Disclaimer: I am not a physician, the following is not a recommendation for treating illness in everyday life and the reader should know that they need to do their own research and use caution
when ingesting any drug as there is always a chance of side-effects. The following is only meant to provide the reader with information that they can research on their own for use in a life or death survival situation where medical treatment from a licensed physician is not available.
Even in our modern world with flush toilets, sanitation, and western medicine, bacterial infections are still a leading cause of death, especially during a disaster.
How much more when we are not able to call in sick from work, head to the doctor’s for a prescription, stop by the grocery store for some easy to prepare food and spend the rest of the day on the couch watching Netflix while we recover? Now imagine that you are reliant upon food that you are growing, hunting and scavenging with no refrigeration, no sanitary water out of the tap, and no easy access to antibiotics. A simple infection could kill you if not by itself, by slowing you down and making you unable to do everything you need to do to stay alive.
So, keeping a supply of antibiotics on hand for when they would otherwise be unobtainable seems like a good addition to one’s survival supply. But you might find your doctor reluctant to write you a prescription for a mass amount of antibiotics and your pharmacy unwilling to give them to you without a prescription.
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Believe it or not, you might have better luck at your local pet store, or on an online pet store. It turns out that the antibiotics that are used in fish tanks are often the same as those used to fight off
infections in humans. Some of these include:
FISH-PEN FORTE (Penicillin 500mg)
FISH-ZOLE (Metronidazole 250mg)
FISH-FLEX (Keflex 250mg)
FISH-MOX FORTE (Amoxicillin 500mg)
As always, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure. It would be unwise to sacrifice hydrogen peroxide, soap, vinegar, and GSE in order to make room in your stash for these antibiotics. And again please do your own research including on dosage.
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