Diseases Archive

  • If you're new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know.  These are not antibiotics made out of fish.  Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy's throat.  In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use.

Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use.  (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.)  Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics).  Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only.

    Fish Antibiotic Update 2015

    If you're new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know. These are not antibiotics made out of fish. Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy's throat. In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use. Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use. (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.) Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics). Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only.

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  • The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0...

    Tip of the Week: Suture material – what to get and where

    The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0...

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  • Enjoy the following free podcasts with Doc Cindy and her guests September 20, 2013 at 11:00PM (CST) · 1 hour 7 minutes Do you have symptoms? Does your neighbor? Odds...

    Free Podcasts with Doc Cindy

    Enjoy the following free podcasts with Doc Cindy and her guests September 20, 2013 at 11:00PM (CST) · 1 hour 7 minutes Do you have symptoms? Does your neighbor? Odds...

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  • The bad news:  treating blood pressure without access to current medications will be a challenge for many at TEOTWAWKI. The good news:  dietary changes alone can make a significant difference. All...

    Tip of the Week: Treating blood pressure at TEOTWAWKI

    The bad news:  treating blood pressure without access to current medications will be a challenge for many at TEOTWAWKI. The good news:  dietary changes alone can make a significant difference. All...

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  • If you have kids at home and are worried about strep throat, check out the over-the-counter rapid strep kits on Amazon.  I have not seen them for sale in local...

    Tip of the Week: Home strep throat tests

    If you have kids at home and are worried about strep throat, check out the over-the-counter rapid strep kits on Amazon.  I have not seen them for sale in local...

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  • In an era without easy access to antibiotics, saving your precious penicillin for a serious pneumonia would be wise. So what do you do if you have a (mild) case...

    Tip of the Week: Dilute bleach for superficial infections

    In an era without easy access to antibiotics, saving your precious penicillin for a serious pneumonia would be wise. So what do you do if you have a (mild) case...

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  • Jennifer asks: 

I have heart, lung, & mobility issues.  Most prepping info assumes one is young & healthy.  I’ve had a heart attack (at age 49), asthma & both lungs filled with blood clots, lung collapse, low efficiency lungs, on oxygen & many meds.  I’ve fought this de-conditioning my whole life (am 57), but can no longer even manage house work. 

So, hiking out isn’t feasible.  What do you recommend for people in this situation?

    What if you’re not young and healthy?

    Jennifer asks: I have heart, lung, & mobility issues. Most prepping info assumes one is young & healthy. I’ve had a heart attack (at age 49), asthma & both lungs filled with blood clots, lung collapse, low efficiency lungs, on oxygen & many meds. I’ve fought this de-conditioning my whole life (am 57), but can no longer even manage house work. So, hiking out isn’t feasible. What do you recommend for people in this situation?

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  • If you fear that one day you may be on your own, and if you want to make sure you or a loved won’t die of diarrhea, you must know...

    Treating life-threatening diarrhea after taking antibiotics

    If you fear that one day you may be on your own, and if you want to make sure you or a loved won’t die of diarrhea, you must know...

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  • *** SPECIAL OFFER: FREE DVD – BASIC SUTURING with Doc Cindy CLICK HERE Autographed book Armageddon Medicine, How to Be Your own Doctor in 2012 and Beyond Plus FREE CD of...

    Autographed Book and FREE Bonus

    *** SPECIAL OFFER: FREE DVD – BASIC SUTURING with Doc Cindy CLICK HERE Autographed book Armageddon Medicine, How to Be Your own Doctor in 2012 and Beyond Plus FREE CD of...

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  • Many preppers know about the benefits of Primatene Mist, the only OTC inhaler for asthma (and also useful for COPD and severe allergic reactions).  Though doctors rarely recommend this medication...

    Tip of the Week: Primatene Mist

    Many preppers know about the benefits of Primatene Mist, the only OTC inhaler for asthma (and also useful for COPD and severe allergic reactions).  Though doctors rarely recommend this medication...

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