As you explore your island, talking to your animal neighbors and catching bugs, you’re bound to get a nasty surprise at some point. If you run into a scorpion, or shake a beehive out of a tree, there’s a good chance you’re going to get stung. Here’s everything you need to know on how to heal stings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Healing Bug Stings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
As noted above, bug stings will occur if a scorpion or a swarm of bees catches up to you and touches you.
If they do, your character will then be running around with a swollen stung eye. It has little pin pricks all over it and the lid will be permanently shut.
This doesn’t really have an effect on the gameplay in New Horizons all that much, except for the fact each animal you talk to will make some comment about how painful it looks.
To heal bug stings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, go to Resident Services and speak to Timmy and Tommy. Here, you’ll be able to buy Medicine. It costs 400 Bells for one, or you can buy five for 2,000 Bells.
Once you’ve bought the Medicine, open your inventory and select it. Press A and then choose the ‘Take Medicine’ option.
Your character will do a nifty little backflip and their sting will magically be cured.
Another way to cure a bug sting is by crafting the medicine for yourself. While running around our island with a bug sting, we talked to one of the villagers and they actually gave us a DIY recipe for medicine. Sometimes they’ll even give you the medicine itself.
How to Craft Medicine
Once you learn the DIY recipe, all you need to craft medicine is one wasp nest and three clumps of weed.
Other Uses for Medicine in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Medicine isn’t just used for healing your own ailments. Sometimes when speaking to one of your animal neighbors on your island, you may find that one of them is feeling sick.
They’ll be moping about inside their house and will need you to get them some medicine.
Simply hand some over and they, too, will magically be cured of their illness in a flash. You’ll be thanked and rewarded for your help, so it’s always best to lend a helping hand.
That’s all you need to know on how to cure stings in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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