What Is The Sweating Sickness In The Tudors?

neuritis, neuralgia or just a common cold?

the sweating sickness was not something that could be caught by simply being around someone who had it. It was an actual disease. Some of the symptoms of this were:

a very high fever (sometimes reaching 105 degrees) and spasms in your legs, back, neck and scalp



weakness, especially if you are standing up for long periods of time

drowsiness or confusion The best way to avoid these problems is to keep away from anyone with the sweating sickness as much as possible. If you do have them at home make sure you protect yourself against infection – remember not to share towels! Other European diseases would also cause similar symptoms so there was no real safe place in Europe during those times! There were no antibiotics or cures either but people eventually got used to treating the problem themselves using herbs like bay leaves which cooled down their fever. And finally they died off….although some people still die from this today…one famous person being Louis XVI who caught it after drinking water contaminated by a dying man he passed on the streets of Paris..

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