General conversations about health
I have a bad cold and runny nose
Roopa: You don’t look so good. What happened?
Mitra: I’ve a bad cold and a runny rose. I think I’m also running a temperature.
Roopa: Poor girl! Are you taking any medicine?
Mitra: Nothing so far. Have you got anything that would make me feel better?
Roopa: Well, let me see.
Mitra: OK, but quick!
Roopa: I’ve brought something for you.
Mitra: Great! Bring it on.
Roopa: Here’s some cold and flu medicine. They should reduce your temperature and ease some discomfort.
Mitra: Thank you. I appreciate it.
Roopa: That’s okay but don’t forget to take plenty of fluids.
That sounds serious.
Sonia: Hi Vishnu. How’re you?
Vishnu: I’m okay now, Sonia, but I was so ill last week.
Sonia: Oh, dear, what was the problem?
Vishnu: I was perfectly all right in the morning, but then my eyes started going blurry. I was so scared. After ten-fifteen minutes, my head started hurting.
Sonia: I’m so sorry… that sounds serious…
Vishnu: Actually, it wasn’t. My brother took me to the doctor and he said that I was having a classic migraine attack. He prescribed some tablets. I’m still taking some tablets, but I feel much better now.
Sonia: I’m so relieved to hear this. I was starting to panic, you know.
Vishnu: So you do have some concerns for me, don’t you?