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How to Use Colloidal Silver on an Infection

author image Sharin Griffin
Sharin Griffin has been a freelance writer since 2009, specializing in health-related articles. She has worked in the health-care industry as a certified nursing assistant and medical technician. Griffin's medical expertise encompasses bariatrics and geriatric care, with an emphasis on general medicine. She is completing an associate degree in health-care administration from Axia University.
How to Use Colloidal Silver on an Infection
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Colloidal silver is used in the treatment of skin infections as well as internal bacterial infections. According to Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. of EMR Labs, colloidal silver kills bacteria on contact, healing infection as it has for centuries. Colloidal silver is considered an alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics and should not be used without consulting a licensed physician. Since colloidal silver is a natural mineral, the FDA cannot approve its use as a medical antibiotic.

Step 1

Cleanse the skin thoroughly to remove any dirt or bacteria from the infection site, using a gentle cleanser. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel; avoiding rubbing, which could further irritate the skin.

Step 2

Apply one to two drops of colloidal silver to the surface of the infection or on a disposable bandage. Cover the infection site with a size-appropriate bandage to assist with skin absorption. According to Dr. Phil Bate, topical application is also useful for burns and lacerations before infection is present.

Step 3

Reapply colloidal silver solution once more before bed by direct contact with the infection site or on a bandage as before. Always discard used bandages, and apply fresh bandages to your infection to keep the area dry.

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