I was never really one to take medication for a cold or the flu. There are positives to taking medication, and in some cases necessary, but you should know all the information before you start taking medication to relieve your symptoms. Vaccines can help prevent diseases from being contracted and spread.
Listverse’s 10 Medicines That Made Things Worse gives a list of previously used treatments that actually were believed to have worked. It was like a science experiment gone horribly wrong, like using crocodile poo as a contraceptive. Who actually thinks ‘hey! Maybe injecting crocodile poo up your vagina can stop you from getting pregnant?’ Note, you should probably only get a poo injection if you have C. difficile infection
Be wary of new medications!