LS Colloidal silver first aid gel

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OMG Just read a post somewhere where the person stated that she had treated her ls white patch with Colloidal silver first aid gel and the patch had dried up and dropped off.  I mistakenly left the post and now can't find it.  I was fascinated by this and have been researching and wow.  If this is right then this is a brilliant find for all of us Ls sufferers.  To the user I would love to hear more.  Did treating with this hurt, burn or nothing.  I am very impressed with my research so far but worried about jumping in.  Apparently you can buy the colloidal silver and mix it with aloe vera gel to make your own gel much cheaper than the proprietry stuff on the market.  It can be used to treat Urinary Tract Infections. It has been used in nasal sprays and throat sprays so it appears to be non-toxic.  Need to hear from anyone who has used this.  It also mixes with coconut oil which was said to give an all round product which sounds perfect for us.  It is supposed to be an amazing healer when antibiotics are not working.

Has anyone else heard of this or even better tried it out? 

 

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    Colloidal silver isn't considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body. Nor is it an essential mineral, as some sellers of silver products claim.Colloidal silver products are made of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid — the same type of precious metal used in jewelry, dental fillings, silverware and other consumer goods.Colloidal silver products are usually marketed as dietary supplements that are taken by mouth. Colloidal silver products also come in forms to be injected or applied to the skin.Manufacturers of colloidal silver products often claim that they are cure–alls, boosting your immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, and treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye ailments and prostatitis.However, no sound scientific studies to evaluate these health claims have been published in reputable medical journals. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has taken action against some manufacturers of colloidal silver products for making unproven health claims.It's not clear how much colloidal silver may be harmful, but it can build up in your body's tissues over months or years. Most commonly, this results in argyria (ahr–JIR–e–uh), a blue-gray discoloration of your skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums. While argyria doesn't pose a serious health problem, it can be a cosmetic concern because it doesn't go away when you stop taking silver products.Rarely, excessive doses of colloidal silver can cause possibly irreversible serious health problems, including kidney damage and neurological problems such as seizures. Colloidal silver products may also interact with medications, including penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen), quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline and thyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid) medications.

    I found this on the mayo clinic. So im not sure. The idea of using something that will make the skin fall off sounds freaky. I would talk to your dr before using it.

    Shari

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      Thank you so much for your quick reply.  I thought it was too good to be true.  Will keep a look out for it and others thoughts.   It is amazing how we can be duped if we are not careful to check things out.  I don't think having blue grey skin down there would be preferential at all. URGH!!  I will need more info if I am ever to try this one.  Like they say if it sounds too good

      - it usually is!!!rolleyes

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      Yeah, I'm very careful what I put down there. Even if people say how great something worked for them I do a lot of research and consult my dr before I try it. 

      Shari

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      Nope isn't too good to be true, it's used on plenty of the natural health boards on my FB groups.

       

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      Sha, your research matches mine. I wouldn't try it. Our fragile skin is extra vulnerable to urine and feces and other bodily fluids. We avoid perfumes and chemicals and soaps, so why would we risk a potentially toxic mineral? If it really worked, there'd be big news of more than one double-blind, randomized, placebo/control clinical trial and subsequent analysis of the results.

       

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    Have used silver water with no ill effects. My husband bought a silver water maker. 

    It is designed to be used sparingly. Like medication which would be harmfull in higher doses than needed. 

    I found it helped for cold sores and i had them pretty bad at one stage. My husband uses it daily as a nose spray to control his sinus problems and is mostly pain free now. 

    I dont think we should be too quick to discount natural therapies.  

    We live in a chemical world and i believe for me it was exposure to chemicals in every day life that has caused my auto immune diseases. 

    So i am going to try the silver water and see if it helps or not for me. 

    Thank you for sharing that info Chrissy. 

    Wilma. 

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      Hi,  Thanks for this information.  I am still undecided but it is good to hear both sides of the story so that I can make a more informed decision.  I use some alternative meds, but proven ones, and am willing to wait and see how you get on.  Had this problem years so a few more months won't hurt.  Please keep us all informed as to how you get on.  I know others who may be interested.
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    Silver dressings have been used to treat wounds and leg ulcers infected with MRSA.  Following a laryngectomy, a patient that I know was given a silver fitting for his new stoma, this was because the silver minimises the risk of infection as it can not exist in the presence of silver.

    I think caution should be exercised when trying something new. I have not read around the topic much but I have not heard about ingesting silver in any form.

    Topical application of silver dressings have proved their efficacy on wounds of the skin.

    I hope this has helped a little, kind regards,

    Gin

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      Hi, (Love the name) Pinkgin,

      Thankyou for that.  I had heard years ago about silver being used for infection but had forgotten about it.  It is good to hear others stories.  Thanks.

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      Hi Chrisy,

      Thanks, nice of you to say so.  I find gin works very nicely when needing a sleep aid. I told my Doc who merely laughed, looked over his glasses at me and spoke the vital two words 'in moderation'.  I pointed out that i only need one home measure alongside my prescription meds ha ha.  I will not make it a habit but once in a while is fun wink

      I've messaged a retired dermatological nursing specialist to ask if she has had any experience of treating LS with colloidal silver. I will let you know if I she reports anything of interest to you.

      Best regards,

      Gin

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      Thank you Pinkgin, (my favourite tipple)  I wait to hear from you Thanks.  Happy New Year
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      Hi Chrisy, I have not forgotten about coming back to you with an answer. Unfortunately the retired specialist nurse has had some traumatic events in her life so I did not want to press her for an answer. I will ask her next time we speak if she's back to her chirpy self. 

      Hope you're enjoying 2015, we're into the second month already...doesn't time fly.

      Best regards,

      Gin :-)

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      Thank you Gin,  Yes this year is well on its way now.  I have just been taken off the specialists list and returned to treatment by my GP as the specialist says that I am keeping the Ls well under control with the Clobetasol, Epaderm and Manuka Honey for any splits.  No active Ls at present. Can ask to be referred back if I have trouble.   I think I will not be trying the colloidal silver treatment for a while anyway.  I will however be interested to hear what your nurse says.  Thanks for the update.
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