Diseases are biological infections that cause negative effects when contracted. Symptoms usually include lowered attributes or skills. Diseases are contracted when fighting creatures, the undead, or even people. Common diseases such as Collywobbles and Astral Vapors can be contracted simultaneously. Contracted diseases can be viewed in the "Active Effects" section of the Character Menu.

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Cure[edit | edit source]

Main article: Cure Disease

The afflicted person remains diseased until it is cured. There are several methods for curing diseases, these include:

In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, consuming Mandrake Root is recommended above other methods. They are much cheaper than potions of cure disease, weigh less, and raise the Alchemy skill when consumed. They can be found in most shops carrying Alchemy ingredients.

Resistance[edit | edit source]

Main article: Resist Disease

Argonians, Bosmer, vampires, and werewolves harbor a natural resistance to disease. Apparel can be enchanted to increase disease resistance. Although these methods may garner 100% resistance, it is still possible to contract some diseases. For example, if fighting a swarm of rats for a sustained period of time, then diseases such as Feeble Limb can still be contracted.

Alchemy[edit | edit source]

Unless the ingredient has either "Cure Disease" or "Resist Disease" as its first effect, the ingredients must be combined with related ingredients via alchemy to make a potion with the effect.

Ingredients that can cure disease[edit | edit source]

Ingredients that can resist disease[edit | edit source]

Types of disease[edit | edit source]

Disease The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Ash Woe Blight GA Icon.png
Ash-chancre GA Icon.png
Astral Vapors GA Icon.png
Ataxia GA Icon.png GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Black-Heart Blight GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Blood Lung GA Icon.png
Blood Rot GA Icon.png
Bone Break Fever GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Brain Fever GA Icon.png
Brain Rot GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Brown Rot GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Caliron's Curse GA Icon.png
Cannibal's Prion GA Icon.png
Chanthrax Blight GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Chills GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Cholera GA Icon.png
Chrondiasis GA Icon.png
Collywobbles GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Consumption GA Icon.png
Corprus GA Icon.png
Dampworm GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Dementia GA Icon.png
Droops GA Icon.png GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Feeble Limb GA Icon.png
Greenspore GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Helljoint GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Leprosy GA Icon.png
Lycanthropy GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Plague GA Icon.png
Porphyric Hemophilia GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Rattles GA Icon.png GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Red Death GA Icon.png
Red Rage GA Icon.png
Rockjoint GA Icon.png GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Rust Chancre GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Sanguinare Vampiris GA Icon.png
Serpiginous Dementia GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Shakes GA Icon.png
Stomach Rot GA Icon.png
Swamp Fever GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Swamp Rot GA Icon.png
Ticklebritch GA Icon.png
Tunnel Cough GA Icon.png
Typhoid Fever GA Icon.png
Witbane GA Icon.png GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Witches' Pox GA Icon.png
Wither GA Icon.png GA Icon.png
Witless Pox GA Icon.png
Wizard Fever GA Icon.png
Wound Rot GA Icon.png
Yellow Fever GA Icon.png
Yellow Tick GA Icon.png GA Icon.png

Both vampirism and lycanthropy usually prevent the contraction of other diseases. An exception to this rule is that lycanthropy may still be contracted by an individual afflicted with Pyphoric Hemophilia, which cures the infected individual of vampirism. Also, in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, other diseases may, very rarely, be contracted by a werewolf.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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