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I've been bitten by a cave spider in a dungeon and now I'm poisoned. I'm taking too much damage when poisoned and I want to be cured.

I know when eating rotten flesh, I can be poisoned too, so an antidote could also help those who have eaten it.

What's the remedy?

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The poison effect from eating rotten flesh is different, and more similar to being "sick"; you don't loose any health, so it won't kill you, but it does make you hungry again faster. This "Hunger" effect is also cured by Milk. – IQAndreas Aug 14 '13 at 19:19
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As of Beta 1.9, drinking Milk cures poison, as well as other potion effects.

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You sure it is not 30 seconds? I seem to have read that it was 30. – Lasse V. Karlsen Sep 20 '11 at 19:12
@LasseV.Karlsen At the time of writing this answer the wiki said 15 – I looked through the history of the article and noticed it has changed between many different amounts. Currently it says 5 seconds so I'll edit this (and I'll try to test it myself). – Kevin Yap Sep 20 '11 at 21:47
According to, it's 140 ticks (~14 seconds) in Normal and 300 ticks (~30 seconds) in Hard. No effect in Easy. – user3389 Sep 21 '11 at 5:57
@MarkTrapp Interesting, thanks for the info. I'll hold off editing my answer again in case some other information pops up somewhere. – Kevin Yap Sep 21 '11 at 6:01
Looks like this answer is due for a bit of updating (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). ;) – gnovice May 2 '12 at 17:01

You can drink milk, I've tried it a bunch of times and it works.

You get the milk by getting a bucket and right click on a cow. It might take a few tries to get milk but just keep right clicking.

I'm sure you may want to save milk for a cake, but would you want to lose your stuff to a death just because you want a cake instead of getting more milk after you respawn?

There is a bunch of poisons and stuff that could kill you, so I say always bring a couple buckets of milk.

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There is no need to choose between making a cake or curing poison. Even if you use the milk to make a cake, you get the bucket back, and all you have to do is re-click the cow; they never run out of milk. – IQAndreas Aug 14 '13 at 19:16

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