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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Self-medication in Skin Conditions: A Cross Sectional Survey

  • Open or Close Mubashar Mashqoor Mir1* and Mohammad Sarwar Mir2

    1Post Graduate Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, India

    2Department of Hospital Administration, SKIMS, India

    *Corresponding author: Mohammad Sarwar Mir, Senior Resident, Department of Hospital Administration, SKIMS, Srinagar, India

Submission: June 01, 2018; Published: June 25, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.05.000622

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume5 Issue5


Self-medication involves individuals or their carers administering a medical drug of their own choice for symptomatic relief and in the hope of a “cure”, without seeking professional medical advice. The aim of this descriptive cross-sectional study conducted at was to identify the occurrence of selfmedication for the topical treatment of skin diseases in community. We observed 50 cases of self-medication (from a total of 500 subjects).

Keywords: Self medication; Skin diseases; Cross sectional survey

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