Five Secrets Preppers Must Know About Fish Antibiotics
5 Critically Important Secrets Preppers Must Know About Fish Antibiotics
Preppers generally limit themselves to the popular five fish antibiotics. The problem is two of them are almost useless in many parts of America because of antibiotic resistance, and the others only cover half your needs. Find out what you’ll really want now!
The Popular Five Fish Antibiotics Are Only Half the Game
Secret #1 – Amoxicillin is Also Known As “Placebo-cillin”
Antibiotic resistance is a well known problem in America, but few realize just how bad it is. Penicillin for instance (Fish Pen) is almost never used in clinical medicine – unless you are treating Syphilis – because 95% of bacteria are now completely resistant to it. Don’t include it in your preps unless you’re banking on a Syphilis outbreak, or you live outside of the United States.
Amoxicillin – an improved version of penicillin – is nearly as bad. Physicians often call it Placebo-cillin and prescribe it when they know an adult or child does not need an antibiotic, but the patient or child’s mother insists. Given the staggering limitation of 7-10 minutes we have with patients nowadays, it’s almost impossible to have the “you’re child doesn’t need an antibiotic” talk with a nervous mother. The argument is rarely win-able, and a quick script for “the pink stuff” is often issued as a compromise. For preppers though, Amoxicillin should be very low on your list of antibiotic must-haves.
Secret #2 – Preppers Often Forget About Pinworms
Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) infections affect millions here, and are certainly the most common worm infection of humans in North America. The infection usually occurs in children between 5 to 10 years of age, but pinworms infect adults as well. This is particularly true when close person-to-person contact is heightened by crowded living conditions – as you’d expect to be the case during disasters.
Children with the infection usually have anal itching during the day – that’s good indication a pinworm infection is present. The diagnosis is something of a horror show for all involved. Because the worm crawls out of the rectum at night to lay her eggs, this is when you have to find her. In the past this involved waiting until the child fell asleep, whereupon the parent would enter the room with a flashlight, spread the child’s bum-cheeks apart, and apply clear scotch tape to the peri-anal area.
Pinworm Scotch Tape Test
Pulling the tape back they’d leave the room and wait until morning, when they’d bring the tape into their physician’s office for examination under a microscope. If the adult worm was seen, a prescription for Vermox would be issued to every member of the family (as the parents can unknowingly harbor the worm too).
However, there are two sunny points to this situation: First, the treatment is one pill one time. Second, the treatment – Vermox (Mebendazole) – can sometimes be purchased Over-the-Counter. Strictly speaking though, it’s not a fish antibiotic, just one you should stock with them.
Secret #3 – Most Antifungals Should Never Be Taken Orally – Unless It’s Diflucan
Not all fish pills are safe for humans. In general, most of the anti-fungal medications are toxic to us. The exception is Diflucan (Fluconazole), a common treatment women take for vaginal yeast infections they develop following a course of antibiotics. Among the most toxic fish pills to humans in this category is Ketoconazole.
Secret #4 – If You Stock Fish Antibiotics You Should Also Stock Fish Diflucan (Fluconazole)
Women often get vaginal yeast infections after a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill harmful bacteria, but remember, they also kill off the helpful ones. This is why some develop yeast infections following a course of antibiotics. The helpful bacteria that keep the yeast at bay get mowed-down, and the yeast take over.
This treatment is also given as a one pill one time. However, women often find they have to take one pill a day for 3 days in the real world. It can also be used for “jock itch” and a number of other persistent and terribly itchy fungal skin infections when creams fail. When Diflucan first appeared on the market, it ran about $15 a pill. The price has gone down since it became generic, but large quantities can be purchase cheaply because Fluconazole is one of the ‘little known of’ fish antibiotics:
Secret #5 – Sealed Bottles of Fish Antibiotics Probably Retain Potency for 15 – 20 Years!
We recently wrote an article for USPreppers on the real expiration dates for medications. The long and short of it was the military made the FDA look into expiration dates. The Army and Air Force were tired of paying to replace their medicine stocks every two years. The FDA eventually reported that: kept sealed in a cool dry space, most all of them retain their potency for 15-20 years. Shortly after these findings were published, the research program was classified, so looking into their findings regarding specific medications isn’t possible without filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
Fish Antibiotics for Emergencies
Click the pictures above or the following link to learn more about Fish Antibiotics for preppers and where to purchase them – along with Vermox (Mebendazole) and Diflucan (Fluconazole).
Take Home Message: Penicillin and Amoxicillin should be low on your list of must have fish antibiotics, while Diflucan (Fluconazole) and Vermox should be at the very top. These are needed to treat the yeast infections women get after a course of fish antibiotics, and for treating pinworms – which are more common than people realize. Vermox will also treat most other worm infections of humans, so it’s a good idea to have quite a few of them. Finally, fish antibiotics will probably last for decades if stored properly.
If you’d like to know more about fish antibiotics, Diflucan, or treating infections common to preppers during disasters, click on the book image above!