self-treatment

noun
self-treat·ment | \ˌself-ˈtrēt-mənt \
plural self-treatments

Definition of self-treatment 

: the act or an instance of medicating oneself or treating one's own disease without medical supervision or intervention Unlike other foot problems, bunions are not amenable to self-treatment.Consumer Reports Some attempt risky self-treatments, such as bathing in kerosene or bleach …— Aimee Cunningham

Other Words from self-treatment

self-treat \ˌself-ˈtrēt \ transitive verb self-treated; self-treating; self-treats
self-treat athlete's foot

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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self-treatment

noun
self-treat·ment | \ˈself-ˈtrēt-mənt \

Medical Definition of self-treatment 

: medication of oneself or treatment of one's own disease without medical supervision or prescription

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