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How To Cure A Cold In DayZ

How To Cure A Cold In DayZ

DayZ is an excellent survival game and has some close-to-real-life elements. One of this game’s most highlighted features is the diseases you can contract from the elements. The common ailments you can acquire in DayZ are Cholera, Chemical Poisoning, Cold, and Brain Prion Disease.

You can quickly cure a common cold in DayZ using multiple doses of Tetracycline Pills. There will be a sign near your hydration bar indicating you have contracted a cold, and you may have to disinfect all your headgear and gloves to ensure you don’t catch a cold again after recovering.

If you have been looking for the best way to cure a cold in DayZ, you have come to the right place. 

Read on to learn more about all the steps you need to take to cure a common cold.

How To Check If You Have A Cold in DayZ

Before we talk about curing a cold, let’s talk about how to find out if you have one. Here are two ways to tell if you have contracted a cold in the game.

Infection Mark

Disease Mark
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The first thing you will probably notice when you contract a cold is an infection mark on the bottom right of your screen next to your hydration status.


Frequent coughing and sneezing are also symptoms that indicate a cold. However, they may also mean other diseases like cholera.

Curing a Cold in DayZ

Now that you know how to diagnose a cold, here are some things you need to do to cure your cold in DayZ.

Take Off and Disinfect Your Headgear and Gloves

Head Gear in DayZ
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Once you have contracted a cold, your handheld items and headgear will likely become infected. Therefore, the first thing you will have to do is to take them off and disinfect them using alcohol or disinfectants.

Do not put them on again unless you have recovered, and refrain from wearing them without disinfecting them.

Take A Few Doses of Tetracycline or Pristine Pills

Pristine Pills
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Next, you will have to find Tetracycline Pills to cure your cold quickly. After taking a pill, a tablet indicator will appear in front of the infection mark. Keep an eye on this section, as the tablet indicator will disappear when it is time to take another dose.

You may have to take 3-5 doses of the pills to cure your cold.

Rest Up and Stay Warm

After you have taken medicine, it is time to rest up a bit and avoid exposure to cold, rain, or wind. This will speed up the healing process, and you won’t have to wait a long time. Staying indoors is a great idea.

Wait For The Infection Mark To Disappear

Once the infection mark disappears and your character stops coughing, it is safe to assume that the cold is no longer active, and you can quickly return to your regular game.

How To Prevent The Cold Disease in DayZ

We’ve all heard that prevention is better than a cure. Therefore, it is a good practice to apply it in DayZ as well; since it has so many real-life diseases. 

You can prevent contracting the cold disease in DayZ using the following techniques.

  1. Keeping your distance from players who are coughing.
  2. Staying out of the rain and cold.
  3. Wearing warm clothes.
  4. Drinking plenty of fluids.

Following the abovementioned techniques can help you save time and resources on curing a cold disease and utilize them elsewhere better.

Conclusion: Curing Cold in DayZ

In the end, keep your headgear and gloves disinfected and stay away from other players to avoid catching a cold. However, if the infection mark appears and your characters start coughing, you must take Pristine pills to cure the infection.

We hope this guide clears things up; you can always revisit it if you forget a step or two. Until then, happy gaming!