If I had advanced medical knowledge then deciding whether to treat Mr.JD’s cold could be more straightforward as I would be able to analyze the severity of his symptoms, consider possible diagnoses and prescribe medications accordingly if needed. Without such training, there may still be useful measures that could help ease any discomfort Mr.JD might experience as a result of his condition. (For example, providing a restful environment and assisting with basic hygiene tasks).
On the other hand, even if it appears that treating Mr JD’s cold is relatively harmless in itself – it is also important to take into account how doing so could affect those around him as well. Introducing antibiotics in an environment that is not conducive to their use can lead to drug-resistant bacteria strains, which are harder to fight over time.
In conclusion then while helping people who are sick should always been seen positively – providing proper medical care requires specialized knowledge which many non-doctors simply lack. Delaying any significant interventions to be made until after consulting a medical professional is beneficial.