I don't know about everyone else but I generally wouldn't even try and see my GP for a minor ailment - it would take so long to get an appointment it would be probably be cured by the time I saw anyone!
Beware Googling your symptoms however... It often gives more to worry about!
When illness occurs, two in five of us are reluctant to book an appointment with our GP, preferring to treat the symptoms ourselves or wait for the problem to resolve itself. Seventy eight per cent are unlikely to bother their GP if they came down with a cold, and a quarter would rather wait for their conjunctivitis to clear up on its own rather than book an appointment. Two thirds reckon they have the means at home to cure themselves of a troubling cough, and sixty four per cent are prepared should a sore throat strike. One in five Brits surveyed by OnePoll wouldn’t deem arthritis or joint pain a serious enough ailment to warrant a visit to the doc, and 66 per cent would avoid the dentist’s chair even if a toothache flared up.