Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Janine Acero
You may have heard of the old adage “health is wealth,” and judging by the current global public health crisis, it may be a gross understatement.
Medical resources, just like food and water, will eventually run out, and you don’t want to get caught off-guard when this happens. Now is the perfect time to flex your prepping muscles. Here are four medical preps you must tick off your emergency preparedness checklist before SHTF. (h/t to SurvivalBlog.com)
“Prevention is better than cure” is another old adage that couldn’t be more accurate, especially in the face of a global health crisis.
Communicable diseases will become more prevalent when SHTF due to lack of sanitation and professional medical care, plus a limited amount of medical supplies. Young children, pregnant women, older adults and those with already weak immune systems are especially vulnerable to infections.
To prevent the spread of illnesses in your home when SHTF, follow these simple tips:
It’s important to keep your eyes healthy, especially when SHTF as regular checkups will be next to impossible. If you’re already wearing prescription glasses, get one or two additional pairs with current prescription lenses for backup.
If you prefer to wear contact lenses, make sure to stock a large supply of those along with cleaning solutions. You can’t afford to get an eye infection because of contaminated contact lenses especially in the middle of a disaster where medical care is limited.
You should not neglect your dental health either. Be sure to stockpile toothbrushes, toothpastes, dental floss and mouthwash. Oral care may prevent life-threatening issues, which you also can’t afford to have in the middle of a disaster.
Keep your body physically fit to support your immune health and boost your defenses against infections and illnesses.
Stockpile remedies and supplements, as well as extra personal medications if you or a family member are taking prescriptions for an existing condition.
Here are some notable home remedies and supplements that you should always have in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. (Related: Preventive medicine and prepping: 3 Things to do before SHTF.)
Before things take a turn for the worse, start safeguarding your health with these medical preps. Visit Preparedness.news to learn more.