home remedies

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by dicky0331, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    does anyone know if the sugar treatment from shooter has any grounds? we were taught pretty well as far as medical treatment goes in the corps. although it all revolved around real medical equipment and supplies. anybody have any outside the box treatments for gunshots and outher trauma?
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    refresh my memory on that sugar treatment?
     

  3. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    i'm not really sure, they didn't go into detail about it. they said it has something to do with osmotic (spelling?) pressure. i'm not sure what that is. they treatment is supposedly old school medicine though.
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Whiskey, honey, lemon juice a little boiling water and a cinnamon stick.

    It may not fix a gunshot wound but it can't hurt.

    Bacteria have enough food in a trauma like that, they don't need a butt load of sugar dumped into an open wound to help speed the infection along.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Please note the man said HONEY, not sugar. Sugar has a minor osmotic effect on some bacteria, but as it gets diluted by body fluids, that drops off rapidly. When honey is diluted, its effectiveness as an antibiotic increases. This is due to an enzyme present in honey that produces- are you ready for this? Hydrogen peroxide. MUCH weaker than the stuff you buy in the store that WILL damage tissues.

    Here is some reading for you. Bottom line- with all the drug resistant bugs out there, they are re-examining the use of honey. Effectiveness varies from one variety to another, but all have some effect. If you are in a situation where customary medical help is in short supply, you might remember this.

    Honey as a topical antibacterial agent for treatment of infected wounds
     
  6. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    so the point that they were trying to make in the movie was its use *s an antibiotic? hhmmm, very interesting. what is an osmotic effect though?
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great old dog new tricks stuff c3!

    Thanks for the explain. [​IMG]
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Simply put, it is diffusion of water across a semipermeable membrane. [​IMG]
     
  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    When I was a combat lifesaver I carried tampons after being advised by a medic. Tampons are good to stuff in the hole to stop the bleeding.

    *I can't believe I just typed that*

    :D

    Seriously though.
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The correct tool for the job! They do what the design engineer created them for!!!
     
  11. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    yeah we carried tampons as well, you should have seen the faces of the pogs at camp fallujah, when we all went into the px and were buying them! priceless!
     
  12. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Roger that, they do the same job, their sterile, come in different sizes and absorbencys and are hell of a lot more plentiful and cheaper.
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    After being married for some years, my lady was helping me pack for a TDY tour. She noted that I had everything- condoms, tampons, bobby pins, and panty hose- Condoms- roll a pair of sox, tuck inside, tie a knot, toss in your ruck- they WILL stay dry. Tampons work better than field dressings. Bobby pins- ever need a safety pin for a detonator, and the original was lost? Panty hose? Cut apart at the crotch- you now have 2 M-16 socks. Fine enough to keep dust out, but you CAN fire when it is still in the sock.

    Thank God for a trusting wife! :)