Fighting off infections [Possible Spoilers]

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Fighting off infections [Possible Spoilers]

Even if my PC never drink unboiled water, use unclean rags to patch up wounds and-/or eat unknown berries or unprepared meat, infection seems always to be the main cause of death - even with access to Medic skill and antibiotics! How do you keep your PC alive without succumbing to infection?

Do you disinfect your wounds? You don't mention that, and it's wound care 101, especially for serious wounds. There's also this thread here which I still remember for its title, so it was easy to find. XD There are some more tips about sepsis there. If this is the kind of infection that kills you, disinfecting will solve your problems. :)


NEO Scavenger: FAQ
10 Ways (not) to Die - A beginner's guide

On a bleeding wound, apply one of these in order of most effective: {[Whiskey] [Bark Tea] [Clean Water]}. Then put clean rags on it, and take them off after the wound stops bleeding. Don't use unsterilized water or dirty rags.

Actually whiskey and bark tea are equally effective. Another reason why botany is the single most important skill if you want an easier run. ;)


NEO Scavenger: FAQ
10 Ways (not) to Die - A beginner's guide

Thanks for the tips, I didn't know how to make tannin tea (no kitchen utensils/flasks).
Managed to survice 58 days, fought off 2 Blue Rots(!) with nanokits, tannin tea and bear roots. Cause of death? Charged by hundreds of melonheads.