Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Using Colloidal Silver for Hemorrhoids

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Yikes!  Nobody likes hemorrhoids, which are often called “piles” due to the protruding inflammation so common to the condition.

The discomfort from the enlargement of rectal tissues, combined with the pain and itching (and sometimes bleeding), can border on misery.  And when a hemorrhoid doesn’t clear up on its own, the thought of a doctor surgically removing it can be…well… quite harrowing and nerve-wracking, to say the least. 

Thankfully, over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams work pretty well to tame the flame and help bring down the swelling of hemorrhoids. 

But if you don’t have any hemorrhoid cream at home, and there’s no one to run to the pharmacy to get some for you when you need it the most, that long drive to the drug store sitting on your, uh, “protrusion,” isn’t always the most comfortable thing to experience. 

Thankfully, according to many colloidal silver users, there are three different ways to use colloidal silver to clear up a mild to moderate case of hemorrhoids.  Always check with your doctor first, of course.  But here’s a quick look at what people are saying has worked for them…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

A lot of people have told me they use a good commercial colloidal silver gel or colloidal silver cream for hemorrhoids (aka “piles”), particularly when over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams aren’t available.

Others have told me they make their own colloidal silver gel or cream (see below for more details) and use it when they have hemorrhoids or other problematic skin conditions. 

In either case, they simply apply the colloidal silver gel or cream directly to the inflamed area, several times a day, just as you’d use a commercial hemorrhoid cream.    

Reducing Inflammation

Silver, of course, has been shown repeatedly to soothe and heal a wide variety of skin conditions and wounds (see here and here for numerous examples). 

But what many people don’t know is that silver has also been demonstrated to reduce inflammation such as that associated with wounds, various skin conditions and infections. 

Indeed, in one clinical study, researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles have the ability to reduce what’s referred to as “excessive cytokine expression,” and thus reduce unwanted inflammation that often gets in the way of healing. 

This is important news, because cytokines are signaling molecules in the body that tell the immune system to send white blood cells and other infection-fighters to the site of a wound or related problem.  This can cause mild inflammation, which is a normal part of healing. 

But…in some cases, the pro-inflammatory effects of cytokine expression can get “stuck” in high gear, so to speak.  The result can be excessive unwanted inflammation that actually becomes a roadblock to the healing process – such as in the case of chronic hemorrhoids.

Indeed, experts say excessive cytokine expression can be a real problem in chronic hemorrhoids, which is to say, hemorrhoids lasting more than two or three days.

As one website for a commercial, over-the-counter hemorrhoid product states: 

Multiple anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory cytokines are liberated on the piles surface, with a shift over time towards the predominance of pro-inflammatory cytokines, leading to a persisting condition.

Therefore, an ideal hemorrhoid treatment should neutralize the pro-inflammatory cytokines and reduce the edema” [i.e. the swelling/inflammation – ED].

In other words, the best way to treat piles (i.e., hemorrhoids) is to do something to help stop the excessive inflammation caused by pro-inflammatory cytokine expression. 

That’s fascinating, because, as the research cited earlier has shown, that’s exactly what antimicrobial silver does. 

Indeed, researchers have demonstrated that in such cases, antimicrobial silver has a modulating (or calming) effect on cytokine expression, resulting in both reduced inflammation and increased speed of healing.

According to the authors of the above-mentioned study:

"It has been shown in vivo that silver nanoparticles act to decrease inflammation through cytokine modulation."

What’s more, the study authors concluded, “These experimental data suggest that nano-silver could be used to treat immunologic and inflammatory diseases.” 

Here’s an excerpt from an article summarizing the results of the study:

Silver has for centuries been used to treat and prevent infection, and its wound-healing properties are well known…

…But the new research...indicates that silver goes further than this and modifies cytokines – the enzymes involved in cell growth and movement – leading to reduced inflammation and an increased rate of healing.”

That’s precisely what’s often needed when hemorrhoids erupt and won’t go away on their own. 

3 Ways People Are Using Colloidal Silver
To Help Their Body Heal Hemorrhoids

There are three basic ways colloidal silver can be used to help the body heal hemorrhoids: 

1.)  Application of a topical colloidal silver gel

2.)  Application of a bath cloth soaked in liquid colloidal silver

3.)  Colloidal silver used in a “sitz bath.” 

