DayZ: All Sicknesses & Diseases and How to Cure Them

DayZ: All Sicknesses & Diseases and How to Cure Them

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  • All Diseases And Their Treatments
  • Tips And Tricks For Avoiding Diseases

Welcome to the deadly and thrilling world of DayZ! In this game, you don’t just fight against zombies and other players – you also have to battle against diseases that can quickly take you down. But fear not! With the right knowledge and a touch of humor, you can conquer any ailment and emerge victorious.

But before we dive into the nitty-gritty of diseases and their treatments, let’s talk about the importance of staying healthy in this post-apocalyptic world. Because let’s be honest, nothing ruins a good zombie battle like a bad case of the sniffles.

Updated July 25, 2023, by Sean Murray: We’ve given this guide a fresh update, complete with improved formatting and breakout tips to make your survival journey a little bit easier. So get ready to kick some disease butt!

All Diseases And Their Treatments

In DayZ, diseases come in all shapes and sizes. Each disease has its own unique causes, symptoms, and treatments. It’s like a twisted game of medical bingo! To help you navigate these treacherous waters, we’ve compiled a handy table below.

Disease Causes Symptoms Cures
Wound Infection
  • Waiting for the wound to heal on its own
  • Using dirty or undisinfected bandages, rags
  • Pain sounds
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow stamina regeneration
  • Disinfectants
  • Tetracycline Pills
Common Cold
  • Exposing a cold for a long time
  • Low immune system
  • Interacting with another sick player
  • Sneezing
  • Shivering
  • Stay away from sick players
  • Vitamins
  • Tetracycline Pills
  • Eating any kind of raw meat
  • Cooking, eating, or drinking with bloody hands
  • Pain noises
  • Vomiting after eating or drinking
  • Hunger and thirst loss because of vomiting
  • Eat and drink small amounts to avoid vomiting
  • Charcoal Tablets
  • Vitamins
  • Influenza is the second stage of Common Cold
  • Same causes with Common Cold
  • Shivers and coughing, plus a fever
  • Same cure as the Common Cold
Chemical Poisoning
  • Eating rotten or burned meat
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Slow stamina regeneration
  • Food and water loss
  • Charcoal Tablets
  • Vitamins
  • Eating any kind of Human Meat (Cooked or Raw)
  • Shaking hands while aiming
  • Laughter
  • There is no treatment for this other than Death in the game
Hemolytic Reaction
  • Receiving the wrong Blood Type in your body
  • Instant blackout
  • Losing your blood fast
  • Wait it out
Toxic Poisoning
  • Staying inside the Toxic Zone for more than 20 seconds without Gas Mask, Gas Filter, and NBC Suit
  • Health loss
  • Vomiting and coughing blood
  • Blackout
  • PO-X Antidote
  • Consuming tainted water from lakes, rivers, or ponds
  • Drinking from unknown water sources or containers
  • High-temperature fever
  • Dehydration
  • Vomiting after eating food or drinking water
  • Drink or eat small amounts to avoid vomiting
  • Charcoal Tablets
  • Vitamins
  • Falling from high places
  • Stepping into land mines or bear traps
  • Getting hit by the leg
  • Blackout
  • Lame walking
  • Health loss due to fast movements
  • Applying Splint

There you have it! A comprehensive list of diseases and their treatments. Remember, knowing your enemy is half the battle. So keep an eye out for these symptoms and start hoarding those disinfectants!

Tips And Tricks For Avoiding Diseases

Now that you’re armed with knowledge about diseases and their treatments, let’s talk about prevention. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cured diseases!

Common Cold

The key to avoiding the Common Cold is staying warm. Dress to impress with pristine clothing that provides the best insulation. If fashion isn’t your strong suit, set up a cozy campfire in a safe place. Not only will it keep you warm, but it also adds a touch of ambiance to your apocalyptic adventures.

And when it comes to friends with the flu, remember two golden rules: don’t share any food or drink (sharing is not caring in this case) and always wear masks to prevent illness from becoming the latest fashion trend.

Salmonella (Food Poisoning)

When it comes to handling raw meat, cleanliness is key. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before chowing down. And if you’re feeling fancy, rock a pair of gloves while butchering animals – just remember to take them off once you’re done. This way, your hands stay squeaky clean.

If you find yourself in a bind with no other option than to eat raw meat, take it slow and steady. Consume small amounts and use Charcoal Tablets to soften its not-so-great effects.


Wells are a lifesaver (literally) when it comes to avoiding Cholera. Empty out the unknown water and refill it with fresh well water. If you’re living in the wild, far away from any civilization, there are alternative water sources that you can seek out. Remember, hydration is key!

Chemical Poisoning

Chemical Poisoning is like food poisoning’s evil cousin. To steer clear of this dreadful disease, stick to eating boiled or baked meat. Say a firm “no thanks” to anything rotten or burned. Your taste buds might not thank you, but your body will.


Kuru, also known as “the giggles,” is a one-way ticket to zombie laughter. The only way to avoid this bizarre disease is to resist the temptation of eating human flesh, whether cooked or raw. And remember, always know the source of your meat – mystery meat is a big no-no!

And there you have it, brave survivors! Armed with this knowledge and a bit of luck, you’ll be able to conquer any disease that comes your way. Stay strong, stay healthy, and most importantly, stay alive!