The Russians chose self-medication for colds and headaches

The Russians chose self-medication for colds and headaches

Moscow. April 11. INTERFAX.RU — Russians often resort to self-treatment when symptoms of colds and headaches, said the Executive Director of “Union of professional pharmaceutical organizations” Liliya Titova.

“First and foremost, it is runny nose and sore throat. Typical ailments, which in autumn and spring people are exposed to,” said Titov at the round table dedicated to the development of the concept of responsible self-medication.

Second place for self-healing is a headache, the third — heartburn, the fourth — cough, the fifth — fever.

According to her, these results showed a poll conducted by VCIOM in collaboration with the company Bayer. The survey was conducted last year and covered 46 regions. It was attended by 1,600 respondents aged 18 years and older.

According to Titova, in the first place people turn to a doctor if rash or irritation on the skin and increased blood pressure. In the rest of the symptoms people prefer self-treatment. Thus, choosing the necessary drug, they trust the advice of a pharmacist.

The opinion of expertrealty these studies, unfortunately, quite predictable and not surprising. Culture care about their health and trust in traditional medicine in Russia is still there and seems to be in the near future will not appear. On the other hand, the common cold or SARS “pass in a week if treated and a week if not treated” – effective drugs that could recommend a doctor today, no. But the headache and heartburn things more serious. In addition, they point to a specific disease, for which there are specific treatment protocols. If you dig deep, the self is an ugly consequence of the idea that every cook can run the state. As practice shows, cannot.Alexander Yakovlevskaya editor Health project Mail.Ru