Itchy skin

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itchy skin
ID

FungalSporeInfection

Effect Type

Metabolic, Illness, Minor, Negative, Removable

itchy skin

Skin flakes and itches. Is something growing there?

itchy skin is an effect caused by failing the Toughness save caused by contact with fungal spores from a broodpuff or a creature infected with Fickle gill.pngfickle gill.

This effect develops into a fungal infection after 2-3 days (2400 - 3600 turns).[1].

While this effect is active, the player will periodically see the message "Your skin itches." in the message log.

Prevention

Whenever you eat an unfermented yuckwheat stem, you are immune to fungal spores for 6 hours.

Whenever you drink honey, you are immune to fungal spores for 6 hours.

Removal

  • Cooking with Pickled mushrooms.pngpickled mushrooms and Fermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem can yield one of two fairly reliable recipes to remove itchy skin. This is subject to random chance, but the Carbide Chef skill and the inspired buff should nearly guarantee your chances of getting one of the desired recipes with the effect "...you are immune to fungal spores for 6 hours."
  • Freezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms may apparently also be substituted as a cooking ingredient.
  • Cooking effects that grant a triggered effect of "...one of your negative status effects is removed at random" or "...all of your negative status effects are removed" can remove an existing itchy skin effect. You can potentially gain one of these cooking effects by cooking with Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam, Congealed salve.pngcongealed salve, or Soul curd.pngsoul curd. You'll need to combine one of those ingredients with at least one other ingredient, and the metabolized effect gained by cooking may or may not be the one that can remove negative status effects.
  • The physical debuff-removing effect of the Regeneration mutation can remove the itchy skin effect, and it will almost certainly do so before it can develop into a fungal infection, even at mutation level 1.

Things That Don't Work

Drinking Honey.pnghoney or eating Yuckwheat stem.pngyuckwheat stems has no interaction with itchy skin because a fungal infection is not considered an illness. They do not prevent it, and they will not reduce the chances of it turning into a fungal infection. For this reason, recipes that cure incubating illnesses also have no effect.

References

This information is reliable as of patch 2.0.201.50.
  1. XRL.World.Parts.GasFungalSpores, method ApplyFungalSpores