I know of some people who prefer to 'self-medicate' instead of seeing a doctor for their ailments. This is good for just simple illness like a headache, cold, cough or stomach ache. But if it has been weeks and months and there is no change, then for goodness sakes, see a doctor! There are a lot of websites where you can check out symptoms and recommended cure for illnesses - from the simple aches and pains, to the more serious diseases. There are even dedicated websites for different illnesses and recommended treatment like eczema treatment. One has to remember that it still is best to see a 'real'doctor than self-diagnose and self-medicate.