The Sims 4: Illness and How to Cure Your Sick Sim

Illness in the sims franchise has been around for a long time and sims 4 illnesses are tons of… fun? Our sims can get sick from a variety of random causes around town and you must know how to prevent and cure these illness or your sims will be a lot less useful.

How to Cure an Illness in The Sims 4

There are a few ways that you can cure your sims illness but I’ve found that the easiest way is to order medicine from the computer. You can click on your computer > order > medicine and each bottle of medicine will cost $50. This one type of medicine will cure any illness.

Sometimes your sim will need to take medicine more than once in order to start feeling better. They will get rid of their illness for a few hours but it may come back and they’ll need to take medicine again.

*Note: You’ll find the medicine in your sim’s personal inventory and to take it all you need to do is click on the medicine and choose take medicine.

After taking medicine your sim will even be given a 4h energized moodlet so not only will they no longer be sick, they’ll be feeling great! Be sure to not give medicine to your healthy sims because you’ll get a dazed moodlet that makes things a bit less fun.

You can also use the Tea Magic Personal Brewer to make yourself some tea that can reduce the length of your illness moodlet. I’ve also heard you can drink orange juice, but I have never tried this method.

Types of Illness


A pregnant sim can get nauseous from morning sickness and I’ve found this is the most common type of nausea in game. Your sims can also get this illness if they eat bad food that is spoiled. If you give your sim the squeamish trait they will get nauseous literally all the time from things like someone walking in on them in the bathroom to getting into a fight.

Your sims won’t throw up every time they are feeling nauseous but I’ve found that it’s about 50/50. A sim can vomit in a toilet or in a bush.


With the addition of The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure, your sims can now get poisoned when out in Selvadorada. If your sim is lucky the poison won’t be too bad and the negative moodlet will only last around 12 hours. If your sim is unlucky, they could actually die from it. Fortunately, you can go onto the computer and purchase an antidote on the computer that will cost you §1000.

Food Poisoning

With the addition of The Sims 4: Dine Out, your sims can now get food poisoning if they eat bad food at a restaurant. They will get a nauseous and uncomfortable moodlet and you can sometimes call the restaurant and you may receive a bit of money in exchange for your suffering.

Rabid Rodent Fever

With the addition of The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff came the new rodent cage and a whole new illness that could lead to death. If you ignore your rodent’s cage until it becomes dirty and have a poor relationship with them you will definitely get bitten and get rabid rodent fever.

Immediately after you get bit you’ll receive a tense moodlet that will eventually turn to uncomfortable. To get rid of rabid rodent fever before your sim dies you must do some research on the computer to learn more about it or go visit a veterinarian who can help you.


With the addition of The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat you can now get homesick if your sim is on vacation for too long. They will get a sadness moodlet that lasts a few hours and will go away immediately if you leave and go back home.

Final Thoughts

It’s no fun when your sims get sick and you can easily take some medicine for some illnesses, however, things like rabid rodent fever need a bit more work. Have you gotten a sim sick in the sims 4? How did you deal with the illness? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Why is my magic sim, who’s pregnant, making static noises as well as having light/mist around her?? Is she sick? Is it an alien pregnancy?

  2. Can ur sims just randomly get sick? My sims says feels like invisible bugs then another one says fighting a battle in the belly and losing

  3. Hi ! I’ve used the phone to call work and declare myself in sickness but now how i can get back to work ?

    1. If you call into work sick, take the medicine and cure yourself, but then want to go back to work, click on the suitcase icon in the bottom right corner, then click the “Go to work” option. Before you know it, your sim is out the door and experiencing the wonders of manual labor.

  4. If you eat spoiled food can you get ill?
    PS I dont think its fair how we have to pay money to have fun in the game 🙁

    1. Yes. I bought a computer, ordered medicine. Bought lots of medicine to keep in the fridge. Took out one to her inventory, click on that she takes it.

  5. 1.To get rid of the curse from Selvadorada jungle you can also use bone dust (if you found it by excavating) and ask a local for the cure in exchange for the bone dust.
    In Granite Falls you can make a herbal cure for homesickness.

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