Here are the details for each:

Topical Colloidal Silver Gel

You can always purchase a good commercial colloidal silver gel, such as ASAP Ultimate Skin & Body Care Gel (contains 24 ppm colloidal silver), which is usually available relatively inexpensively on Amazon.com or at SwansonVitamins.com. 

You can learn about other good, widely available commercial colloidal silver gels and creams in the article, Germ-Busting Colloidal Silver Gels and Creams.

Caveat:  While the manufacturers of such products do not market them for use in place of over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams, anecdotal accounts demonstrate that they do indeed work just as well or even better

The colloidal silver gel is preferred for hemorrhoids over purely liquid colloidal silver products, because the gel tends to keep the silver in touch with the affected area longer than simply applying liquid colloidal silver can. 

Most ardent colloidal silver users I know make their own colloidal silver gel by mixing liquid colloidal silver into a pure aloe vera gel product.  

To learn one of the easiest ways to make your own topical colloidal silver gel, instead of buying commercial colloidal silver gels, see this short video titled Making Your Own Colloidal Silver Gel and Colloidal Silver Soap

Or, read further to learn how one reader solved her hemorrhoid problems by making her own colloidal silver gel using a hand-held blender.

If you can't afford a good commercial colloidal silver gel or cream, or don't want to take the time to make your own, there are still two more options you can try, which many people claim have worked wonders for them:

Bath Cloth Soaked in Colloidal Silver

One, you can soak a bath cloth in 10 ppm or higher colloidal silver, and apply it topically while soaking wet to the inflamed rectal area, leaving it on for 15 or 20 minutes at a time, three or four times a day to obtain relief from the swollen tissues.

“Sitz Bath” Technique

Or, two, you can use a colloidal silver "sitz bath." 

That's where you fill a small pot called a "sitz pot" (usually available in drug stores) with warm water.  The small pot actually fits over your toilet bowl.  You then sit on it, allowing the affected area of the rectum to be submerged into the soothing warm water.

But here’s the key:  Most people tell me that for hemorrhoids, they add four or five ounces of colloidal silver to the sitz bath water in order to increase the rate of healing. 

If you have a colloidal silver generator to make your own colloidal silver inexpesively, you could even experiment with using straight colloidal silver in the sitz bath, rather than mixing colloidal silver into warm water.

But based on anecdotal accounts, a good colloidal silver gel or cream seems to work best.  Again, that’s because the gel (or cream) tends to keep the silver in direct touch with affected area of the skin much longer than you could using either of the two alternative methods described above. 

How One Intrepid Colloidal Silver User
Solved Her Hemorrhoid Problems

Here's what one lady who makes her own colloidal silver gel wrote about its virtually immediate effects on her hemorrhoids (she mentions using it on hemorrhoids at the very end):

"Not long after purchasing the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I was watching one of your videos on making colloidal silver gel and I decided to try it out for myself.

I poured equal parts 20 ppm colloidal silver and 100 percent Aloe Vera Gel into a bowl (1/4 cup of each), mixed it together with an electric handheld blender and began applying it as an antiseptic ointment to cuts, scratches and insect bites.

Because I have several grandchildren who spend time with me during the summer, it wasn't long before my first batch was gone.

I was contemplating making a new batch when I got to wondering what, if anything, colloidal silver could do to help the athlete's foot problem I'd been battling with no relief for over 20 years. So as soon as the new batch was made, I rubbed some of it on my feet.

I used it on my feet twice daily for two weeks. Then one of life's interruptions occurred and I had to leave my home for a few weeks. I forgot to take the gel with me and so was forced to stop the daily application.

Mentally preoccupied with the interruption, it was nearly a month before I noticed my feet as I was taking my socks off one day. Where they had been rough, with deep, often bleeding, cracks in the heels, they were now soft and smooth.

Even though I was back home by now, I hadn't started applying the gel daily again so what I was seeing was a residual effect.

As I sat there staring at my feet in awe, I realized that I couldn't even remember the last time they'd itched, which had been a daily problem before. And there were no signs of the red bumps and little blisters that so often accompany athlete's foot.

