->''"If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything."''
-->-- '''Count Rugen''', ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

''Tropes about illness, disabilities, mutilations and scars.''

''Not to be confused with IndexSyndrome''
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'''Categories:'''
+ ArtisticLicenseBiology
+ ArtisticLicenseMedicine
+ ArtisticLicensePharmacology
+ DeathTropes
+ DisabilityTropes
++ DisabilitySuperpower
+ DoctorIndex
+ HealingAndCuringTropes
+ HollywoodPsych
+ InjuryTropes
+ MadnessTropes
+ MedicalHorror
+ PharmacologyTropes
+ ThisIndexIsARealPain
+ ToxicTropes
]

!! Tropes:
* AcheyScars: Scars hurting, often with importance.
* AltItis
* AnnoyingPatient: A patient annoys the doctors and nurses.
* AntidoteEffect
* ArtificialLimbs
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan
* TheBlackDeath: A plague that happened in Medieval times.
* BlindMistake
* BloodFromEveryOrifice: Bleeding out of the mouth, nose and eyes.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Bleeding out of the mouth.
* BrainFever
* BrokenAngel
* BuryYourDisabled
* CaretakerReversal: Alice cares for Bob, then Bob cares for Alice when he no longer needs to be cared for. May involve illness.
* CatchYourDeathOfCold: Colds can be caught from the weather.
* CATTrap
* CollapsedMidSpeech
* ColorBlindConfusion: Someone gets mixed up due to colour-blindness.
* ComatoseCanary
* ContaminationSituation: A plot that centres around contamination somehow.
* ConvenientComa: Someone being unconscious puts the plot or other characters in a convenient situation but is often unrealistic.
* ConvenientTerminalIllness
* ConvulsiveSeizures
* CoveredWithScars
* CuteMute
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Villains who need technology to survive.
* DeepSleep: Someone is sleeping very heavily and hard to wake. May not involve illness.
* DefinitelyJustACold: Someone acts as if their serious symptoms are trivial.
* DepravedDwarf
* DiagnosisFromDrBadass
* DiseaseBleach
* DiseaseByAnyOtherName
* TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: A disease that acts like a certain disease (cancer, TB etc) but is not named.
* DiseasedName: Someone is named after a disease.
* DreamCrushingHandicap
* DuelingScar
* EvilAlbino: An albino who's a villain.
* EvilCripple
* ExtremeLibido
* EyepatchOfPower
* FakeRabies
* FeverDreamEpisode: An episode that focuses on nightmares or hallucinations brought on by illness.
* TheFoodPoisoningIncident: Getting sick from bad food.
* GeniusCripple
* GreenAroundTheGills: Sick or nauseated folk's faces turn green.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Sometimes, scars mean a character is good, other times they mean the character is evil.
* HandicappedBadass: Someone can do action-y things despite being disabled.
* HealingHerb: Plants with healing powers.
* HealingPotion: A potion with healing powers.
* HealthcareMotivation
* HealThyself
* HeroicAlbino: An albino who's a good guy.
* HiccupHijinks: An episode centred on trying to get rid of hiccups (which are not a disease but it's on here anyway).
* HookHand
* {{Hypochondria}}: Someone thinks they're sick when they're really not.
* IdealIllnessImmunity: Someone is immune to all diseases.
* IllGirl: A sick woman whose sickness is meant to be cute.
* ImprobableAntidote
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Coughing seems to be fatal.
* InducedHypochondria: Someone tries to make someone else think theyre sick.
* InformedSelfDiagnosis
* InstantIllness: An illness progresses very quickly.
* JumpingToConclusionsDiagnosis: Someone thinks someone else or themselves is/are sick due to one trivial symptom that healthy people get too (e.g. sneezing).
* LittlestCancerPatient: A child with a terminal illness.
* MagicAntidote
* MalfunctionMalady: Someone's superpowers don't work if they're sick.
* MindVirus
* MunchausenSyndrome
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding
* PerfectHealth: People don't sneeze, cough or whatever unless they're sick.
* ThePlague: A serious disease that affects a lot of people.
** HatePlague
** MysticalPlague
** PlagueDoctor
** SyntheticPlague
* {{Plaguemaster}}
* PlayingSick: Faking illness.
* PlotAllergy: Allergies as a plot device.
* PlotInducedIllness
* PullTheIV
* QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice
* ResurrectionSickness
* RupturedAppendix: Appendicitis.
* ScarsAreForever: Scars last the rest of the person's life.
* ScarSurvey
* SeadogPegLeg
* SelfInducedAllergicReaction
* SelfSurgery
* SequentialSymptomSyndrome: Someone recites the symptoms of something while someone else shows them in the order they're being recited.
* {{Sequelitis}}
* SickbedSlaying
* SickEpisode: An episode focused on an illness.
* SicklyProdigy
* SoapOperaDisease: A serious, ambiguous disease.
* SoupIsMedicine: Soup is associated with being fed to invalids.
* SterilityPlague: A disease that means you can't have babies.
* STDImmunity: Someone is immune to STD's.
* StressVomit: Throwing up because you're scared.
* TaintedVeins
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Someone is [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes afraid]] of germs.
* TelevisuallyTransmittedDisease
* ThatOldTimePrescription
* ThermometerGag
* TheTonsillitisEpisode: An episode centred on a character getting tonsillitis.
* TheTopicOfCancer: Cancer is treated as the scariest illness.
* TyphoidMary
* UnexpectedPositive
* VictorianNovelDisease: Someone has a terminal illness but looks and often acts fine.
* VirusMisnomer
* WeCanRebuildHim: Someone is cured by being turned into a cyborg.
* WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture: In the future, most or all diseases are cured.
* WheelchairWoobie
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Working despite being sick.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal
* YouDontWantToCatchThis: PlayingSick in order to make others fear you're contagious.
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