You do have a point. I think members should not just take info off the Net and give advice. However, as the Webmasters had once stated, we expect those who post queries in our Ask Expert section, whether related to health or otherwise, to take the due precaution of consulting a professional in the field & not rely wholly on the advice & suggestions given.
Also, it is possible for members to give advice based on personal experience of a health problem and how they dealt with it. Obviously, other factors of the person's health need to be considered (e.g. taking medicines for another health problem) and from case to case basis, the same advice won't necessarily apply. So, again, the one who posts the query should take due precaution. Further, I have seen members clearly stating that it is necessary to consult a physician, gynaecologist, etc which is a good thing.
At the same time, I think those who are not professionals in the field should be responsible & avoid giving the names of specific medicines. For example, when I answered the query about a frozen shoulder and the remedy for it, I neither mentioned the tablets I was prescribed nor the ointment. After all, any tablet should be taken only on a doctor's advice & not bought over the counter just because somebody said it was the best. Similarly, a particular ointment prescribed for me may not be suitable for somebody else if that person has skin allergies.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)
I do not mean to hurt any member. This is just my opinion.
" Be Good and Do Good "
advice'. Birbal replied,'that is what I told there are many medical,so called, professionals in our reign'.
Furthermore, I think that the Editor must add a disclaimer/footnore indicating that the Member(s) who answer(s) a particular question on medical condition is not a certified medical practitioner.
Beware! I question everything and everybody.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease