I’m not a fan of synthetic drugs. However, I don’t deny the positive outcomes that can result from taking them in treating your illnesses, especially when you deal with infections.
At that point, there’s no better remedy than antibiotics. Combine these with other natural remedies and you will have the most potent weapon against infections.
Even if you have a bulletproof lifestyle and you rarely become sick, spontaneous health issues are always likely to pop up.
And while simple flus can be tackled using a mix of light synthetic drugs and medicinal plants, if you’re dealing with infections, then antibiotics are the most efficient fix.
It’s important to have them stashed for when SHTF and there won’t be any drug stores available anymore.
The list I’ve compiled should take care of 99% of all infections you can encounter. There’s no need to buy all of them because some antibiotics on this list can substitute others.
However, you will have additional options to pick from in case you won’t be able to find the exact ones.
Before we proceed, I would like to point out a few things.
I’m not giving any sort of medical advice. I’m only sharing well researched information that has worked for others, including me.
To not suffer from any side effects, you should ask your doctor for recommendations and prescriptions.
If you encounter any adverse reaction from taking antibiotics, you should immediately interrupt the treatment.
If everything goes well, you should continue taking them for two weeks, even if you’re feeling better after a few days. Remember that partially treated infections can strike back with even more force, because they will grow immune to the antibiotic.
Off with the disclaimer and on with the list of useful survival antibiotics:
1.Amoxicillin. This one is effective against mostly all types of respiratory infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, strep throat, and so on.
Children and pregnant women are allowed to take it and there are very few recorded side effects.
One downside is that some people have experienced severe allergies to it. So, unless you are aware of your condition, you should always consult a doctor before taking this.
Additionally, you can choose between the next two antibiotics on this list, which have similar effects.
2.Cephalexin. Just like the latter, this antibiotic will annihilate dangerous bacteria that damages the respiratory tract. It will also combat middle ear infections. Children and pregnant women are allowed to take it, and there are just a few recorded side effects.
3.Erythromycin. Like its previous counterparts, this antibiotic will fight off respiratory and middle ear infections. It’s also effective against diseases such as Lyme, Syphilis, and Chlamydia.
It presents no threat for pregnant women and children. Side effects include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Compared to the other two, this might be the most adequate choice because it has less side effects and you can treat multiple infections.
4.Doxycycline. This is a more potent alternative to the latter, with additional potential to heal infections of the sinuses, Malaria and Typhus.
However, this is not recommended to pregnant women and children, and has additional side effects like sensitive skin and kidney impairment.
5.Ciprofloxacin. This antibiotic will heal prostate infections, urinary and respiratory tract infections, bacterial diarrhea, diverticulitis, infectious colitis, and even anthrax.
However, this cannot be used by children, nursing mothers or pregnant women.
6.SMZ-TMP. These two antibiotics, Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim, can be merged to create an efficient remedy against urinary tract infections, and also respiratory issues.
What is unique about this antibiotic pair is that they can treat MRSA, short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or resistant staph.
If you are unaware of MRSA, it’s a type of bacteria adamant to most antibiotics that can spread rapidly to humans.
7.Metronizadole. Tackles anaerobic bacteria present in the intestines. Combined with Ciprofloxacin (5) it can treat diverticulitis and colitis.
It’s also efficient against diabetic foot ulcer, joint and bone infections, bacterial vaginosis, meningitis, lung and brain abscesses, plus a few others.
However, it is not safe to take by pregnant women, children, and nursing mothers.
8.Ampicillin. Related to penicillin, but will less chances of triggering side effects.
It can treat anthrax, infections of the respiratory and urinary tract, gastrointestinal infections, bacterial meningitis, and a few more others.
9.Azitrhomycin. With properties similar to Cephalexin and Doxycycline, this antibiotic deals with a plethora of conditions like Typhoid, Lyme Disease, PID, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and mainly all types of respiratory infections.
Some of the side effects on the prospect include: diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea.
Because it treats a variety of diseases, it’s very wise to stack this one in your first aid kit. However, it is a bit pricy and is not that easy to come by.
There’s no need to grab the entire list of antibiotics. In order to shield yourself against most of the afflictions listed above, you should do fine only with Ciprofloxacin, Metronidazole, and Cephalexin.
Don’t forget to store them inside a refrigerator. This is not mandatory, but it’s certainly recommended because this will stretch their shelf life.
Even after they have exceeded the expiration date, they are still safe to take and effective against infections. The only exception is Tetracycline due to its doxycycline compound which becomes toxic as time passes.
Also, it’s not a good idea to freeze them, as their chemical composition may change and turn into something harmful.
Remember to have at least some of these antibiotics readily available at all times. You won’t find them anywhere after SHTF, so it’s wise to have them at hand.
After all, they can save your life or those you hold dear.