Seasonal changes can easily lead to flu and illness, you got sick but don’t know how to get the right medicine here? That’s ok, Hey Xi’an got you! 

换季容易感冒,生病了却不知道怎么就医买药,我们来帮你!

Here’s a useful guide for you to get the most common western medicines in China. We’ve prepared the translations and pinyin that you can take to the pharmacy.
下文是在中国能够买到的西药读音方式和简单的就医用语。

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Below you can find the way to speak out the most common illnesses:以下分类是各种常见症状的读音方式:

  • Sore Throat, Headache, Earache & Body Aches(Infections) [喉咙痛、头痛 耳痛、浑身疼 感染]hóu lóng tòng, tóu tòng, ěr tòng, hún shēn téng (gǎn rǎn)
  • Sneezing, Runny Nose, Watery Eyes [打喷嚏, 流鼻涕, 流泪]dǎpēn tì,liúbítì, liúlèi
  • Pain & Fever [疼痛  发烧] téng tòng fā shāo
  • Cough [咳嗽] ké sòu
  • Head & Sinus Congestion [耳鼻喉炎] ěr bí hóu yán
  • Upset Stomach [胃不舒服] wèi búshūfú
  • Constipation [便秘] biàn mì
  • Diarrhea [腹泻](拉肚子)fùxiè(lādùzǐ)
  • Sleep Issues [失眠] shimián
  • Skin Allergy & Itching [皮肤过敏和瘙痒] pífūguòmǐn sào yang
  • Nasal Allergy [鼻过敏] bíguòmǐn

Remind that all medications may cause side effects, please make sure to read the labels carefully before you take the medicine, don’t forget to ask for clear instructions regarding dosage. 

所有药物有可能导致副作用,请在服用前仔细阅读说明书和剂量。

 Pain & Fever  疼痛  发烧 téng tòng fā shāo

  Cough  咳嗽 ké sòu

Sore Throat, Headache, Earache & Body Aches (Infections) 

喉咙痛、头痛、耳朵&身体疼痛 (感染)

hóu lóng tòng, tóu tòng,ěr tòng, hún shēn téng (gǎn rǎn)

  Stomachache 胃不舒服 wèi bù shū fú

Snezzing, Runny Nose, Watery Eyes 

打喷嚏,流鼻涕,眼睛流泪

dǎ pēn tì, liú bí tì, yǎn jīng liú lèi

  Constipation 便秘 biàn mì

Senna glycoside[‘senə’glaɪkəˌsaɪd] 番泻叶fān xiè yè(ex. Ex-Lax)

 Diarrhea 腹泻(拉肚子)fù xiè (lā dù zǐ )

Loperamide[‘ləʊpərəmɪd] 洛哌丁胺luò pài dīng àn(ex. Imodium A-D)

  Sleep Issues 失眠shi mián 

Melatonin[.melə’toʊnɪn] 褪黑素tuì hēi sù

Skin Allergy & Itching 皮肤过敏和瘙痒 pí fū guòmǐn, sāo yǎng

Diphenhydramine[dɪfen’hɪdrʌmən]
苯海拉明běn hǎi lā míng(ex. Benadryl,Tylenol PM)

  Nasal Allergy  鼻过敏 bí guò mǐn

Cromolyn sodium[k’rɒməʊlɪn’soʊdiəm]
色甘酸钠sè gān suān nà(ex. Nasalcrom)

We hope this was helpful! Is there anything we missed? 
有没有什么我们遗漏的?

Have you tried Chinese Traditional Medicine? 

还是说你想要尝试一下传统中医药?

Leave a comment or question below.

留言告诉我们你的想法。

Disclaimer: we are not licensed, medical professionals. We just care about you and want to you adapt to life in China – Although we consulted medical professionals and pharmacists for this post, if you are uncertain of any medication, we advise you to please visit the nearest hospital and ask a qualified doctor. 

声明: 我们并不是持有执照的医疗专业人员。本文只是为适应中国生活的你提供资讯,如果你对任何药物的使用不确定,建议去最近的医院寻求医生建议。

Author: Hey_Team

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