Dentistry and self-medication: a current challenge.

  title={Dentistry and self-medication: a current challenge.},
  author={Miguel Hern{\'a}ndez-Juyol and J R Job-Quesada},
  journal={Medicina oral : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Oral y de la Academia Iberoamericana de Patologia y Medicina Bucal},
  volume={7 5},
The classical definition of self-medication is "the taking of drugs, herbs or home remedies on one's own initiative, or on the advice of another person, without consulting a doctor". Used as a solution to the wide range of complaints and minor health problems which may appear over a lifetime, it can be the result of an individual choice or by the influence of a family who is well informed about which techniques and drugs are safe and useful. This paper reviews the concept of self-medication… CONTINUE READING

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