Natural Prepper Antibiotics? Since the beginning of time, it has been known that food has healing powers and strengthens the body’s immune functions. We all know that foods high in vitamins and minerals protect our body and helps prevent infection and disease.
When planning your stockpile for an emergency it’s so important to think of natural antibiotics you will need to help keep your body strong and free of sickness. It’s important to note that these items are healthy for you as part of an ongoing health regimen and not just for an emergency.
Natural Prepper Antibiotics
We all know that when the SHTF we most likely won’t be able to just call our family doctor and then waltz down to the pharmacy to pick up what was ordered for us. That is why we have to look at alternatives.
Apple Cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic, its also inexpensive so you can afford to stock up. It can be used to aid in the help of cholesterol, arthritis, skin disorders, clearing up sinuses, weight loss and much more.
Coconut oil makes for wonderful Prepper Antibiotics and the best part is it can be used for cooking and provides a fast boost of energy. Coconut oil is best used on your skin because it has lauric acid in it and it’s the closest form of oil naturally made by your body.
It works to take the sting out of sunburns, alleviates itching from skin disorders, and helps to clear up acne.
Peppermint oil aids in digestive problems, freshens breath and is a natural pain relievers. Peppermint oil is antibacterial and helps get rid of lice and helps bruises heal more rapidly. You can also use it to help with colds and allergies by sniffing or applying a couple of drops under the nose.
If you are in a situation where a doctor is not available, fish antibiotics are worth considering. Fish antibiotics are simply amoxicillin, that is prescribed for humans, it is hard to find however you can find it online.
Animal antibiotics are often safe for human consumption and great for preppers since they do not require a prescription. It can be used to treat any bacterial infection such as step throat, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, sinusitis, colds, and more. You will want to research dosing amounts for children and adults.
Activated charcoal is similar to grilling charcoal however it is oxygenated, which makes it safe for consumption. Hospitals often give patients with severe food poisoning and drug overdoes activated charcoal because traps toxins in the body and allows them to be flushed out without being absorbed into the body.
It’s important to take with lots of water so that it will flush the toxins from the system. Activated charcoal can be used for alleviating gas, treats alcohol poisoning and hangovers, emergency toxin removal, skin health, and reducing high cholesterol.
Tea Tree Oil is a very powerful immune stimulant and works to help fight bacteria and viruses, It can be used to treat fevers and kill bacteria in wounds. When applied topically it helps clear acne, heals skin infections, helps remove ticks, treats ringworm, psoriasis and helps soothe asthma symptoms.
I know I mentioned fish antibiotics, here are a few more pet/vet gems you might want to stock up on.
All of the medications are on the WHO essential medications list. This is a list strictly for informational purposes, I not your doctor giving you a prescription.
Bacteria come in different forms that are susceptible or resistant to antibiotics based on if they are gram + or -. Due to this, in an SHTF scenario unless you have a microscope and gram stain you will not know what you have.
Examples of broad-spectrum: amoxicillin, imipenem, pipericillin, Levaquin, Cipro, moxifloxin, streptomycin, and tetracyclins.
A good antibiotic for adults, not children. You have to go based on dose/kg dosing.
This is a very strong antibiotic. ls used for UTI, pneumonia, skin infection, bone/joint infection, sinus infection, plague, and anthrax. Cipro covers both gram + and – bacteria,
ln a survival situation, unless you have a microscope and the appropriate stains, you will not know what type you are dealing with. Do not take within 2 hours of calcium-based antacids.
Dosing: adult 500mg po q 12h, and the length of treatment depends on infection type, usually 7 days, with Anthrax being 60 days.
This is an antibiotic that is used for anaerobic bacteria, ameba, and protozoa. Metronidazole is primarily used to treat: bacterial, fungal, and protozoan infection: amoebiasis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis which are mostly Gl infections.
This is an important antibiotic due to the risk for c-diff and giardiasis which can cause severe diarrhea which can kill a person in a survival situation.
important to only use for conditions indicated because may be carcinogenic.
Dosing: tricomoniasis 500mg po bid x 7 days. For c-diff 250-500mg po qid x 10 days. For other infections: 500mg po tid x 7 days.
This is an antibiotic that is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. lt is effective against middle ear infections, strep throat, bone and joint infections, pneumonia, skin infections, and urinary tract infections. This antibiotic can be used in pregnant women, children, and breastfeeding women.
–>lf person is allergic to penicillin should not use this medication.
Dosing: 500mg po bid x 7-10 days
Be careful playing doctor
When you are looking at medications that you are going to have in your go-bag or in your first aid kit, you have to take into account any allergies that people in your group may have. you also need to make sure that you are giving the correct dosage to the person.
Some of these medications come in powder form, and should only be used in an emergency due to having to calculate the appropriate amount. When giving medications, they are best taken on an empty stomach, but if stomach irritation occurs, you can take the medication with food. it may not be as effective.
Be very sure of your diagnosis:
When giving medication, you have to be careful to make sure that the person actually has a bacterial infection and not a virus, the medications will only work on bacterial infections.
Symptoms of bacterial infection are:
A fever of over 101 degrees, tachycardia, tachypnea, hypotension, weakness.
Symptoms of an Abdominal infection are:
Distension, tenderness, bloody stool, puss in stool.
Symptoms of UT infection are:
Urgency, burning pain, foul smelling urine, cloudy urine, altered mental status.
Symptoms of skin infection are:
Warmth, redness, swelling, drainage from cuts/pus.
Where to get these antibiotics
This is a list of my favorite natural antibiotics and I am always looking for more. I would love to hear from you all, what naturals antibiotics do you recommend?