(Original post by Anonymous)
I have been told by my mum that it's bad to take medicine when your ill, as you can get side effects as well as weakening your immune system in that you rely on it.
I personally think this isn't true, surely if your ill, you need to take medicine, so you can get better sooner. As if you don't take medicine, your illness will only get worse.
However, I have seen 4 doctors when I had a cough, 2 said I will get better without medicine, and 2 gave me medicine. So I am not sure if my mum is right or not?
What I can say is, that since I have been taken 4 types of medicines for my cough, I have developed a red bumps/rash all over my legs, body, arms and hands, with the skins peeling off. I am now taken another medicine for this and using a cream which my doctor prescribe.
Now, if I didn't take the 4 type of medicines, I wouldn't get a rash, but my cough would of gotten worse I presume?
My cough has improved alot, had it for around 5 weeks, still coughing heavily a couple times of days, but I am not spitting out clear/yellow stuff and not vommiting in my sleep, which I did for a good 4 weeks. I assume the 4 types of medicines has helped. Now, my cough has improved but not cleared completely, but I have developed a rash.
I have not taking any cough medicine since I developed the rash, as I don't know if taken them would cause my rash to increased. Should I take cough medicine as well as rash medicine?
So, my question is, when your ill, do you take medicines or wait until you get better without medicine?