My feet, in fact, looked as if I'd never experienced the problem at all, and this after 20 years of fighting it and after having only applied the gel for two weeks and no longer.

It has been a year now since I was troubled with athlete's foot. I never have to apply the gel anymore because there are never any signs of the athlete's foot fungus returning. My feet are still smooth, soft and wonderfully itch-free.

Delighted with the outcome, I decided to start experimenting using the gel on other things.

I began applying it every morning after washing my face and discovered that it worked wonderfully well, not only leaving my skin soft and fresh feeling, but also putting an abrupt end to those little acne flare-ups that sometimes happen no matter how old we get.

"I also began using it as a deodorant, too, and realized I'd never had a better one. Not only did it leave me feeling fresh all day long, even if I forgot to apply it, there was no problem with odor. Like when I applied the gel to my feet, it seemed to have a residual effect as a deodorant, too.

"When I was bothered by hemorrhoids, I decided to try the colloidal silver gel and noticed almost instant relief."

Another woman wrote in to explain how her daughter, who had just given birth to her first child at home, was using colloidal silver during and after the birthing process.  In part, she wrote:

My daughter also used plenty of colloidal silver in the water of the birthing pool, and after the birth of the baby for the cord…and later for the treatment of the baby's umbilical area, and for washing the baby.

She continues to use colloidal silver for the baby, from umbilical care to skin rashes. It works like a charm.

She also used it for personal care and cleaning, and says it worked WONDERS for hemorrhoids.” 

Interestingly, a 2009 clinical white paper by J. Wesley Alexander, published in the journal Surgical Infections, and titled History of the Medical Use of Silver, states that, historically speaking, silver has been used for the treatment of conditions such as “hemorrhoids, dandruff, and warts.”  

The author of the white paper is careful to note that no clinical medical evidence exists for the use of silver for those particular health conditions.  Yet in spite of the lack of clinical evidence, silver has nevertheless gained a reputation as a reliable treatment for those conditions.    

And why isn’t there any clinical medical evidence to support the use of colloidal silver for hemorrhoids, dandruff and warts? 

I don’t know.  You’d think by now medical science would catch on to what experienced colloidal silver users have known for decades. 

But unfortunately, medical science is so often wrapped up in attempting to create novel, or new medications that can be patented and monopolized, it misses what’s been right in front of its nose all along.    

The bottom line is that experienced colloidal silver users know it works to heal the pain, itching and inflammation associated with hemorrhoids and other skin conditions.  And now you know it, too!

One Final Important Thought…

If you’re new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America.  

It’s also available on Amazon, or at online stores like SwansonVitamins.com.  But it can be extremely expensive.

In fact, because it works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, colloidal silver has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence. 

Indeed, the amount of actual silver in a typical four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth.  (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.)  Yet the manufacturers mark that up a whopping 60,000%, charging $20 or $30 per bottle.

People are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver at health food stores because it’s safe and completely natural, and it heals infections (like colds, flu, sore throats) and prevents the spread of germs and disease faster and better than just about anything else on the planet.  Plus, it heals skin conditions like magic (see here and here). 

So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce.

But here’s the good news

With a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart!

In other words, you can make it for about the same price the big colloidal silver manufacturers make it for, but skip the outrageous mark-ups they tend to charge once their products reach the health food stores. 

Indeed, compared to typical health food store prices of $20 to $30 for a tiny 4-oz. bottle, the very first one-quart batch you make with a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator literally pays for the entire cost of your new generator! 

Do you know of any other product that literally pays for itself the very first time you use it?  The savings are absolutely astonishing, as you’ll see below!

As Close to FREE Colloidal Silver
As You Can Come, For the Rest of Your Life

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In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, for the rest of your life!

You'll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!

The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world's #1 most popular home colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one:
  • It pays for itself after your very first batch - your total cost to make your first quart is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you'd pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
  • Safe, simple to operate...No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time!  Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
  • Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That's a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm (or even larger), and you'll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is!  Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 40% or 50% or less with many health food store brands!
  • Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb - you won't even see a blip on your electric bill!
  • Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
  • Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances - you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time! 
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you'll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!

Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:

“Your Colloidal Silver Machine is the
Single-Best Money-Saving Appliance in My House!”

"Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it.

And we never have to worry about the costs because it’s only a few pennies per quart to make!  It’s without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!


Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got my generator, and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.

Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything – not just for resolving colds, flu, sore throats, earaches, eye infections , food poisoning and more, but also for disinfecting my kitchen sink, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.

I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do the family linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don't have to wash them as frequently as I used to.  It really keeps them fresh.  And because I use colloidal silver as a household disinfectant, there's never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.

I also put some in the cat's water bowl each day, and the dog's water bowl too.  And their health and been fabulous as a result. 

We use it in the bathtub for skin problems.  And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on.  We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus infections.

My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem.  And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.

-- K. Sullivan, NM

Here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:

"We’ve Saved Thousands of Dollars A Year
Thanks to Your Colloidal Silver Generator!"

"We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge.

I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we've saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.

The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.  But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.

If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart with my colloidal silver generator!

This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store.

So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in the five years we’ve owned our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!

When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think "No way. I must have multiplied that wrong."

But it's true. The savings are legitimately well over $11,000 a year compared to health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do!

And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.

Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, you don't really think about how much you're saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings are nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on them.

What's especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what's generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost."

-- Marie Wilkey, SC

The Bottom Line...

With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you'll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!

Indeed, your first batch or two will completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!  

What's more, you'll be able to give plenty of healing and infection-fighting colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you'll be making it -- literally -- for only a few pennies per batch!

Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,






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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Colloidal Silver and Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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With cases of whooping cough on the rise across the U.S. and throughout the world, it’s important to know whether or not there are any effective natural remedies. 

Colloidal silver is one of the most frequently recommended natural remedies for whooping cough, which is also known as pertussis.  Indeed, there are thousands of websites recommending the use of colloidal silver for whooping cough.

But is there any clinical evidence of its effectiveness?  And have people successfully used colloidal silver to help the body recover from a nasty case of whooping cough? 

Here’s the straight scoop you won’t find anywhere else…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

According to Aundrea Adams, ND, in 1998 there was an astonishing 838% increase in cases of whooping cough among children who had already been vaccinated against it. 

Today, the trend apparently continues, with ABC Science reporter Dani Cooper stating, “In 2012 the US saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955.” 

Indeed, according to LiveScience.com, in 2012 the U.S. had 48,000 cases of whooping cough, compared to only 10,000 cases annually back in 1965.  (The historical low for the U.S. was in 1981, when there were only 1,248 cases.) 

Researchers have attributed the cause of today’s unprecedented rise in cases of whooping cough to the poor quality of the vaccine being given to children. 

Some researchers now claim a new whooping cough vaccine developed in 1991 to help avoid vaccine side effects (which can include catatonic stupor, in cases of the pertussis vaccine) turned out to be too weak.  But the 1991 vaccine is still being used.

While still other researchers claim the whooping cough bug itself – known as Bordetella pertussis -- is mutating, and that the vaccine in current use no longer provides anywhere near the same protection against it because of the mutations.

Regardless of the reason, the fact of the matter is that whooping cough has been back on the rise again for the past 13 years, and tens of thousands of people annually in the U.S. alone are becoming infected.  What’s more, other nations are seeing the same kind of dramatic increase in cases of whooping cough.

So is colloidal silver an effective natural remedy for whooping cough? 

We’ll discuss the evidence in just a moment.  But first, it’s important to know exactly what whooping cough is, and why it’s so potentially harmful (and occasionally even deadly). 

What is Whooping Cough?

According to data on the Centers for Disease Control website, “Whooping cough -- or pertussis -- is a very serious respiratory (in the lungs and breathing tubes) infection caused by the pertussis bacteria. It causes violent coughing you can’t stop. Whooping cough is most harmful for young babies and can be deadly.”

According to HealthLine.com, “Whooping cough is highly contagious as it’s transmitted through airborne droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. It’s cyclical with peaks in cases appearing every three to five years.”

In other words, it’s transmission from person-to-person is somewhat like the flu.  But the symptoms – which can include unstoppable coughing, gasping for breath, difficulty breathing, and even turning blue from lack of oxygen – can be far more severe than the flu.

