Antibiotics.

Discussion in 'Home Preparedness and Shelters' started by grasshopperglock, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. pharmaco

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    I based that example specifically around Vibrio v. because it's a very common issue in coastal areas.
    I goofed by writing watery instead of "dark, bloody" blisters.

    You're partially right, in that most oral antibiotics are going to be largely useless in treating infections in wounds.

    Anyone who gets an infection with a real nasty bug is fooling themselves if they thing they're gonna get away with taking Augmentin.
     


  2. Kosh75287

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    Not knowing anymore about Vibrio v. than I do, I'D be inclined to "shotgun" it with Doxy or Minocycline, assuming those are available. Would topical mupirocin be enough, or is systemic pharmacotherapy usually required?
     
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  3. pharmaco

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    Doxy is probably the only reasonable last ditch choice easily available to the prepper.
    MRSA is also soooo much more widespread than people think.

    I'm by no means an ID specialist, but there's a lot more to it.

    End of the world, a lobster pinched off my toe and all I have is penicillin?

    Hey, (in a theoretical lobster doom situation) why not end my days chugging as many pills as possible. LOL
     
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  4. Darkpriest667

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    Good to know.. Now I just have to become a pig surgeon and figure out where the thyroid gland is :-p
     
  5. Kosh75287

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    Or befriend a pig farmer...
     
  6. scap99

    scap99 TGT Addict

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    Same place as yours....
     
  7. pharmaco

    pharmaco Active Member

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    "thyroid gland squeezins" was one of my favorite terms in school
     
  8. Kosh75287

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    There's also the inespiration for the proprietary name "Premarin", an estrogen replacement drug, originally formulated from PREgnant MAre uRINe...
     
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  9. Texas42

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    The end of the world will be that. The end of civilization will mean people will die from treatable diseases. Your stockpile of antibiotics won't change that. The amount of resistance to common antibiotics is staggering in community aquired infections.

    Not trying to ruin on the prepper parade. Either life will return to normal and you should plan on survival until normalcy or plan to live in the stone age. You can't bring modern medicine into the Stone Age with fish antibiotics.

    Antibiotics are commonly mis-prescribed by people who should know better. A semi-educated public won't be better, and can lead to harm in the community.
     
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  10. Kosh75287

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    Not forever, certainly, but possibly in the initial stages of civilization's collapse. Over time, perhaps the vagaries of living in the "stone age", as you term it, will engender some general resilience to many conditions that were previously debilitating to the point of requiring treatment.

    What sort of "community" do you envision, when society and civilization collapse? I don't know about anyone else, but if things go sour, I'm bugging out to a place where my nearest neighbor is over 2 miles away. For reasons far more pressing than concerns over infectious diseases, I suspect most of the world will put as much distance between themselves and others as they can. I suspect that the antibiotic-resistant community acquired infections that concern you will quickly revert to "normal" virulence fairly quickly.
    I agree that persons without SOME idea of what they're doing shouldn't be using antibiotics on a trial-and-error basis. For those who DO have some insight into how to use antibiotics, they should strive to use them as rarely and prudently as they possibly can. I'm not sure that raiding a pet store for their antibiotics is a real necessity nor even benefit to the prepper. On the other hand, if I have antibiotics when I must bug out, they're going WITH me.
     
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