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Medicalcore is an aesthetic that involves paraphernalia and the appearance of all things medical-related. This aesthetic does not aim to romanticize, fetishize, or glorify illness or medical-related trauma but aims to act as a coping mechanism for those in need of it.

Visual[]

Visuals include (but not limited to):

  • Needles/syringes
  • IV bags
  • Hospital beds
  • Hospital wards
  • Medicine
  • Blood, either by itself or interacting with another element of the image
  • Monitors
  • Red Cross
  • Pills

A lot of Medicalcore images take common medical imagery and provide an artistic/aesthetic twist to them, usually reducing eye strain with light colors. Some Medicalcore elements overlap with Guro Lolita.

Fashion[]

Medicalcore fashion can take on a variety of appearances; surgical masks, hospital scrubs, nitrite/latex gloves, hospital gowns, lab coats, bandages, medical bracelets, and various other medical gear (like stethoscopes, etc.), and are often in pastel colors. Band-Aids with Sanrio or other cutesy patterns are extremely popular. Some people choose to emulate the look of a sick patient with things like gas masks, eye patches, bruises (either self-inflicted or accidental), gauze and large bandages, and mobile IV bags.

Subgenres[]

Sickcore[]

Sickcore is a sub-aesthetic of Medicalcore that focuses on a sickly look, such as dark circles, a red nose, or looking too pale/skinny.

Dentalcore[]

Dentalcore is an aesthetic that involves dental objects and anything dental related, like teeth, baby teeth (in a container or on a tray, sometimes on jewelry such as necklaces and earrings), brace/retainer molds and braces on teeth, etc.
For another approach, see Teethcore.

Pukecore[]

Pukecore is an aesthetic seemingly created by tumblr user pukecore. While it's composed of many different subjects, the aesthetic as a whole remains easily identifiable. Pukecore is meant to evoke feelings of "God, this is so bright and shiny that I feel like I'm about to throw up, but then after that I can just lay down on this soft blanket and play some Pokémon until I feel better." Although there are a lot of cute and bright/glittery subjects, a dark undertone is present as well (like many aesthetics listed on this wiki). It doesn't necessarily relate to eating disorders (such as bulimia nervosa), but it unfortunately can.

Genetic Disease[]

The Genetic Disease aesthetic is about coping with genetic diseases such as Down Syndrome and other similar conditions. However, it does not apply to individuals with conditions like autism, ADHD, and other neurologically diverse conditions. Visual cues from this include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Coping with the symptoms of the disease
  • Helping people understand what a genetic disease means and the types of genetic diseases
  • Learning to be happy/live with the disease
  • Surgeries
  • Hospitals
  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical exams

Nursecore[]

Nursecore is an aesthetic that revolves around imagery and visuals that are associated with nurses. This may include:

  • Nurse uniforms
  • Bandages
  • Pills
  • Face mask (sometimes)
  • Pastel medical equipment
  • Needles
  • Hospital beds
  • Syringes
  • Sanitary gloves (sometimes)
  • Scrubs (sometimes)
  • Other Medicalcore visuals as mentioned before

Media[]

Movies[]

  • Titicut Follies (1967)
  • Hospital (1970)
  • M*A*S*H (1970)
  • The Hospital (1971)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • Awakenings (1990)
  • Testament of Youth (2014)
  • 12 Hour Shift (2020)
  • Allelujah (2022)
  • The Good Nurse (2022)

TV Shows[]

  • The Good Doctor (2017-2024)
  • House (2004-2012)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005-)
  • Ratched (2020)
  • Scream Queens (season 2) (2015)

Music Videos[]

Games[]

Webfiction[]

Characters[]

  • Nurse Joy (Pokémon)
  • Dr. Mario (Dr. Mario)
  • Mikan Tsumiki (Danganronpa)
  • Reaper Nurses (Dark Deception)
  • Bianca Abercrombie (Clinic of Horrors)
  • Nurse Redheart (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

Media[]

Songs[]

  • Doctor by Jack Stauber
  • Fight For This Love by Cheryl Cole
  • Gurldoll by Hospital
  • I Need A Doctor by Eminem
  • Magical Doctor by Maretu
  • Nurse's Office by Melanie Martinez
  • Poison by Nicole Scherzinger
  • The Medical Anomaly by R.I.P./Really Introverted Producer
  • R.I.P by Rita Ora
  • take me to the hospital by Prodigy
  • Overdose by Ciara
  • Dr. Doctor by Ghost Town
  • Novocaine by Ghost and Creep-P
  • Hyperdontia by Ghost and Creep-p
  • My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) by Dead or Alive
  • Cancer by My Chemical Romance
  • Little Lamb by Jazmin Bean
  • Disenchanted by My Chemical Romance
  • The End! By My Chemical Romance
  • The End by Halsey

Playlists[]

Pinterest Boards[]

Pinterest Boards (Nursecore)[]

Gallery[]

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