In any survival situation, even a minor infection can pose a significant health risk. This is particularly true for survivors scouring the wasted landscapes of a post-apocalyptic world, where one is almost certain never to have access to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Unless properly cared for, infections can quickly spiral out of control and seep into the bloodstream. Such an infection of the blood is called ‘sepsis’, and it often spells doom for the ill-equipped.
So what options does a wasteland wrangler have when presented with an ugly wound or a bad cough? Physical fitness, nutrition, and hygiene are the early deciders. A fit body is better able to withstand a microbial onslaught, and really, there is no better defense than a healthy immune system.
The next best plan is to remain vigilant; it is crucial to keep an eye on scrapes and scratches in order to catch any early signs of infection. Reddened, tender flesh around a wound can indicate the presence of bacterial pathogens and is a clear sign that preventative measures must be taken to stave of death and disease. The survivor should carefully clean the wound with soap and purified water, adt home security website, then bandage it with a clean cloth.

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