It is unavoidable to apply for sick leave when you are seriously ill. Before that happens, learning some English terms for the symptoms of sickness will be very useful in case of emergency. Let’s take a look at the common types of illness and read on the sample sentences on how to get sick leave now !

 

  • Inflammation

 

I am suffering from ear inflammation. My doctor recommended a two-day recovery, so I would like to apply for sick leave.

 

  • Flu

 

I have caught the flu. Therefore, I am unable to attend the meeting on the following day.

 

  • Dizzy

 

I felt so dizzy this morning. Therefore, I cannot come to the office.

 

  • Diarrhea

 

I’ve had diarrhea since yesterday and I am on medication now.

 

  • Infection

 

I am having an upper-respiratory infection, so I cannot come to the office tomorrow.  Other than ‘ I am sick ‘ , there are lots of words that can replace it and be more accurate in explaining the illness!