Indeed, according to the online Health and Homestead page, a whooping cough infection can be an extremely frightening and potentially life-threatening experience:

“Whooping cough (pertussis) bacteria strips out all the hair in the throat and bronchial tubes. Once these are gone, any mucus (which you always have) slips down into the bronchial tubes. You gag, breath in, and suddenly have to cough repeatedly to bring up the less-than-exciting subject of excess mucus.

While the individual is out of air, he or she coughs repeatedly, turning red in the face, then from lack of oxygen can turn blue, and then from the strain of coughing, turns gray for a second or two. Then comes the trademark “whoop” as the afflicted individual gasps for fresh oxygen.
                 
Once the hair is gone from the windpipe, you are at the mercy of your wisdom in treating this disease. Figure on facing six weeks of horrible coughing and six months until normalcy returns once those hairs have grown back.”

That most definitely does not sound like fun. 

Colloidal Silver and Whooping Cough

Unfortunately, I can’t find a single documented medical study demonstrating that oral use of colloidal silver is effective against whooping cough, aka pertussis.

Yet if you do a Google search for “colloidal silver whooping cough” you’ll find 17,600 results from websites claiming colloidal silver is indeed effective for this malady (but citing no clinical studies).  I did find a handful of very interesting testimonials, which I’ll quote from below, and comment on, in just a moment.

Additionally, according to a chapter in the Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, whooping cough was one of the 109 diseases that colloidal silver was used to treat in the early 1900’s, before the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs.  However, the medical citation is “J. Mark Hovell in the British Medical Journal, Dec. 15, 1917.” 

Looking up that particular old citation, I found that it was not from a clinical study at all, but instead, from a short article in the British Medical Journal that stated, “Colloidal silver has also been used successfully in septic conditions of the mouth (including pyorrhea alveolysis – Rigg’s disease), throat (including tonsillitis and quincies), ear (including Menier’s symptoms and closure to Valsalva’s inflation), and in generalized septicemia, leucorrhea, cystitis, whooping cough and shingles.

So that’s quite an old medical journal citation, and there’s no way to know if the silver was used orally, intravenously, or through inhalation, etc., when used for whooping cough.  No dosage information is given, either.

In a 2010 article, Russia’s premiere newspaper, Pravda, makes the following claim:

“The best natural remedy against whooping cough, colds, and flu is the age old remedy of colloidal silver. The metal silver in its colloidal state can be safely consumed and used in the body. Bacteria and viruses cannot develop resistance to silver.

Silver disables a vital enzyme and mechanism in all bacteria, viruses, and pathogens so that they cannot survive. It is good to take a few teaspoons of colloidal silver daily to maintain health. More colloidal silver should be taken if experiencing illness.”

And in a 2012 news article published in the nationwide Grit newspaper, colloidal silver is mentioned as a natural “option” for treating whooping cough.

The earthclinic.com site also recommends colloidal silver as a natural healing adjunct for whooping cough. As one reader on that site commented: 

My sixteen year old came down with whooping cough six weeks ago. Yes he was vaccinated and had a booster. After lots of research I learned that 90% of whooping cough patients had the vaccine. What really helped our son was vitamin C and colloidal silver.  It minimizes symptoms.”

And here’s a testimonial from the website of TheSurvivalDoctor.com:

“My four year old had whooping cough at 17 months. It took about 6 weeks to get a diagnosis. I started using colloidal silver in a nebulizer after learning that the pertussis bacteria reproduces in the area at the back of the nose.

The treatments, which I did several times a day, as well as when he was sleeping, dramatically reduced the frequency and intensity of the coughing spells. You could probably achieve the same result with a colloidal silver nasal spray.

I also treated 5 of my other unvaccinated children who had mild coughs, though not officially diagnosed. As far as infants go, I would use a colloidal silver nasal spray once or twice daily if there is any chance of exposure.”

(As an aside, you can learn about how people use colloidal silver in a nebulizer – which atomizes the liquid and allows you to inhale it into the lungs as a mist – here.  And you can see how people use colloidal silver as a nasal spray in the short video, here.)

Doing some additional research, I found this testimonial about colloidal silver and whooping cough at the Utopia Silver site:

“My youngest son is very susceptible to just about every virus and germ known to man, I think. He had whooping cough about 2 years ago. We treated the usual way with antibiotics from the doctor... two months later he was still coughing and wheezing.

