Is it advisable to take basic medicines without consulting a doctor ?I was suffering from viral fever for few weeks and i didn't bother much until my temperature rose up to 103 degree. I was really down by then and also lost much weight. I kept eating paracetamols without any prescription of doctors and forced temperature to drop. It didn't cure permanently but kept rising and lowering throughout. Thus finally i set myself to a hospital nearby and said my symptoms to the doctor. He almost got angry at me for using paracetamols. He advised me that, it will not kill the virus present inside but rather reduce body temperature by making our 'White Blood Cells' (WBC) inactive. He also added that body temperature is a natural process by our body indicating the attack against virus and no one should simply eat medicines without any doctors prescription.
I know that this is the habit of almost all the people when they get sick. They only prefer them to a doctor when disease is at it's peak. What do you think about this ? I thought that this is needed to be posted. So do share your opinions here. Thank you.