The Sims 4: How to Cure Sick Sims

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The Sims 4 how to cure sick Sims
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Getting sick is an awful experience, especially as you fight through nausea, fatigue, and other irritating symptoms that keep you up at night and make you less productive. Here’s how to cure your sick Sims in The Sims 4.

How to Cure Sick Household Sims in The Sims 4

To cure sick Sims in The Sims 4, you must order medicine from a computer and drink it once the bottle appears in your inventory. A medicine bottle costs 50 Simoleons, is a one-time use item, and will automatically cure your illness, granting you a temporary energized moodlet.

Alternatively, you can drink tea from a Tea Magic Personal Brewer or get a glass of orange from your fridge to lessen the effects of your Sim’s illness. However, these don’t cure your Sim’s disease; instead, they shorten the duration of your negative moodlets.

How to Buy Medicine in The Sims 4

Purchasing medicine in The Sims 4 requires having access to a computer. You can use one at home or a public venue like a library. You must select the computer, click Order, and choose Purchase Medicine before adding it to your cart and confirming. The bottle will appear in your Sim’s inventory, allowing you to select and drink the medicine to cure your character’s illness.

Can You Visit a Doctor in The Sims 4?

While The Sims 4: Get to Work introduces the doctor career and allows you to cure other Sims, you can’t use this or the hospital for your household’s Sims. Instead, doctor Sims can only cure NPCs that visit the hospital, which is otherwise an inaccessible location unless you have a pregnant Sim.

Are you interested in learning more about the doctor career, among other active jobs in the game? Check out the best The Sims 4 active careers ranked, or click the tag below to browse our growing content list.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.