Antibiotics for SHTF

When SHTF a simple fever and infection could become life or death without treatment. We've outlined 4 meds you need to stockpile now and know how and where to scavenge post SHTF. This article covers bacterial based illnesses. 

Antibiotics for SHTF

Antibiotics are for bacterial illnesses and not viral. Use these for symptom analysis tips to determine youe illness. Do not use antibiotics if viral is suspected.⁣

📃Location: A viral illness typically causes wide-spread symptoms. A bacteria usually causes site-specific symptoms, such as those involving the sinuses, throat, or chest.⁣
📃Phlegm color: A virus may produce clear or cloudy mucous, if any. A bacterial illness typically causes colored phlegm (green, yellow, bloody or brown-tinged).⁣
📃Duration of illness: Most viral illnesses last 2 to 10 days. A bacterial illness commonly will last longer than 10 days.⁣
📃Fever. A viral infection may or may not cause a fever. A bacterial illness notoriously causes a fever (normal body temperature is 98.6°f)⁣

There are four main types of antibiotics, take the type that best matches your symptoms. ⁣
If medication not expired,⁣
Take RecommendedDose for 10 to 14 days.⁣
If expired,⁣
Take 125% of Recommended Dose for 14 days.⁣

After 24 of antibiotics and after fever has broken, you would typically be considered NOT contagious. ⁣


Type: penicillin antibiotic. Shelf life: 5 years after expiration. Treats: tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and infections of the ear, nose or throat.⁣

Type: macrolide antibiotic. Shelf life: 5 years after expiration. Treata: skin and respiratory system.⁣

Type: fluoroquinolones group. Shelf life: 10 years after expiration. Treats: anthrax, urinary tract and prostate infections, diverticulitis and many forms of pneumonia and bronchitis.⁣

Type: nitroimidazoles. Shelf life: 3 years after expiration. Treats: parasitic and bacterial infections including Giardia infections of the small intestine, colon infections, liver abscess, vaginal infections (not yeast), fungating wounds, intra-abdominal infections, lung abscess and gingivitis.⁣

Keep in a cool and dry place. Store in airtight containers or sealed foil packets.⁣

These tips are for SHTF use only. Always use as directed and prescribed. A doctor's advice should take priority. ⁣

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