Our Survival: Fountain of Youth Medicine Guide will tell you how Medicine works and how you can use it to cure your Diseases!
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Even if you have plenty of Food and Water, you're eventually going to get hurt in Survival: Fountain of Youth. You might get mauled by a Jackal or you may simply fall ill from some kind of sickness. Read on to learn more about Diseases and how you can treat them with medicine!
How Diseases Work in Survival: Fountain of Youth
Survival: Fountain of Youth Diseases are one of the less obvious dangers that you'll have to deal with. Eating bad food, exposing yourself to the elements, or suffering damage from animals can result in a Disease.
Diseases can have 4 "ranks," each of which is more severe than the last. Diseases have percentage chances of getting better or worse, and those chances can change depending on your Survival Abilities, what environmental hazards you are currently exposed to, and what Medicine you're using (if any).
All of the information on a Disease is available in the Character Statuses menu when you have it, along with treatment options.
How Medicine Works in Survival: Fountain of Youth
Survival: Fountain of Youth Medicine typically does one or more of these three things:
- Heals some Health over time
- Cures one or more ranks of one or more Diseases
- Provides temporary protection from cured Diseases
Simpler Medicines tend to cure fewer Ranks of Diseases. There are more powerful curatives out there that can completely wipe out a Disease in one go, but they're not easily Crafted.
Best Medicine in Survival: Fountain of Youth
The best medicine in Survival: Fountain of Youth is the Buffalo Potion, but those are rare. With that one exception, the best Medicine is different for every Disease:
- The best Medicine for restoring Health is the Medical Kit.
- The best Medicine for Wounds and Burns is the Clay and Egg Ointment.
- The best Medicine for Poison and Indigestion is Powder from Snakes and Spiders.
- The best Medicine for Flu and Overheating is the Sweating Potion.
- The best Medicine for Fever is Chamomile and Sage Broth.
- The best medicine for Near Death is Living Water.
Survival: Fountain of Youth Medicine List
|Medicine||Recipe||Tool Needed||Workbench Needed||Health Restored||Diseases Cured||How to Unlock||Other Effects|
|Bandage with Redgum||1 Wide Leaf, 2 Eucalyptus Leaves||N/A||Campfire||20 in 2 Hours||N/A||Wide Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaves||N/A|
|Coral Powder||2 Purple Coral, 1 Boiled Dorado Fin||Mortar||Chemistry Workbench||50 in 4 Hours||N/A||Purple Coral, Boiled Dorado Fin||N/A|
|Medical Kit||1 Fish Bone Needle, 1 Animal Tendons, 1 Alcohol||Mortar||Advanced Chemistry Workbench||80 in 4 Hours||N/A||Fish Bone Needle, Animal Tendons, Alcohol||N/A|
|Steamed Leaf Bandage||2 Wide Leaves, 1 Narrow Leaves||N/A||Campfire||10 in 30 Minutes||Wounds (1-2 degrees)||Wide Leaf, Narrow Leaves||Temporary protection from Wounds progression|
|Processed Scorpion Venom||1 Scorpion Carcass, 1 Wide Leaf||N/A||Campfire||10 in 30 MInutes||Poisoning (1-2 degrees)||Scorpion Carcass, Wide Leaf||Temporary protection from Poisoning progression|
|Hibiscus Petals||1 Hibiscus Flowers, 1 Wide Leaf||N/A||Campfire||10 in 30 Minutes||Flu (1-2 degrees)||Hibiscus Flowers, Wide Leaf||Temporary protection from Flu progression|
|Tobacco Compress||1 Tobacco Leaves, 1 Wide Leaf||N/A||Campfire||10 in 30 Minutes||Burns (1-2 degrees)||Tobacco Leaves, Wide Leaf||Temporary protection from Burns progression|
|Treated Formic Acid||3 Handful of Termites, 1 Wide Leaf||Mortar||Chemistry Workbench||10 in 30 Minutes||Overheating (1-2 degrees)||Handful of Termites, Wide Leaf||Temporary protection from Overheating progression|
|Chamomile Juice||1 Chamomile Flowers, 1 Wide Leaf||N/A||Campfire||10 in 30 Minutes||Indigestion (1-2 degrees)||Chamomile Flowers, Wide Leaf||Temporary protection from Indigestion progression|
|Clay and Egg Ointment||1 Clay Strip, 1 Bird of Paradise Flower, 2 Eggs||N/A||Advanced Chemistry Workbench||15 in 1 Hour||Wounds (4 degrees), Burns (4 degrees)||Clay Strip, Bird of Paradise Flower, Egg||Temporary protection from Wounds progression, temporary protection from Burns progression|
|Powder from Snakes and Spiders||1 Dried Snake Tales, 1 Spider Carcass, 2 Sea Salt||Mortar||Advanced Chemistry Workbench||15 in 1 Hour||Poison (4 degrees), Indigestion (4 degrees)||Dried Snake Tails, Spider Carcass, Sea Salt||Temporary protection from Pests, temporary protection from Poison progression, temporary protection from Indigestion progression|
|Sweating Potion||1 Cannonball Fruit, 1 Pineapple, 1 Alcohol||Mortar||Advanced Chemistry Workbench||15 in 1 Hour||Flu (4 degrees), Overheating (4 degrees)||Cannonball Fruit, Pineapple, Alcohol||Restores 25 Water|
|Algae Ointment||1 Hydrilla, 1 Gracilaria, 1 Wide Leaf||Mortar||Chemistry Workbench||N/A||N/A||Algae Ointment Recipe||Scares away Pests, preventing them from interrupting work|
|Crushed Sage||1 Sage Flowers, 1 Wide Leaf||Mortar||Chemistry Workbench||10 in 30 Minutes||Fever (2 degrees)||Sage Flowers, Wide Leaf||Temporary protection from Fever progression|
|Chamomile and Sage Broth||1 Chamomile Flowers, 1 Sage Flowers, 1 Hibiscus Flowers, 1 Alcohol||N/A||Hearth with a Pot||15 in 1 Hour||Fever (3 degrees)||Chamomile Flowers, Sage Flowers, Hibiscus Flowers, Alcohol||Temporary protection from Fever progression, restores 25 Water|
|Buffalo Potion||1 Living Water, 1 Death Cap, 1 Toadstool||N/A||N/A||100% instantly||All||Alchemistry Perk (Rank 1)||N/A|
|Snake Potion||1 Living Water, 2 Jackal Fangs||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Alchemistry Perk (Rank 2)||Temporarily halts consumption of Food, Water, and Energy|
|Jaguar Potion||1 Living Water, 1 Jaguar Tendons||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Alchemistry Perk (Rank 3)||Temporarily provides unlimited Stamina|
|Bird Potion||1 Living Water, 1 Boiled Dorado Fin||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Alchemistry Perk (Rank 4)||Temporarily provides the ability to see animals through obstacles in Concentration Mode|
|Mold||N/A (Found in Swamps)||N/A||N/A||10 in 30 Minutes||Fever (1 degree), Flu (1 degree), Overheating (1 degree), Burn (1 degree), Poison (1 degree), Indigestion (1 degree)||N/A||Water -40|
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