Self diagnosis is a dangerous practice. In fact, it is one of the most likely ways to get a misdiagnosis, which is the one thing we want to avoid. We recommend you always seek prompt professional in-person medical advice from your local qualified medical professional.
In practice, self diagnosis is common for many of the most common symptoms and ailments.
When you feel the symptoms of a common cold coming on, you don't always rush
to the doctor to confirm it.
We nevertheless urge you to consult with your doctor about any symptoms,
particularly if there is any doubt or concern, or if the symptoms concern a child, infant,
elderly, ill, infirm, pregnant, or otherwise at-risk patient.
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