antibiotics stash for shtf

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by downsouth, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Any ideas on aquiring and storing antibiotics? I know they are prescribed, but they would come in handy for shtf.

    What about supplements that have antibiotic properties?
     
  2. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Natural: garlic and high vitamin c foods. Russia distributed garlic to troops when penicillin was scarce.
    Topical stuff, many infections can be stopped at the source with proper hygiene (you'd be surprised).
    Soap
    Sea salt! Great for mouth rinses.

    Look into animal antibiotics, I can not and am not advocating this as I have personally never tried, nor seen this done. But I have heard and info is out on the web that horse supply stores carry animal antibiotics and they do work on humans. Again, do your own research on this.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Anti-biotics have a very limited shelf life in stockpiling for long term storage.

    You can store topical stuff for cuts and wounds but even that has a limited lifespan.
     
  4. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Most topical seems to last 2 to 3 years, same as toothpaste. I have extra topical and just rotate through it. Also think about over the counter stuff. Antihistamines could really save someone having an allergic reaction. My medical instructor saved her dog from anaphylactic shock by putting Benadryl on some ice cream after it got stung by a bee.
     
  5. ofitg

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    Aloe vera. Google the properties. There is a reason native Americans called it the hand of heaven (best translation) and the Egyptians called the plant of eternal life.

    Anti biotic properties, lotions, can cure a yeast infection and constipation at the same time.

    Anti fungal, anti viral, supposedly helps memory.

    And that's not even taking about minor burn treatments.

    You can also juice it into an open wound.
     
  7. Kodeman

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    Check out Hydrogen Peroxide. Very versatile and inexpensive.
     
  8. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Check out SSKI (Saturated solution of Potassium Iodide)
    My wife and I have been using it for years. (Dose measured in drops! Like 3 or 4! Research before using it.)
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    There are antiseptics, and there are antibiotics. Antiseptics are great for cleaning wounds- antibiotics are for infections. Yes, there are a number of vet supply products that CAN be used on people in an emergency. They all have a finite shelf life. My doc has been my doc for a long time, knows that I spend time in the remote parts of the country, and that I do not abuse drugs, or self medicate because I have a sniffle. I keep a small supply of 4 antibiotics- Pen V K, Cipro, Tetracycline and Zithromax. But they have to be replaced now and again.

    However, many folks overlook one of the best medical precautions- that your vaccinations are current. They have done more to eliminate disease and sufering than just about any other medical advancement- but when was the last time YOU had a tetanus booster?
     
  10. Vikingdad

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    I hate using any prescription antibiotics. Then again I hate taking pills. I have been managing my health through the use of Essential Oils for the past 6 months and it has been working for me quite well. It takes a bit of education to understand how they work. I was totally unbelieving before I started using them but they have eliminated my 40-year long back pain and just recently I had a toothache that I figured would result in (another) root canal. I rinsed my mouth with oils and I'll be forever damned but the toothache went away! Southern Comfort didn't work, but the oils did. I went to my dentist and he agrees that no dental work is needed.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You amaze me, VikingDad.

    Also, you all should know that different antibiotics work on different kinds of bacteria. There are Gram negative and gram positive....cocci and rods. Some antibiotics are broad spectrum, some are pretty specific. If you don't know which antibiotic to use for what type of infection, it will be ineffective and you may be setting yourself up for developing antibiotic resistant infections.
     
  12. ofitg

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    Another big problem is people who stop taking the antibiotics after a couple of days, when the symptoms disappear. The treatments must be continued for several more days to make absolutely sure that all the microbes are wiped out, otherwise a few "resistant" cells might survive.
     
  13. Vikingdad

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    I am (or have been) absolutely religious about taking all of my prescriptions as prescribed for the full duration.

    My dentist is a high school friend of mine. When I told him I was using Essential Oils to treat my pain rather than using the prescription he had given (and I did not fill) he was not surprised. He also did not seem surprised that it was working.

    Winds,
    Your description of antibiotics is not too different from a description of Essential Oils. Some are pretty specific and some are pretty general. How did the oils that I sent work out for you?
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    PM sent.....
     
  15. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Vikingdad, when you talk about essential oils, do you mean omega3
     
  16. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Not even close. Take a look here Essential oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I have been taking some vitamin supplements that contain some Omega oils blended with Clove, Frankincence, Thyme, Cumin, Orange, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway and German Chamomile.

    The above blend is one of three supplements I take daily that has eliminated 40 years of chronic back pain by addressing cellular inflammation. Prior to my discovering the Essential Oils I was experiencing back pain of a level 5 or higher 24/7. I was seriously considering spinal fusion surgery but couldn't quite pull the trigger on that.

    Here is a link to the supplements I use Life Long Vitality Pack from doTERRA
     
  17. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Thanks for the info vikingdad.
     
  18. Vikingdad

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    No problem Downsouth.
     
  19. DrGonzo11

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    I bought fish antibiotics, fairly cheap, pharmacutical grade. I asked my doctor about them and he said that in the US all animal foods and medications have to be safe for human consumption and as far as he knew the meds were identical in makeup. I bought amoxicillin, Cipro, acithromycin, penacillin and a few others. For around $80 I got probably 30 courses, or so, worth. I bought mine on Amazon, and they are also available on Ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/aquaticpharmacy/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686
     
  20. jon1992d

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    I have a lot of aloe vera for those very reasons. It qlso makes a heck of a good juice drink to thats very popular in the asian part of the world.