Ready Nutrition Readers, before you scoff completely at the title and smirk at the use of a manufactured pharmaceutical, there are a few things I ask you to keep in mind. I have written before on my stance regarding both naturopathic and traditional medicines, and I will reiterate that position once more if you have either forgotten it or not read it:
Herbalism is the parent of modern medicine, and the two "branches" should complement one another and never be in contradiction.
I have the utmost respect for the educational background of physicians. The definition of a true physician is one who uses his skills to for the benefit of a patient in need and helps that patient as best as can be done. Don't discount modern medicine completely. Where one of the two branches cannot work, or does not work effectively, the other should be able to pick up the slack. In this light, do not relegate all of the chemistry and science behind medicines that do work. Sometimes we need that extra "edge" when facing an illness we cannot rectify through traditional home remedies.
Why Amoxicillin is the Most Popular Type of Antibiotic
One of the best medicines to stock up on is Amoxicillin, a drug that has been actively used in the service since 1972. It is a pretty broad-spectrum antibiotic that is great for bacterial infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis, respiratory ailments, UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), Lyme disease (yes, we're entering tick season now), pneumonia, and other ailments. A well-rounded antibiotic, it has a shelf life of more than 15 years. That in itself should ring a bell for you as a happy prepper.
I had mentioned in past articles that you can obtain antibiotics such as this one without a prescription for your pets. Yes, prep for your pets, if you see what I'm saying. Amoxicillin can also be used with skin infections and is one of the antibiotics prescribed when there is a problem with the dental emergencies…especially with tooth extractions. There are those who are hypersensitive (that suffer an allergic reaction) to amoxicillin, and adults should be aware of their own history regarding this.
This article was first published on January 19, 2018.