Then, last spring he somehow contacted it again. We caught it very early on and had the diagnosis confirmed by a doctor, that he truly had whooping cough for a SECOND time. We gave him as much colloidal silver as we could, including a nasal spray of it, as the back of the nose is where the whooping cough virus likes to hide.

Within 36 hours there was no trace of a wheeze or whoop in him. His pediatrician couldn't believe it as I handed him back his prescription for erythromycin 2 days later and my son had a clean retest for the virus. He just couldn't believe that 2 days before a test had confirmed it and it was now totally gone.”

That’s an impressive testimonial.  Only one thing that bothers me:  The dosage information is quite inadequate.  The parent states, “We gave him as much colloidal silver as we could, including a nasal spray of it, as the back of the nose is where the whooping cough virus likes to hide.”

I don’t know what “We gave him as much colloidal silver as we could” means.  It could mean a couple of ounces a day over several days.  Or a couple of pints.  I wish people would be more precise when relating their personal accounts and experiences, so that others can benefit more directly from the information. 

On an Associated Content news site, I found another colloidal silver testimonial in an article about the dramatic rise in pertussis (whooping cough) infections. The reader commented as follows:

“I stopped the choking cough by using colloidal silver solution (3 ppm- 1/2 mL, 4x per day). I am an adult. The severe coughing, choking, and vomiting spells began on a Saturday and, finding no help from my doctor, on the second evening (Sunday) I began to take the colloidal silver solution by mouth. I would just let it sit in the back of my throat until I swallowed naturally.

 I also began to take Elderberry capsules 2x per day. I also put some drops of colloidal silver in each ear to assure I would not get earaches. By that night I had only one coughing spell and it was not very severe. By the next day I had maybe two coughing fits all day. By Tuesday I no longer had any coughing fits at all.

I have not had a return of symptoms although I plan to continue taking the silver and Elderberry for two weeks (until 12/26/09) just in case. I now feel completely fine. Hope this works for you.”

Once again, there’s something wrong with the above testimonial in my view, as it advocates as a dosage “1/2 mL, 4x day.”  That would be a small fraction of a single teaspoon – actually less than ¼ teaspoon – taken four times a day. 

Maybe that would work for a child.  But it’s hardly a worthwhile or efficacious amount of silver, considering it’s an adult who wrote the testimonial and took the silver. 

So I don’t know if that’s a typo, or an overly conservative colloidal silver user, or if maybe she failed to say she was using the colloidal silver in a nebulizer and breathing it into her lungs (a process in which only very small amounts of colloidal silver are needed, generally speaking). 

I just find it difficult to believe that such a small dose of colloidal silver taken orally would have had any beneficial effects at all against whooping cough in an adult.  But…with colloidal silver stranger things have happened.  It’s often said to be a “miracle” substance by those who use it

As I continued to research the subject, I came across another testimonial – on a completely different website -- that appears to be from the same woman who wrote the one directly above.  Thankfully, this version fills in a few more details:

“I just wanted you to know what I did to help my whooping cough. I am a 54 year old woman. The severe coughing spells began Saturday December 12th. I vomited several times the first night, and then by the next morning and afternoon I had severe "pins and needles" pains on my skin of the upper back and chest.

Anyway, on the Sunday (the second) evening I began to take .5 mL of colloidal silver solution by mouth (3 ppm) 4 times per day.  I would just let it sit in the back of my throat until I swallowed naturally.

I also began to take Elderberry capsules 2x per day. By that night I had only one coughing spell and it was not very severe. By the next day I had maybe two coughing fits all day, and very minor "pins and needles" feeling. By Monday I no longer had any coughing fits at all.

I have not had a return of symptoms. I have continued taking the silver and Elderberry for two weeks. But I feel fine. Hope this works for you.” —B. Blockerson

So it appears the woman simply held small amounts of colloidal silver at the back of her throat as long as she could, and then swallowed, four times per day.  And perhaps that – along with the elderberry capsules (which are said to be anti-viral) – was the key to being able to use such a small amount.  The back of her throat might have been the site of the main colony of pertussis bacteria. 

On the other hand, the woman also doesn’t specifically say she was ever officially diagnosed with whooping cough.  She merely says, in the first version of her testimonial above, that she found “no help” from her doctor. 

