Made up of [ box; bag radical 23, shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 7 strokes.
Can be thought of as shooting arrows at a disease - a doctor healing you. This is clearer in the complex traditional form that has 'disease' and 'medicine' parts.
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses shǐ component: ǎi (low) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) tiě (arms) zhī (to know) (clan)

Sounds same

(one) (clothes) (clothes)

Different tone

(proper) (barbarians) (hidden) (to use) (chair) (already) (twist) (easy) 亿 (100,000,000) (justice) (also) (city) (catch) (skill) (to recollect) (idea) (different)

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死马当活马医 sǐ mǎ dāng huó mǎ yī Persevering when it is already too late. A lost cause
讳疾忌医 huì jí jì yī Keeping mistakes and shortcomings to yourself. Refuse to listen to advice.