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Medical vocabulary

My head hurts! 
This means that you probably have aheadache /hedeik/ or worse still, a migraine/mi:greɪn/.
You can have a slight, throbbing, pounding or splitting headache.

My ears are sore!                                                                                                                                     Your ears could alsohurt or ache meaning that you have earache /ɪəreɪk/.

I have a toothache!                                                                                                                                 You will need to see the dentist who will probably haveto pull your tooth out. You may have a cavity caused by tooth decay. The pain from toothache can be sharp, throbbing and constant.

My arm is sore!                                                                                                                                         The muscles in your arm may be sore and that’s whyit feels sore. Perhaps you did some strenuous exercise or overused your arm at work.The soreness normally passes. Luckily, you haven’t broken or fractured your arm because that would causeexcruciating pain or be excruciatingly painful.

I cut my finger!                                                                                                                                         Oh dear, try putting your finger under a tap of cold, running waterto ease the bleeding. Hopefully the bleeding will stop and you can put a plaster on it. If not, you will need to go to hospital and have the cut treated with some stitches and a bandage.

My nose is runny!                                                                                                                                   You have either caught a cold or you’re suffering from hay fever. In either case, you may find that you cannot stop sneezing and have to keep blowing your nose.Your head could feel fuzzy because your sinuses are blocked. A heavy cold is no fun and can often last for weeks. As we approach winter, I’m afraid more and more people will come down with heavy colds that could feel debilitating.

My eyes are dry or watery!                                                                                                                     My eyes sometimes get dry when I have been in front of the computer for many hours. They then becomesore and itchy. On the other hand, I have watery eyes when I cut onions and they really sting or when I have a cold.

My throat is dry!                                                                                                                                sore throat is the worse thing to have. It is so painful and it makes swallowing so hard. In the past I used to get really bad sore throats which would make me lose my voice!

My chest feels tight!                                                                                                                              If I run too fast  I can feel my chest tighten and it takes me a while to get my breath back.

My stomach hurts!

If I eat too much, I get a stomach ache /eɪk/. The pain can be sharp.
Sometimes, your stomach can feel queasy and you could feel sick.

My legs feel weak!

Especially after a long run, your legs can feelweak and wobbly. If that happens, you need to sit down.
If, however, your legs are weak because you’ve drunk a bit too much alcohol, you will probably have to lie down and sleep off the effects of alcohol!

I twisted my ankle!

Ouch, a twisted ankle could mean that you havesprained it or worse, broken it. That will make walking very difficult and very painful. You will probably limp or hobble rather than walk.

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