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.

Tip

For internal infections, take colloidal silver water as directed on the packaging. Different brands have different dosing instructions depending on the amount of silver contained, although Dr. Bate advises up to 1 tbsp. several times per day, for two to three days, poses no known harm.

Warning

Never ingest large amounts of colloidal silver for more than a week. This can lead to skin discoloration.

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