Do you need to see a doctor? Here are some vocabulary that you might use at a clinic!
Make an appointment first.
Making an Appointment:
Claire: Hello, how may I help you?
Roy: I would like to make an appointment
Claire: What would you like to be seen for?
Roy: I need my annual physical and also I have a shoulder problem. It is aching.
Claire: Are you free on Monday or Tuesday?
Roy: I am free on Tuesday afternoon.
Claire: We will schedule you for next week Tuesday at 3pm.
harm somebody or yourself physically, especially in an accident, receive/suffer an injury
He injured his finger when he was cutting the meat.
an injury to part of the body, especially one in which a hole is made in the skin
a wound caused by something sharp
He had such a deep cut on his arm that he was taken to the hospital.
a blue, brown or purple mark on the skin after somebody has fallen
He was covered in bruises at the end of the football match.
rub your skin with your nails, usually because it’s itching; a mark or a small cut or injury
made by scratching
She had a long scratch on her arm when she came out of the rose garden.
illness caused by bacteria or a virus; the act or process of causing or getting a disease
She almost died from a blood infection.
a change in your body or mind that shows that you are not healthy
You don’t necessarily need a doctor with symptoms like a headache or sore throat.
Depression can cause physical symptoms, too.
a medical condition in which someone has a temperature that is higher than
normal; a particular type of disease with high temperature
Did you take aspirin to reduce the fever?
Our daughter has been diagnosed with scarlet fever.
illness affecting the nose and/or throat, making you cough and/or sneeze
I think I caught a cold on the ice rink yesterday.
She can’t come to school, she’s in bed with a cold.
a very bad cold, an infectious disease with fever, pains and weakness
Please don’t visit us this week, the whole family has the flu.
If you’re not careful enough and you don’t take antibiotics, you may even die from
discharge stomach contents through the mouth
There must have been something wrong with the food as both
children vomited shortly after the meal.
a substance that you drink or swallow so as to cure an illness
You look so pale. Haven’t you taken your medicine this morning?