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How to Use Silver to Cure Colds

Elsie Goycoolea
By Elsie Goycoolea. Updated: June 3, 2018
How to Use Silver to Cure Colds

As people prepare for temperature falls during the colder months, people inevitably will start catching the flu. Colloidal silver has been argued to help speed up recovery and help alleviate the symptoms of the flu. Even though we must let the common cold run its course, that doesn’t stop people from taking Vitamin C supplements and other medications that claim to cure a cold. Colloidal silver is a natural supplement that holds a reputation for fighting off bacteria, viruses and fungi.

In this OneHowTo article we share how to use silver to cure colds.

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  1. What is colloidal silver?
  2. Is colloidal silver safe?
  3. How to take colloidal silver for colds

What is colloidal silver?

Colloidal silver consists of silver particles being suspended in water. Around the early 20th century physicians employed silver salts in formulations that were used as disinfectants. Given its highly antibacterial properties it was a valuable aid during the war times when applied to wounds in order to stop infections from spreading. As medicine evolved, colloidal silver was quickly overpowered by other more potent medications, but this hasn’t stopped alternative medicine practitioners from using it in their practice.

Is colloidal silver safe?

Aside from the flu, colloidal silver is argued to work as a natural antibiotic that opposed to conventional treatments doesn’t favor the mutation of the most resistant bacteria strains. It also has been employed for treating wounds and ear infections. Other less known applications include pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis by helping reduce inflammation.

However, if you decide to take colloidal silver you must be informed that there are some side effects from taking this substance. The most well-known side effect of colloidal silver is called argyria, or the discoloration of the skin to a blue or grey color after sun exposure. Additionally, it may interact with other medications so be sure to always follow up with your doctor if you notice any side effects or if you believe you may be allergic to silver.

How to Use Silver to Cure Colds - Is colloidal silver safe?

How to take colloidal silver for colds

First, check with your doctor to know whether you are safe to take colloidal silver. Always, read the prescription or instructions included in the bottle and never exceed the recommended dose. For this purpose it is best if you use an oral colloidal silver medication as opposed to a topical medication.

Generally, you will take about one teaspoon of colloidal silver three times a day when your symptoms are at its highest. You may complement this treatment with other safe herbal remedies. As the symptoms subside start to reduce slowly the dosage every two to three days.

There are some people that take silver on a daily basis following the calculation shared by the Silver Safety Council and making sure that they are not exceeding the 25% of the RDA RfD safety limit. You would need to multiply your body weight by 12 and then divide this amount by the number of ppm (concentration) of your solution. You definitely don’t need to take a daily silver supplement and may only use it to speed up your recovery from the flu.

How to Use Silver to Cure Colds - How to take colloidal silver for colds

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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