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Offline minrlwtr

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Cheap and necessary medical preps
« on: September 18, 2008, 12:29:40 PM »
I recentley had to give one of my buddies a bit of relife from a bad afflication of boils in the form of some Fish Mox I had stored in my Bug Out bag. He had just lost his job and medical insurance and knew the pros and cons of the treatment but worked like a charm for him and i just replaced the bottle for 10 bucks. You can google around a bit for this type of info but here is just a brief intro. Got to be careful with the meds and advice,enough said.
http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-1333.html

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 02:57:50 PM »
Very interesting application!  I wonder what other witch doctor (or in this case, FISH doctor) methods exist...

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 05:46:17 PM »
I am curious what does the ? Arabic mean

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 09:39:54 PM »
"Come Get Some!"  =-]

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 07:32:56 PM »
check out  " do it yourself medicine"  by ragnar benson ... its highly controversal but most of the info is very sound it covers the use of vet medication on humans in emergency situations.

http://www.amazon.com/Do-Yourself-Medicine-Antibiotics-Prescriptions/dp/0873649184

 

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 09:06:09 PM »
I am curious what does the ? Arabic mean

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 11:19:32 PM »
Good reason to develop a relationship with a doctor. I often just call mine on the phone and he will have a prescription for me that I can pick up at Sam's for 3 dollars. I only have to pay an office visit if I go in and get an exam. Most common generics are being sold for just a few dollars at most big box stores and chain pharmacies. They are cheaper and far more effective than anything you can buy over the counter at the pet store. Tetracycline requires around 250 - 500 mg twice a day for at least a week and possibly up to ten days for treatment. The same is true for amoxicillian (guessing by the name FishMox that is probably it). Your buddy may just be building some nice antibiotic resistant bacteria in his body that will require far more extensive treatment and expense later down the road. I do believe in using vet grade meds in a survival situation but in ordinary cases it pays to be socially acquainted with your doctor.

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 05:58:49 AM »
I think Stop & Shop is giving away antibiotics for free!!  Just need a prescription.  Not sure how long the sales gimmick will work.

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 04:47:27 PM »
Here's one everybody needs. BAG BALM. I it works very well for dry/chapped skin, minor cuts and abrasions, and it can also help get rid of warts. The can use to say for Vet use only but now it just says keep out of reach of children. I have even seen it on the shelf in a hospital ER and they said of course they use it.
I figure anything that is good enough for my animals is good enough for me. Another suggestion. don't be tempted by the "cute little cans" you will pay as much for them as you will for the full size 10oz. tin then just take an old pill bottle or 35mm film can and fill it up.

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 05:06:15 PM »
Someone brought that up several months ago, but good to bring it back up Da Fat Kid!  When I was younger, I hit my head on a nail head sticking out of a roof truss in our attack.  I took a heck of a chunk out of my scalp.  My mom slapped some Bag Balm on it and it was like instant skin.  That wound healed faster than any other wound ever has for me!  Bag Balm rocks!

Good for excessively chapped hands too!  Or, so my wife tells me!   ;)

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 05:10:20 PM »
Sorry I am fairly new here and didn't see that. Yes yer bride is exactly right. I am a welder and have tried lots of things but bag balm put on at bed time is the ticket.

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 06:25:04 PM »
No apologies necessary Da Fat Kid!  It is a good tip to share every now and again!  Thanks!

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2009, 10:01:17 PM »
I recently came across a site that has some good information on home remedies and alternative treatments.

http://www.earthclinic.com/

Just thought I would pass it on.

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Re: Cheap and necessary medical preps
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2009, 04:48:02 PM »
Here's one everybody needs. BAG BALM. I it works very well for dry/chapped skin, minor cuts and abrasions, and it can also help get rid of warts. The can use to say for Vet use only but now it just says keep out of reach of children. I have even seen it on the shelf in a hospital ER and they said of course they use it.
I figure anything that is good enough for my animals is good enough for me. Another suggestion. don't be tempted by the "cute little cans" you will pay as much for them as you will for the full size 10oz. tin then just take an old pill bottle or 35mm film can and fill it up.


  yeah got mine siting next to me works great on dry skin