Cotton Balls

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Cotton Balls
Cotton Balls
Category Item
Heavy Load
Cotton Balls
Function Douse with alcohol
Cotton Balls Doused in Alcohol
Function Disinfect wounds
Technical details
Base ID See Item IDs
“Used to sterilize wounds and aid recovery from infection.”
— Cotton balls doused in alcohol in-game tooltip.
Cotton balls are an item used in first aid.


Main article: First Aid

Cotton balls can be disinfected with a bottle of disinfectant or whiskey, producing cotton balls doused in alcohol. They are used to disinfect a wound before applying a bandage reducing the chance of the wound becoming infected.


Product XP Gained Skill(s) Recipe Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2
Cotton Balls Doused in Alcohol
Cotton Balls
none Cotton Balls
Cotton Balls
One of:
Bottle of Disinfectant Bottle of Disinfectant (1 unit)
Bourbon Bourbon (10 units)



Cotton balls can be found in first aid kits, medical cabinets, and in several places within a pharmacy.

Item IDs

Vehicle type Class name
Cotton Balls Base.CottonBalls
Cotton Balls Doused in Alcohol Base.AlcoholedCottonBalls


From newitems.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Cotton Balls CottonBalls.png

Version 40.43
	item CottonBalls
		Weight		= 0.1,
		Type		= Normal,
		DisplayName	= Cotton Balls,
		Icon		= CottonBalls,

Cotton Balls Doused in Alcohol CottonBalls.png

Version 40.43
	item AlcoholedCottonBalls
		Type			= Drainable,
		UseDelta		= 1,
		UseWhileEquipped	= FALSE,
		DisplayName		= Cotton Balls Doused in Alcohol,
		Icon			= CottonBalls,
		Weight			= 0.1,
		AlcoholPower		= 4,
		Tooltip			= Tooltip_AlcoholBandage,

See also

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