If you needed to carry 10 antibiotics to a deserted Island, what ten antibiotics would you take? Please help define this list for travelers, what is best?
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:29:55
In the developing world, or 85 percent of the planet, a traveler or tourist can walk into a pharmacy and purchase antibiotics. The problem is choosing the best.
The most common I have encountered on the earth is: Amoxicillin
AMPICILLIN: Ear, nose and throat infections, and pneumonia.
ERYTHROMYCIN: bronchitis, pneumonia and skin infections.
GENTAMICIN: For drug-resistant hospital septicaemias.
CEPHALEXIN: For bladder infections, infected wounds and deep cuts.
METRONIDAZOLE: Fungal infections.
OXYTETRACYCLINE: Acne and sinusitis.
TRIMETHOPRIM: Bacterial bronchitis and chest and urinary tract infections.
CEPHRADINE: Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.
CIPROFLOXACIN: Respiratory and digestive systems, also for septicaemia and gonorrhoea.
CEFACLOR: An alternative for respiratory infections if ampicillin fails.