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Back on the subject of Louisiana Creole medical treatments, here’s a list of typical Creole illnesses listed with their English equivalent.

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Bobo: sore

Bronchite: Bronchitis

Brulir, brilire: Burn

Brul-soley: Sunburn

 

Dart, dartre: Ringworm, dry skin patch

Deglann, glandes: Glands

Demanjezon, demanjezan, démangeaison: Itch, rash

Deranjman, dronjmon, dérangement: Diarrhea

Dipthérie: Diphtheria

Disan ho, di sang haut, san ho: High blood pressure

Disan tro ba, di sang qui trop bas: Low blood pressure

 

Emòrvids: Hemorrhoids

Endijèsyon, monje si lestoma: Indigestion

 

Foulir, foulire: Sprain

Frison, frisson: Chills

Fyèv, fiev: Fever

 

Gratèl, gratelle: Itch

 

Jansiv malad, gencive malade, gencibe malade: Sore gums

Jonis, jonat, la jaunisse: Jaundice

 

Kolik, colique: Colic

Konstipasyon, constipation: Constipation

Koupe yé dan, couper yé dents: Cutting teeth

koupur, coupire: Cut

Kou-t-soley, coup de soleil: Sunburn, sunstroke

Kranp lestoma, crampe estomac: Stomach cramps

Kriz, crises: Fit, convulsions,

 

Lakòkluch, coqueliche: Whooping Cough

Lapanari, panaris, panari: Whitlow

Lapoplèksi, l’apopléxie, tropik: Apoplexy

Lenflamasyon, enflamation: Inflammation

Lèrb-a-pis, l’herbe-à-puce: Poison Ivy/Oak

Lèskorbi, l’escorbi: Scurvy, pyorrhea

Loke, hoquet: Hiccup

 

Mal de gòrj, mal dé gorge: Sore Throat

Mal de rein, rongnon, kidni: Kidney trouble

Mal de tet, mal de tête, grip: Headache

Mal estomac, mal a lèstoma, mal o vant: Stomachache

Mal o dan, mal aux dents: Toothache

Mal o zye, mal aux ziés: Sore Eyes

Mal zorey, mal oreille: Earache

Matris, matrice: Womb

Mordire serpent, mordir sèrpen: Snakebite

 

Nez saigné: Nosebleed

Nimoni: Pneumonia

 

Onfle, gonfle, enflure: Swelling

Opresyon, opression: Asthma

 

Peauro, poro, veri, verrures: Wart

Pikan, pikir, piquant: Sting

Pikir d klou, piqure de clou: Nail wound

Pikòt, tit pikòt, la picotte: Chickenpox

Pirizi, pirézi: Pleurisy

Pwatrin, poitrinaire: Chest congestion, tuberculosis

Pwatrin sec: Dry cough

Pwen dan kote, point dans le côté, points de côté: Side-stitch

 

Rat malad, rate malade: Spleen troubles

Résipel: Erysipelas

Rentonsyon d irin, rintention d’irine: Urine retention

Rimatis: Rheumatism

Roujòl, rougeole: Measles

Rum, rhime, grip: Cold

 

Sentir, ceintire: Sores around the waist

 

Tetanos: Tetanus

Tordi, étourdi: Dizziness

 

Ver, vers: Worms

Vomissement, vomisman: Vomiting