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There are a few different types of the plague the main one we know is known as bubonic plague Septicemic plague and pneumonic plague are the other two types that are not really talked about Each disease has different symptoms but for the most part are the same Bubonic plague has symptoms such as lymph nodes become swollen tender and may develop fever chills and weakness In general Septicemic plague patients do not develop buboes symptoms may be fever chills weakness bleeding under the skin abdominal pain and septic shock with low blood pressure Pneumonic plague may cause shortness of breath cough sometimes with bloody spectrum chest pains quickly developed along with weakness fever and headaches People with Bubonic plague usually become ill within two to six days after being infected with the disease When the disease is left untreated plague bacteria invades the blood stream Plague Once you think you had or were diagnosed with bubonic plague you were hospitalized and placed in insolation Antibiotics such as oentamycin steptomycin tetracylines and chloramphica were started as soon as possible even before the lab results came in Anyone in close contact with the infected person would need to be identified and evaluated also Shoensadt Athur Each symptom was given a separate treatment head pains were treated with sweet-smelling herbs such as rose lavender sage and day Stomach pains and sickness were treated with wormwood mint and balm Lung problems were then treated with liqurice and comfrey Vinegar was used as a cleansing agent bleeding a patient was a general cure for everything apply leeches to suck the blood of the victim Bubonic plagueAffected William Shakespeare a tremendous amount Shakespeare was terrified of the bubonic plague because of how it affected his family Shakespeare lost his Sisters Joan Margaret just babies and Anne at the age of seven He lost his brother Edmund at the age of twenty-seven Worse of all William Shakespeare lost his own
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