ANTIBIOTICS

  • ANTIBIOTICS

    Posted by LocalPrepper on March 19, 2023 at 4:52 pm
    • Having antibiotics on hand can help treat bacterial infections quickly and effectively, potentially preventing the need for hospitalization or more serious medical intervention.
    • In emergency situations where access to medical care is limited or delayed, having antibiotics readily available can be life-saving.
    • Having antibiotics on hand can also provide peace of mind for individuals who may have a history of frequent bacterial infections or are at higher risk of developing them.

    Now that I have stated the obvious, what is your plan and is this a hole in your preps?

    coyotech replied 13 hours, 30 minutes ago 10 Members · 21 Replies
  • 21 Replies
  • Squashmania

    Member
    March 19, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    If you can talk with your PCP to duplicate the medications dispensed by JASE medical, you can save a ton of $$. ($45 vs $300).

  • Sparrow

    Member
    March 19, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    I was one of those people who had to be on antibiotics numerous times a year. the sooner I got on them, the better. I also had to be on them for a minimum of 3 weeks each time! It was hard to get a doctor to prescibe 3 weeks worth,, except for when I consistently had the same doctor. when I lost my job and my health insurance, I was on my own. I discovered Oil of Oregano. the bronchitis that I would have for about 4 weeks at a time, which took 3 to 4 weeks of antibiotics to get over and I had it on average 6 times a year for many years was healed in a matter of days with the use of oil of oregano. I would take some at the first sign of feeling ill and at most I was sick a week, but did not end up with bronchitis. I have since looked into other herbal formulas. I no longer use any pharmaceuticals. I just wish I had a medical professional who I could go to for advice sometimes, for both myself and my animals.

    • LocalPrepper

      Community Leader
      March 19, 2023 at 7:37 pm

      Love it. I am making some Oil of Oregano now.

      How much did you take a day when you used it?

    • KAJ

      Member
      March 24, 2023 at 9:43 pm

      I just bought my oil of oregano plant! I need to learn how to make the oil. 😊

      • coyotech

        Member
        March 24, 2023 at 9:58 pm

        You need a still and quite a bit of oregano to make oregano oil. There’s the pure essential oil that you can decant off, and then the oil with the water (the water part is also strong). I just use the oil and the water together, since to get only the oil part, you really need a lot of plant material. There’s only a little bit of that in each run.

  • Mupp-n-Dupp

    Member
    March 19, 2023 at 8:16 pm

    I usually have a decent supply of Fishmox (amoxacillan for fish, ordered from valley vet online, antibiotics without a script because who can take a fish to the vet?) in my preps. I’ve suffered from a few spider bites over the years and diagnosed myself to a regimen of fishmox to clear it right up.

    • LocalPrepper

      Community Leader
      March 19, 2023 at 8:59 pm

      GoodStuff™

  • coyotech

    Member
    March 19, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    I’m pretty good on anti-biotics. I have various fish antibiotics along with herbal ones like oregano, golden seal and osha. Variety is good, because different cures work better for different things.

    • LocalPrepper

      Community Leader
      March 20, 2023 at 12:33 am

      Perfect

  • Summerhat-n-Chicks

    Member
    March 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    We used Thyme Leaf Extract before on one of our chickens for a bacterial infection on her beak.

    Also, look into Greek Oregano, I learned that this is the most potent of the oreganos.

  • FlapdoodleFarm

    Member
    March 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    How do you determine dosage with fishmox or even herbals like oregano? I know there are a lot of good herbals for pain or fever, colds, etc. too but is there a guide on how much to give for adults, kids, etc?

    • NorthernHomesteader

      Member
      March 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm

      Check out Heidi Villegas on YouTube if you can. She is very knowledgeable on the topic.

    • coyotech

      Member
      March 20, 2023 at 3:59 pm

      For fishmox and such things I’m not sure. That would take some calculating, which I haven’t done. Herbs don’t require a certain dose. You put some in tea, take a dropper of extract, stir a spoon in food, etc. They don’t hurt unless you take a whole bunch … like don’t chug a bottle of tincture, don’t eat a pound of dried herbs or half the rosemary bush. 😉 But if you take a full dropper vs a half one, it’s not going to make you sick. Essential oils, like oregano oil, tea tree oil and so on aren’t meant to be taken internally from what I’ve heard. I don’t use those as much, mainly for steams and salves. Externally also no dosing. It’s full strength. You rub it on, lay on the poultice, smell it or whatever. Some herbs do need a little caution and knowledge. Some shouldn’t be taken with certain prescription medicines (blood pressure and blood thinners are the usual ones), some not by pregnant women. Occasionally you can be sensitive to a popular and common herb and get nausea or a rash from it. In that case, don’t use it. Take a small amount of any new remedy and see how it does for you.

      • FlapdoodleFarm

        Member
        March 20, 2023 at 6:25 pm

        Sounds good on the herbs, coyotech. I’ve been wanting to make tinctures for a while, so it’s good to know it’s difficult to overdo it!

      • coyotech

        Member
        March 20, 2023 at 9:21 pm

        Yes, they’re concentrated as herbs go, but it takes a lot to over do it. I use them for me and the animals, and wouldn’t worry about giving them to children. The droppers don’t usually pick up a lot at a time. Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 tries if I want to get a whole dropper full. I’d have to work hard to overdose! Now if you wanted to use a spoon rather than a dropper, you’d probably take about a 1/2 spoon for an adult, and 1/4 spoon for a child.

      • FlapdoodleFarm

        Member
        March 22, 2023 at 4:15 pm

        Perfect, thanks!

  • Helene65

    Member
    March 21, 2023 at 1:46 am

    Shonda Parker wrote a number of books on caring for ur family with herbs (she had 7 kids, homebirthed)

    She was a master herbalist and had a herbal course – it’s prob still being taught (she died in 18 or 19, sadly)

    I would reccd any of her materials

    There are so many herbals out there. Buy some to have as reference bks.

    • This reply was modified 4 days, 9 hours ago by  Helene65.
  • Helene65

    Member
    March 21, 2023 at 1:49 am

    Breastmilk is literally used for eye infections in babies. Squirt some in!

    You could even drop a drop in an ear that’s infected.

    I’ve put some in my own eye when it looked a little like pinkeye was coming.

    Don’t knock it. Breastmilk is liquid gold, potent stuff!

    • This reply was modified 4 days, 9 hours ago by  Helene65.
  • LocalPrepper

    Community Leader
    March 21, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I really like the idea of making medicine but I’m also smart enough to remember that in a SHTF situation, I don’t want to be out of action for a month waiting for the elixir to do its job. In those cases, I’ll stick to modern medicine and knock out that infection quickly. https://jasemedical.com/?rstr=4270

    • coyotech

      Member
      March 21, 2023 at 2:23 pm

      You make emergency medicines up in advance, the same as you try to do other things in advance. Also, what I do for new cures is to try them as strong teas. If I see they are working and I like them, I’ll make up a tincture. You have to have the herbs on hand, though. I’ve got quite a few. The best is to learn what grows naturally in your area, or that you can get or grow easily where you are. There are some things I use a lot that I can’t grow or make at home. Those I try to keep stocked up on.