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A visit to the doctor for ‘minor ailments’ increases

A visit to the doctor for ‘minor ailments’ increases

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General practitioners increasingly have visit of people who suffer from ‘minor ailments’. Between 2011 and 2015, the demand for gp services.

Minor ailments, such as scrapes, insect bites and coughs usually go away by itself. Nevertheless, people find it often difficult to estimate whether they go to the doctor have to with their complaints.

In 2015, it was 46 percent, a medicine prescribed for a minor ailment. In 2011, this was 58 percent. The doctor seems to be so often a watchful waiting policy without the prescription of medication to minor ailments.

Antibiotics for tick bite

There is a shift in insect bites. More people go to the doctor because of a tick bite and also get more preventive antibiotics prescribed. This last is particularly seen from the year 2015 and connect it to the current directive in which the advice is given, in certain situations, antibiotics to prescribe. So is the risk of getting Lyme disease is decreased.

For patients, it is, even with good information, often difficult to distinguish whether the complaint they will pass, or that more is needed. The doctor can that distinction and also has an important role in reassuring and advising the patient.

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