Attn: Prepper Pharmacists, Doctors, and Nurses - and attention antique store fans!

Please help me complete this matrix.  Please correlate the following antibiotics in the left column with the "common" conditions across the row on the top.  Please correlate with a "1" being the best option, "2" being the second, and "3" being the one to try when the others don't work.

Any common infections I'm missing that should be included?

I will compile and publish in a week or so.

In parallel, I am asking people who routinely crawl through antique stores to keep an eye out for:

1. The old CIVICS books.

2. Old math books - there used to be, published, compilations of log, trig, statistical, and other tables.  Additionally, there used to be integral and other math book compilations.  IIRC they date from FDR's WPA effort where college professors were given the task of aggregating these.

3. Old (pre-1960's) history books that specifically mention the Second Amendment as an individual right.  (Check the index for "bill of rights" and "second amendment".)

Thanks!  My yahoo email is nitzakhon1967 (you can figure it out).  I'm willing to pay "within reason" for the book(s) and S&H.


  1. Strep is routinely sensitive to ampicillin and amoxicillin, second best is erythromycin (azithrro). Pneumonia is decently covered with azithromycin. Cipro is only good for gastrointestinal issues (and UTIs which are GI bugs). Sinus infections tend to be covered by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, although penicillins and cephalexin can work in some cases. Clindamycin is a next best, but has a higher rate of complications.
    Cephalexin is decent for some UTIs.
    Doxycycline is mostly for urethritis (think STD) or as anti inflammatory for acne/leprosy, etc.
    Minocycline is mostly for acne or rosacea.

    I'm not sure what the "correct" answer would be for this chart, and I'm quite certain that the answer has changed since that chart was printed (I know it has changed since I went to med school).

    1. Thank you!

      I made this chart based on antibiotics I can get.


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