Another Interesting Account

Are there any other interesting first-hand accounts of using colloidal silver against whooping cough?  Indeed there are, including this one which I recently saw posted on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community page on Facebook:

“My daughter got whooping cough last December. It was either 10 days of antibiotics, or moms’ old fashioned way with colloidal silver. I was also to keep her home for 10 days.

She drank 8ozs of silver per day for two days. 16ozs total.  By the third day?  It was ALL gone, and I could have sent her back to school, but by law, I had to keep her home for another 8 days.

I now use silver on my whole family every day, including, and especially my 4 dogs. I used a regimen of silver and another supplement to eradicate Lyme disease in my 'Forever Foster Dog'.  3 months.  Gone.  Same for horses.  I LOVE colloidal silver!!!!” – B.L.J.

Do keep in mind that whooping cough can be extremely serious in young children.  And if left untreated, or improperly treated, in serious situations it can result in permanent lung damage or worse.  That’s why, particularly when very young children are involved -- I always recommend a doctor’s care immediately. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control web page on pertussis:  “Whooping cough can even be deadly.  From 2000 through 2014, there were 277 deaths from whooping cough reported in the United States. Almost all of the deaths (241 of the 277) were babies younger than 3 months of age, who are too young to be protected against whooping cough by getting the shots.”

That’s interesting.  But it’s also odd, because another Centers for Disease Control web page states that children are given their first pertussis vaccines – the five dose so-called DTaP vaccines – starting at age two months. 

Could it be the pertussis shots, which are given at two months, are the cause of the whooping cough infections that tend to kill babies at three months old?

Regardless, because victims of whooping cough are often young children, I’d certainly recommend you take them to see the doctor at the very first signs of the disease.  

As the Centers for Disease Control website on pertussis states, “Your baby can catch whooping cough from adults, grandparents, or older brothers or sisters who don’t know they have the disease. New moms with whooping cough can give it to their newborn babies.”

Nevertheless, if doctor's care is unavailable due to an unforeseen crisis, such as an unexpected collapse of the health care system, or some type of weather crisis such as flooding, earthquake etc., it's good to know that colloidal silver has worked for others against whooping cough (pertussis), in both children and adults. 

In a crisis situation, colloidal silver may well turn out to be our best all-natural first-line of defense against the dread pertussis pathogen!

But please understand:  I’m no doctor.  So I’m not prescribing here.  I’m just reporting on what I’ve read or heard from others. 

If anyone reading this article has used colloidal silver successfully to help the body heal a bona-fide, genuinely diagnosed case of whooping cough, please go to the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook and post a comment letting us know how much you used, how often you used it, how long you used it for, and what your results were.

Who knows?  The more documentation we can find on this subject might just trigger researchers to do some real clinical research so we can have some definitive answers. 

Meanwhile, I find it fascinating that so many people have had success using colloidal silver against the pertussis/whooping cough pathogen.

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Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge allows you to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart.

Compare that to major health food store brands of colloidal silver, which usually cost between $20 and $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle, and you’ll see that the savings are astonishing. 

In fact, compared to health food store prices for colloidal silver, your very first one-quart batch of micro-particle colloidal silver actually pays for the entire cost the generator. 

Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first time you use it?

Obviously, having the ability to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for only pennies per quart is about as close as you’ll ever get to having "free" colloidal silver for the rest of your life, any time you or a family member, friend or loved one needs it. 

And because the silver particles produced by this amazing breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology are as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer – their effectiveness against colonies of pathogenic microbes is astonishing. 

Because of their extremely small size, the tiny, submicroscopic silver particles are up to 1,000 times more bioavailable than conventional silver particles.  This means the human body is able to absorb 99-100% of the silver, send it throughout the body to kill pathogens, and then excrete it with ease, afterwards.

Plus, it’s now known that these tiny silver micro-particles are able to kill off entire colonies of pathogens with far greater effectiveness than conventional colloidal silver particles, because of the “zombie effect” described in this recent article about brand new research out of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 

Perhaps that’s why so many thousands upon thousands of people absolutely rave over the effectiveness of their homemade micro-particle colloidal silver, as you can see at this web page full of real-life colloidal silver success stories. 

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If you’d like to learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, you can…

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Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,





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