Colloidal Silver

Discussion in 'Skincare' started by voice940, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. voice940

    voice940 Member

    Anyone else use colloidal silver for use on cuts and nicks? It's worked quite well for me.

    Just soak a little up in a cotton ball and rub it along the face between the cold water rinse and aftershave balm.
  2. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Hmmm, I've heard of silver for burn treatment...makes sense.
  3. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Not for cuts/nicks, but nasal spray for sinus inflmation issues which it clears up very quickly. I would add a warning that overuse of colloidal silver has been linked to metal poisoning cases. No detailed studies had been done the last time I looked into this so the definition of "overuse" isn't clearly defined.

    In short: use with caution and definitely don't drink the stuff. It's only been shown effective in surface treatments, not for whole body health.
  4. Kyhunter

    Kyhunter Active Member

    Silver is often used in special types of infection controling bandages. It works quite well for controling staph and various other nasties.
  5. voice940

    voice940 Member

    Actually to my knowledge, the only effect of overconsumption (not necessarily overuse) of silver is a skin condition that leaves you dark blue
    depending on your opinion on having permanently blue skin, it's
    (pretty cool / pretty gnarly), but ultimately not harmful.
    But like ChemErik said - I wouldn't go drinking the stuff.

  6. 1OldGI

    1OldGI New Member

    Isn't that what turned that one dude blue?
  7. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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  8. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Never used the stuff. But based on Erik's note, I'll pass.
  9. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Each person's biology impacts the level of certain metal that can be handled without serious symptoms. That guy's silver tolerance is extraordinary. At some point symptoms get worse - I can't recall if it's liver or kidney problems, being several years since I looked into colloidal silver to see if it was a good treatment for nasal allergy symptoms.

    BTW, I've never heard of issues from topical use. Kind of like alum, it's good for localized topical stuff, but you really don't want to ingest significant amounts.
  10. 1OldGI

    1OldGI New Member


    RABIDMONKEY Active Member

    smurfy , very smurfy >:happy102
  12. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    There were once a family called the Blue Fugates in Kentucky, or Tennessee if memory serves me right. They were all blue, but is was a genetic mutation instead of a silver ingestion that made them blue.
  13. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    The holidays make me blue.
  14. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Absolutely fascinating!!!!!
  15. voice940

    voice940 Member

    Some people these days theorize that Krishna (SP?) over consumed colloidal silver - many Hindu gods are depicted as having blue skin.

    Also, regarding the safety of colloidal silver - remember that today's *really good* silverware, and most old silverware is either silver or silver plated. Silver is/was used in part because of it's anti-microbial properties, and overall safety... I'm not 100% certain, but I would also GUESS that the new tupperware type food storage tubs that are supposed to keep food fresher longer (it's kinda greenish colored) is infused with silver.
  16. Mynorx

    Mynorx New Member

    Silver was used in the old days to disinfect water, from what I have read they used to put a silver coins and let them sit in water. Today Silver Impregnated Carbon is used to keep bacteria from growing in water filters.
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  18. Billr

    Billr Mix Master Mighty White!

  19. voice940

    voice940 Member

    Someone here sounds a lot like a chem major. :rolleyes:
  20. ferroburak

    ferroburak New Member

    Interesting story there!

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