If you have health problems, keep this list of saints nearby…

Sts Cosmas & Damian transplanting a black man’s
leg onto a white man (Great story here)

The following list of health ailments and their corresponding patron saints is from fisheaters.com:

Abdominal problems St. Elmo (Erasmus)
Alcoholism St. John of God
Angina St. Swithbert
Appendicitis St. Erasmus
Arthritis St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Bacterial infection St. Agrippina
Blindness St. Raphael the Archangel, St. Lucy
Breast disease St. Agatha
Broken bones St. Drogo
Cancer St. Peregrine
Chest problems St. Bernadine of Siena
Childbirth St. Anne, Our Lady (“Madonna del Parto,” or “Our Lady of Childbirth”), St. Margaret of Antioch, St. Elmo (Erasmus), St. Raymond Nonnantus
Cramps St. Maurice
Deafness St. Francis de Sales
Death a holy and happy death: St. Joseph, St. Benedict; against temptation at the time of death: St. Cyriacus; against sudden death: St. Barbara, St. Christopher, St. Catherine of Alexandria
Depression St. Dymphna
Drug addiction St. Maximilian Kolbe
Dying St. Joseph
Dysentery St. Lucy, St. Polycarp of Smyrna
Earache St. Cornelius
Epilepsy & fainting St. Vitus, St. Dymphna, St. Christopher, St. Valentine, St. Vibiana
Eye conditions St. Lucy
Feet Conditions St. Peter
Fever St. Barbara, St. Genevieve, St. Peter
Gallstones St. Benedict
Gout St. Maurus
Hangovers St. Vibiana
Headache St. Denis, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Vibiana, St. Stephen the Deacon, St. Thomas a Becket
Head injury St. John Licci, St. Stephen the Deacon, St. Thomas a Becket
Heart problems St. John of God
Hemorrhage St. Lucy
Hernia SS. Cosmas and Damian
Herpes St. George
Infection St. Agrippina
Infertility St. Anthony of Padua, St. Anne, Mary (especially under her title of Maria Bambina)
Inflammatory diseases St. Benedict
Intestinal & stomach diseases St. Charles Borromeo
Invalids St. Roch
Insect bites St. Mark the Apostle
Kidney diseases St. Margaret of Antioch
Kidney stones St. Alban of Mainz
Knee problems St. Roch
Leg problems St. Servatus
Leprosy St. Lazarus
Loss of milk for nursing St. Margaret of Antioch
Lumbago St. Lawrence
Lung problems St. Bernardine of Siena
Mental illness St. Dymphna, St. Vibiana
Neck stiffness St. Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne
Neuralgia St. Ubaldus Baldassini
Neurological diseases Bartholomew the Apostle, St. Dymphna
Nightmares St. Raphael the Archangel
Open sores St. Peregrine
Pain St. Madron
Paralysis St. Wolfgang
Plagues St. Christopher, St. Giles
Polio St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Pregnancy, safe St. Anne, St. Margaret of Antioch, St. Elizabeth, St. Gerard Majella, St. Joseph (Patron of expectant mothers)
Rheumatism St. Alphonsus Liguori
Seasickness St. Erasmus
Skin diseases St. Anthony of the Desert (i.e., Anthony the Abbot)
Smallpox St. Matthias
Snakebites St. Patrick, St. Hilary of Poitiers, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Vitus
Sterility St. Anthony of Padua (St. Felicity is invoked to have a male child in particular. Unofficially, Maria Bambina is invoked by couples trying to conceive.)
Stroke St. Andrew Avellino
Sudden death, against St. Barbara
Throat diseases St. Blaise, St. Ignatius of Antioch
Toothache St. Apollonia
Tuberculosis St. Therese of Lisieux
Venereal diseases St. Fiacre
Wounds St. Rita of Cascia
Sickness in general St. Raphael the Archangel, St. John of God, St. Camillus of Lellis, St. Bernadette of Lourdes, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Lydwina of Schiedam, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Maria Mazzarello
Desperate causes St. Jude, St. Rita of Cascia

…and for those who care for the sick:

Nurses St. John of God, St. Agatha, St. Raphael the Archangel, St. Camillus of Lellis
Midwives, obstetricians St. Brigid of Ireland, St. Raymund Nonnatus, St. Margaret of Cortona
Doctors and surgeons St. Luke, SS. Cosmas and Damian, St. Pantaleon, St. Raphael the Archangel
Hospital workers St. John of God, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Camillus
Hospital administrators St. Basil the Great, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Pharmacists St. James the Less

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