

  16. poorconservative1 profile image61
    poorconservative1posted 11 years ago

    It depends on what you mean by sick. If you mean a little sneezy and scratchy throat sick, no. Or did you mean call off work and sweat it out under the covers sick, maybe. Or did you mean coming out of both ends sick, defiantly. If I can hold it long enough to get there.


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