Infections

Plague

(Bubonic plague)

  • Also known as
  • Yersinia pestis infection

About Plague

Plague is an infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The bacteria are found mainly in rats and in the fleas that feed on them. People and other animals can get plague from rat or flea bites. In the past, plague destroyed entire civilizations. Today plague is uncommon, due to better living conditions and antibiotics.There are three forms of plague:Bubonic plague causes the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus to become inflamed.

Top Medications for Plague according to our users

Filter group. All currently selected

All Medications for Plague

  • doxycycline
    Prescription only

    Vibramycin (doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a sunburn or rash.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Delayed release pill
    • Liquid
  • Levaquin
    (levofloxacin)
    Prescription only

    Levaquin (levofloxacin) effectively treats different types of bacterial infections, but it is relatively more expensive than some of its alternatives.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
  • Tetracycline
    Prescription only

    Acnecycline (Tetracycline) treats many different types of infections and is cheap, but dosing and drug interactions may be somewhat of a hassle.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Cream, gel, or ointment

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Plague

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?

No tips yet for this condition, leave a tip!

What’s your best coping strategy?

No tips yet for this condition, leave a tip!

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?

No tips yet for this condition, leave a tip!