If you hope to survive in the zombie survival game, Project Zomboid, you’ll need to heal your wounds.
One of the first things you need to learn how to do when you log into your first world in Project Zomboid is to heal your wounds. Everything from a scratch from a zombie to a shard of glass in your hand will have a wound effect on your character. Follow our guide to learn everything you need to know about healing in Project Zomboid.
How to Heal in Project Zomboid
To heal in Project Zomboid, you need to apply a bandage to your character’s wounded body part. Start by clicking the heart icon on the left side of the screen, then select the Health tab. Here, you’ll see a list of all the wounds you’ve sustained. To apply a bandage to your wounds, right-click the damaged area and select Bandage> to heal that body part. Over time, your health meter will rise as you recover from the bandages.
Sterilizing and Replacing Bandages
If you don’t heal lacerations or cuts with bandages, you will slowly bleed out and lose health. Players can create more powerful bandages called Sterilized Rags or Sterilized Bandages by placing Rags or Bandages into a pot or kettle filled with boiling water on the stove. Sterilized meds will last longer and take longer to become dirty.
To replace bandages once they become dirty, right-click the dirty Bandage and select Remove, then quickly replace it to stop bleeding. If you do not replace dirty Bandages or Rags, they can eventually become infected.
Each time you are bitten or scratched by a zombie, you have a chance to contract the Knox Infection, or the zombie infection in the game–which you will not be able to recover from.
Healing More Serious Injuries
Scratches, bites, and lacerations are not the only injuries players can sustain in Project Zomboid. Players can also fracture bones, get shot, or burned. These injuries can be healed with different medications players can craft under the Healing tab in Crafting. See below for the different meds that you can use to heal more serious injuries.
Types of Meds in Project Zomboid
Here are all the different kinds of medications you can find in Project Zomboid:
|Adhesive Bandages||Stops bleed and heals|
|Alcohol Wipes||Sterilize wounds|
|Bandage||Stops bleed and heals|
|Bath Towel||Dries character|
|Beta Blockers||Decreases panic|
|Black Sage||Pain relief|
|Bottle of Disinfectant||Fights infections|
|Comfrey||Heals broken bones|
|Comfrey Poultice||Heals broken bones|
|Common Mallow||Relieve cold and flu symptoms|
|Cotton Balls||Can be doused in Alcohol to sterilize wounds|
|Cotton Balls Doused in Alcohol||Sterilize wounds.|
|Denim Strips||Stops bleed and heals|
|Dirty Bandage||Stops bleed|
|Dirty Denim Strips||Stops bleed and heals|
|Dirty Leather Strips||Stops bleed and heals|
|Dirty Rag||Stops bleed|
|Dish Towel||Used to dry character|
|Leather Strips||Stops bleed and heals|
|Lemongrass||Heals food poisoning|
|Plantain||Aids in wound recovery|
|Plantain Poultice||Aids in wound recovery|
|Ripped Sheets||Stops bleed and heals|
|Sleeping Tablets||Helps character go to sleep|
|Splint||Heals broken bones|
|Sterilized Bandage||Stops bleed and heals, decreases chance of infection|
|Sterilized Rag||Stops bleed and heals, decreases chance of infection|
|Suture Needle||Stitch deep wounds|
|Suture Needle Holder||Improves success of suture needle|
|Tissue||Relieves cold symptoms|
|Tweezers||Used to extract broken glass and bullets|
|Wild Garlic||Fights infections|
|Wild Garlic Poultice||Fights infections|
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