When you are getting your survival plan ready, you don’t only need to think about food and water. It is crucial that you only think about medical supplies and Survival Antibiotics should be included in this kit. No prepper kit is complete without survival medicines and survival antibiotics are a crucial part of this. If something goes wrong, you need to be ready to avoid any issues. Even a minor scratch can turn into a serious problem if it is not treated in time. Antibiotics will prevent infection, blood poisoning and they can even save your life.
How antibiotics have revolutionized medicine
It was only in 1928 that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, but before then, bacterial infections could only be treated using natural remedies, and in some cases even cutting off the limb that was infected. When disaster strikes, it is likely that surgery won’t be an easy option. The other way to treat infections was by simply hoping that the body itself took care of it. While our bodies can do an amazing job at healing themselves, this depends on our health and it takes a lot of rest and a good system to be able to kill the infection without external aids. Antibiotics for medical use started being developed in the 1940s and thanks to them, many illnesses that resulted in death, could be cured by simply following a consistent treatment that consisted in taking the right pills.
What are the infections that cause more concern?
Nowadays, septicemia is still causing deaths, but the rate is about 50%. The mortality rate for bacterial skin infections has decreased dramatically thanks to antibiotics. They have helped people to increase their chances of survival. With the right antibiotics, you can stay alive. Of course they are not the only factor that improved the chances of avoiding a certain death. Good hygiene, clean water, better food supplies, a good shelter and improvements in public health have also played an important part. The problem is that if things go badly, all these things are likely to disappear. All the comforts that we currently enjoy and that help us to stay healthy, will be gone in case of a catastrophic event.
Just keep in mind that a SHTF scenario will be very similar to a world before antibiotics. All the things that allowed us to increase our life expectancy such as sanitation, a consistent food supply and good sleep, will no longer be there. The only difference is that now we have antibiotics. The problem is that they probably won’t be available for everyone. As a good prepper, if you plan well, you should be able to fix things before they become a huge problem. Before we get deeper into the topic of survival antibiotics, it is worth mentioning that there are two kinds of antibiotics: broad-spectrum and narrow spectrum antibiotics.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics get rid of the majority of types of bacteria. If a doctor is not completely sure about what kind of bacteria they need to get rid of, they would use broad-spectrum antibiotics, which get rid of anything. This type of antibiotics are good for people who are in serious condition and need antibiotics that start working as soon as possible. They would also be a convenient solution for those who don’t really know what is causing the problem but know that they have bad bacteria that needs to be killed. The downside of broad-spectrum antibiotics is that with them, your body has to take care of the sorting plan. The thing is that there is also good bacteria, which is in charge of maintaining a healthy skin and keeping bad things out. Good bacteria lives in your gut and it breaks down food allowing you to absorb nutrients. Broad-spectrum antibiotics get rid of the good and bad bacteria, which can result in yeast infections and other issues. In addition, you will experience rash, nausea and diarrhea.
Then we have narrow spectrum antibiotics, which kill specific bacteria. If the doctor knows exactly what bacteria has to be treated, these are the right choice. The good bacteria is not affected when you take these. However, it is not advisable to rely only on them because it is possible that you won’t be able to find out which is the bacteria that has to be killed, unless you have medical knowledge. For sinus infections, you can use Azithromycin, but it is unlikely that you will know exactly which antibiotics you need to use. Now that we have talked about how antibiotics have changes things dramatically for us, it is time to find out how you can get antibiotics legally.
Get fish antibiotics
Yes, that is the simple answer to the problem. You can rely on fish antibiotics and they don’t require a prescription. All you have to do is to go to a nearby pet store or order them online. There are no restrictions on fish antibiotics, so you should have no problem buying a large amount of them. You just need to buy fish-cillin, fish-cin, fish mox, or any other survival antibiotic that you think that you may need. Bird antibiotics can also be a good option, but keep in mind that this article doesn’t intend to provide medical advice. You need to discuss any concerns with a doctor and do you own research.
It is very important that you are aware of any known allergies in your family. You also need to be aware of the doses required to treat different diseases and keep the survival antibiotics in a cool, dry place. Keep in mind that the doses of medications are different from one person to another and they also depend on the disease treated. For instance, amoxicillin for a throat infection can be 250mg three times a day for seven days. If you have a dental abcess, you will need 500mg three times a day for five days, but bear in mind that these doses are different for children. One thing to note is that in most websites, you will see that these products are not intended for human consumption, although they also say that they are the same drug that is prescribed by your doctor.
One major thing to consider: Antibiotic Resistance
Superbugs are a threat and they could result in a virus that could swipe our species. One of the major problems that you may face is antibiotic resistance. This could destroy us all and if you search online, you will find many websites discussing the dangers of overusing antibiotics. Many people have gotten used to the idea of taking antibiotics for everything. Besides, instead of completing the 10-day treatment prescribed, many people simply stop taking them after 7 days because they feel better. The problem is that after seven days it is likely that the bacteria that is left and that is able to resist is likely a superbug.
These germs recover and reproduce. This is why we currently have VRSA, MRSA and other tough bacteria that can’t be killed easily. Make sure that you use survival antibiotics carefully and that you don’t over or misuse them. It is crucial to become familiar with the medications and their contraindications. Although if a medicine expires in two years, it is probably ok to use it within 4 years, you need to be careful and do some research before you take the risk. For instance, Tetracycline becomes toxic to your kidneys once it has expired. Just remember that you need to be very careful and don’t play with your or your family’s health. It is a good idea to have a large amount of survival antibiotics at hand in case things get really bad. Just use caution so that you can really make it in a post-apocalyptic world.