Talking About Health Problems
Here are some phrases to talk about aches and pains affecting the head area.
I’ve got a horrible cold.
I’ve a sore throat.
I always get a cold during the winter season.
I’m getting toothache. OR I’m getting a toothache.
I’m allergic to dust.
I’ve got a headache.
My eyes are itchy.
I always get a sore throat if I eat or drink something cold.
I get a runny nose during the winter season.
Don’t pick your nose. It’s a very bad habit.
I’ve a cold sore on my lips.
How did you get that cut on your chin?
I used to get a lot of pimples when I was young.
I’m thinking of getting my nose pierced.
I had pimple problems when I was a teenager.
Note the use of articles with the names of illnesses.
The is used before the names of some common illnesses. Examples are: the measles, the flu.
Names of major illnesses are usually used with no articles. Examples are: cancer, diabetes, jaundice etc. We do not usually say the cancer or the diabetes. The article a/an is used with the names of common aches and pains. Examples are: a toothache, a cold, a headache, an earache, a backache etc.