Most people have no idea what a difference antibiotics have made over the past 100 years. Before antibiotics, people regularly died in childbirth, from deep wounds, from pneumonia, and even from skin infections. Without antibiotics, we could no longer properly treat cancer, do organ transplants, or even routine surgery without risking a life-threatening infection. My own husband might be dead if it weren’t for antibiotics that stopped a serious case of infectious colitis.
This is why in addition to ordinary first aid supplies and medications, you should also try to stash some extra antibiotics. The problem is, most of us don’t have a doctor who will write prescriptions for drugs we don’t need at the moment. That’s why some people are turning to fish antibiotics.
Fish antibiotics are normally used to fight bacterial diseases in aquarium fish. But technically, they are the same as antibiotics prescribed to humans. So in theory, you could take fish antibiotics to fight infections. Now I’m not actually endorsing this. Personally, I think you should discuss it with your doctor and see what he or she thinks. But it’s an interesting topic.
In this video, Dr. Joseph Alton, author of The Survival Medicine Handbook, talks about using fish antibiotics in a long-term disaster where regular antibiotics aren’t available. You can watch it below.