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General meds and antibiotics?

Discussion in 'Emergency Preparedness' started by Mattemma, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Sep 27, 2012
    luvinlife offthegrid

    luvinlife offthegrid Lovin' The Homestead

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    I don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but I use pine pitch (not pine tar ointment- I hear that is good as well) on minor scrapes and already-healing cuts. I am not sure how it works, but it seems to take the "red and angry" out of healing scab edges. I know it is said to have some antiseptic qualities. I was going to purchase the pine tar salve for the next time I get a boil, but haven't gotten around to it. I was reminded of the use of pitch (I have a pine forest in my yard) so used the pitch on my hand. It worked really well, I and I will try this less-processed version the next time I get a boil instead. Even if it doesn't help, I don't think it can hurt.

    Has anyone used straight pine pitch with any results?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    mamaluv321

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    Hmm, straight pine pitch, known for its sulphuric content...makes sense as sulphur is known for its anti bacterial as we well anti fungal properties. Interesting...
     
  3. Nov 21, 2012
    Marianne

    Marianne Super Self-Sufficient

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    I'm glad this thread got bumped up as I hadn't read it before. Good info and links here!

    A pinch of ACV mother is a good pain reliever for minor scrapes, cuts. I didn't believe it until I tried it.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2012
    chloe008

    chloe008 Sustainable Newbie

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    I strongly agree.:D
     
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    the funny farm6

    the funny farm6 Almost Self-Reliant

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    does anyone here use colloidal silver?
     
  6. Feb 21, 2013
    Blaundee

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    I haven't read all the posts so I dont know if anyone else already posted this-

    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=3c692bd2-34d9-4672-88af-981a955ec094&gas=antibiotic

    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e07301-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5

    They have a couple of others, too.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2013
    ThrottleJockey

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    Hope these help.



     
  8. Mar 20, 2013
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    Glad to see this thread is still getting attention.

    I prefer using herbal methods, but I have some fish antibiotics as well. I remember reading one of the stories in the All Creatures Great and Small series, about the first time the good doctor had occasion to use penicillin. He used it on some sheep that were at Death's Door-- none of the "old fashioned" remedies had worked and the farmer was ready to call the Knacker Man. It made me realize that, although herbs are very good, sometimes they are not enough.
     
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    hqueen13

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    Colloidal Silver is basically a natural antibiotic. I haven't had cause to use it for that just yet, but it did help when the dog got a yeast infection in his ears.
     
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    ylisa7

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