What Works for Quacks?
For several people, if they believe something will make them feel better, then it is most likely that they WILL feel better. Surprisingly, this do happens with a lot of people visiting quacks.
Most of the products developed by quacks depend on the "placebo” effect. A placebo is a drug with no active ingredient in it or a dummy drug. Sometimes a multi-vitamin is given without the patient knowing about it.
Another short cut taken by most of the quacks is treating even the minor ailments like cough, fever, or allergy with steroids, which obviously fetch them quick results. But the harms of steroid are multiple and sometimes it takes a side-effect for them to seek treatment from an actual licensed practitioner.
Quacks also use a lot of “mix-n-fix” technique. They usually give a combination of several tablets and syrups, hoping that at least one of the drugs would hit the bull’s eye and cure the patient.