Italian medical words

You may need to visit a drugstore, a doctor or a hospital in Italy, so it’s important to learn some basic Italian medical words. We hope you never need to use them, but check out this free audio lesson just in case.

You’ll learn to describe your symptoms in Italian, and what to say in an emergency if necessary. In the unlikely event that you need to access health care if you’re feeling sick or get injured, let’s be prepared…

Italian medical words

I need some pain killers.

The following phrases are useful when describing where it hurts…

When you go to the doctor he or she will ask you about your symptoms…

Maybe you have an idea what's wrong with you. You could say…

I have a cold.

Maybe you cut yourself and all you need is a bandage, you might need some sleeping pills for a long haul flight or cough syrup. Here is what you have to say…

Here are some more general phrases and words…

If you need to call an ambulance you need to know the number. In Italy you need to call 118, it's a free call number available throughout the country.

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