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At SHTF Preparedness, we are not medical professionals, we do not staff any or have any writers who are either. We can not give legitimate medical advice or diagnose anything. We are going to talk about fish antibiotics and the possible uses in a collapsed society when there are no other options, but do your own research before using them.
What you should know about fish antibiotics
There’s a lot of information out there about storing fish antibiotics for survival stockpiles but how much of it is really true? Can you really get the same antibiotics that are prescribed without getting an actual prescription?
The answer is a resounding YES! Fish antibiotics are an essential prep to have in your stockpile. The best news is they aren’t expensive and can easily be purchased over the counter.
As wonderful as this news is, there is some caution that absolutely must be taken (also, see our disclaimer).
You can’t just buy these pills and consider yourself taken care of. Learn about them, what they treat, doses, and other very pertinent information.
You can cause far more harm than good by giving the wrong kind of antibiotic or the wrong dose. There is also the consideration of side effects, depending on an individual’s health.
The average first aid kit
One thing we know for certain, the average first aid kit just won’t cut it. There will be infections and if the SHTF, people are going to need antibiotics to survive those infections. Doctors disappear in a collapse, and so too do the truckloads of meds being shipped into your city or town.
If nothing else you need a backup plan. There are natural antibiotics but when its all on the line you are going to want to turn to the meds that have saved people for years. The miracle of modern medicine is why mortality rates are but a shadow of what it once was.
A lot of prepper sites and books offer up fishmox or fish antibiotics as an answer to our post apocalyptic needs.
Since doctors will be in New Zealand hiding from the disaster, (that's a joke!) ,the general public will be left to fend for themselves. However, with little more than simple conjecture to fall back on it's always scary to consider putting something for fish into the body of a sick or dying loved one.
This article offers some serious insight from a medical professional on the topic.
You will be hard pressed to find an article written by a doctor that goes into such detail on a subject that is often just spattered out on the internet.
To get a professional point of view on the matter is so interesting! You get the good and the bad you would expect from an unbiased and intelligent source.
You might wan t read his book "The Survival Medicine Handbook" for more information on the subject.
Knowing this could save your life in an emergency situation. With all medical articles, please consult with a medical professional before trying anything.
Firstly a disclaimer. I am not a medical professional. I have simply done my own research online to a level which satisfies my own needs. read my disclaimer before reading the article.
Stockpiling medication for a future disaster or a collapse of society is straightforward when it comes to non-prescription medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen etc. They are cheap to buy and readily available.
However, it is not so simple to acquire and stockpile prescription medications such as common antibiotics which are required to treat infections.
The only real way to do this would be for your doctor to give you extra. Some doctors understand about having medications for times of crisis, and some do not.
Here is a great book on medical survival, called, The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way... It's a great read and I personally have it and would recommend to anyone.
Do not fear tho, as veterinary medication is easily bought online and for the most part, is the same drugs as humans would take. For example, Amoxicillin we take is the same as your dog or cat would take!
You can even use fish antibiotics at a pinch. Check out this great forum thread and read all the comments to make up your mind if you should stockpile these for an emergency.
I personally stockpile Fish Mox - Amoxicillin as its a broad spectrum antibiotic.
No matter the first aid skill that you have, you know that there are limits to what you can pull off.
You know that there are bacterial infections out there that could get out of control. If you or a family member find yourselves in a situation that calls for a strong dose of antibiotics after the SHTF, what are your options? Well, there aren't many but there is something to consider. It's a scary thing that gets covered in this article.
You might have heard it called Fishmox. This is the prepper word for fish antibiotics. Are they safe? Will they work?
We just aren't sure as a community so it's great to see article still being produced on the topic. Learn about the possibilities here and what you can do if you dare store these items. They might just be the answer you have been looking for.