placeboAsked on: Sep 11, 2023 05:15 PM
A placebo is like a pretend medicine. It looks like a real medicine, but it doesn't actually have any special ingredients to make you better. Sometimes, doctors give people a placebo to see if they feel better just because they think they are taking real medicine. It's kind of like when you pretend to drink a magic potion and then you feel better even though the potion wasn't really magic. Placebos can be tricky because they can make people believe they are getting better, even if the medicine isn't doing anything. So it's important to remember that sometimes our minds can make us feel better too, even without any special medicine! Learn more about placebos here!