According to WebMD.com, “Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a viral illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs.”
WebMD goes on to say that Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is “most common in children, but can also occur in adults.”
Caused by a virus from the Enterovirus class (which includes Coxsackie A virus) infected individuals can pass the virus to others by coming into close touch with them. Or the virus can be picked up by an individual when he touches an object that’s previously been handled by an infected person.
The initial symptoms generally mimic a cold or flu onset, and can include fatigue, sore throat and fever. But these are usually followed within a few days by sores or blisters on the mouth, hands, feet and sometimes the buttocks.
Will colloidal silver help fight the symptoms of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease? Many people claim it’s worked wonders for them. Here are just a few exciting examples…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
I’ve been using colloidal silver for over 20 years now. And in all of that time I’ve never had the opportunity to use colloidal silver for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.
Nor have I seen any in vivo clinical evidence (i.e., clinical studies conducted on humans) to support the idea that colloidal silver would be useful for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.
Nevertheless, many parents claim colloidal silver worked wonders for them when their children came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Here are just a few examples:
A member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook named Patti R. recently posted the following comment:
“I used colloidal silver to treat my son 24 hrs after onset of hand, foot, mouth disease (a virus). By 36 hours after treating 2-3 times a day of 1 tsp dose and gargling, all blisters in mouth were gone and he was eating!!! Colloidal silver WORKS!!”
When I wrote back and asked her for more details, she replied:
“My son was about 8 yrs old. Symptoms began with a high fever on a Tuesday at 5:00 pm. The following day, when I returned home from work, I saw the blisters in his throat and thought it was strep.
But I took him to the doctor at that time, who then diagnosed it as hand, foot, mouth disease.
When we returned home, I began a dose of 1 tsp silver (swallow) and to gargle and rinse mouth with it also. He had 2 doses that night and 2 before lunch on Thursday. I saw him at lunchtime on Thursday and offered him ANYTHING to eat.....milkshake, anything. He said no, his mouth hurt.
When I returned home from work that afternoon at 5:00 pm, I asked him if there was anything he would like to eat for supper (believing he still couldn't eat). He responded "French fries" and he was back to normal.
My husband and I both have BS degrees, and were teachers in the science fields. I have been using colloidal silver ever since. I would take it when stomach virus would run rampant in the school...I never got sick. I am a very big believer in colloidal silver.”
So apparently, success was obtained by giving the eight year old child three teaspoons full of colloidal silver the day after the outbreak began, and two teaspoons full of colloidal silver the next day. And then the child was back to normal.
More Experiential Evidence
On the EarthClinic.com website (one of my favorite natural health websites), they have a page on “Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Symptoms and Remedies” which states, “Colloidal silver treats the condition and prevents it from returning.”
One of their readers commented:
“I had a friend whose daughter had contracted Hand Foot and Mouth disease at daycare. We had spoken to a few people and someone suggested trying Colloidal Silver. I told her to try it because the doctor would not give her anything.
Within two days her daughter was a lot better and the symptoms of the Hand Foot and Mouth had gone. My friend is still giving her daughter the Colloidal Silver to stop it from coming back. We have looked into colloidal silver and apparently it’s great for all viral infections and internal parasites!”
Another reader commented:
"My 8 year old son contracted Hand/foot/mouth from school...Had large sore blisters on the side of his tongue.
I gave him 2 doses of colloidal silver for two days. It stopped more blisters from forming and the others began to heal immediately.
His older brother is a diabetic and just formed a few spots around his lips - I gave him 1 dose yesterday and today there are no new spots formed. (I ran out of silver so am off to get more!)”
On the Raising Natural Kids blog page on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, one reader wrote in:
“Colloidal silver got rid of the blisters within 24 hours.”
On the Modern Alternative Mama website, a reader commented about her 9-year old son’s case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, saying:
“…my 9 year old son picked this up I’m guessing at the skating rink for a birthday party. He complains of the blisters being itchy as well. We are using colloidal silver and it kept the blisters from spreading. They never made it to his mouth, thank God!! You may want to give it a try.”
On the Wellness and Toys website, in an article titled “Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Treatment and Simple Solutions for Relief,” the author states:
“Colloidal silver fights viruses and can be a good treatment. You can put it in a spray bottle and spray the blisters and you can swish in the mouth and gargle and then swallow to help internally. Most report rapid recovery using colloidal silver.”
And a reader on that same web page commented:
“…as soon as my daughter started with a fever we put her on colloidal silver. A few days later she had a few spots on her legs. Then some on her face, hands, and feet. Thankfully the spots never got very big or bothered her and I know it is because we had her on colloidal silver from the moment she had a fever.
And thankfully it never went around to the rest of us! We also put silver on each spot as well. After seeing what some other kids went through, hers was nothing compared to what it could have been!”
On the From Faye blog, in the comments on an article about Natural Treatments for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, one reader stated:
“My 9 year old has this at the moment. Monday, his hands had blisters. Tuesday, his feet. Wednesday, his legs. This morning, his arms and stomach. I'm afraid tomorrow they will be in his mouth. We are now trying colloidal silver. I will update to let you know how/if it works.”
Five days later that same reader commented again:
“The colloidal silver kept the blisters from spreading any further! No mouth sores!!!”
So there are clearly some interesting experiential success stories demonstrating that colloidal silver is indeed helpful for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks.
Of course, this should not surprising, since Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks are caused by a virus, and thousands of colloidal silver users worldwide have testified that colloidal silver has been extremely effective against a wide variety of other types of viral outbreaks, including:
I have to emphasize here that there’s practically zero clinical research evidence for the use of colloidal silver against viral outbreaks such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Nor is there much in vivo clinical evidence (i.e., human studies) for the use of colloidal silver against any other type of viral outbreak, either.
But if you click on the above links, you can read the articles associated with each type of viral outbreak mentioned, and there you’ll see that in spite of the dearth of clinical evidence, people nevertheless swear by the use of colloidal silver for such viral outbreaks.
Treating Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
With Colloidal Silver
For topical viral outbreaks such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, as well as others, many people tell me they’ve had great success using a good topical commercial colloidal silver gel product such as ASAP Ultimate Skin & Body Care Gel with 24 ppm colloidal silver, or Curad Silver Solution First Aid Antimicrobial Gel with 55 ppm silver chloride.
Both of the above-mentioned commercial colloidal silver gel products are available on Amazon.com. What’s more, the Curad Silver Solution First Aid Antimicrobial Gel, which is made by the famous band-aid maker, is often available at Walgreen’s pharmacies, as well.
You can also make your own homemade high-quality colloidal silver gel by mixing liquid colloidal silver and aloe vera gel together, as demonstrated in the following video: Make Your Own Colloidal Silver Gel and Colloidal Silver Soap
If you can’t obtain a good, commercial colloidal silver gel for the topical treatment, or make your own colloidal silver gel, you can always apply any standard liquid colloidal silver product topically, using either a pump spray bottle to spray the topical outbreaks four or five times a day and allowing it to air dry, or simply by applying some liquid colloidal silver to a cotton ball and dabbing it gently onto the viral blisters multiple times a day and allowing it to air dry.
However, many people swear by the topical gels for the viral skin outbreaks, since the gel tends to keep the silver in direct contact with the skin eruptions for a longer period of time compared to simply spraying them with a liquid colloidal silver product.
Obviously, never give anyone colloidal silver gel internally. It’s for topical use only. For internal colloidal silver use such as described in the earlier testimonials, most people turn to a good, commercial liquid colloidal silver product, such as Sovereign Silver or ASAP Colloidal Silver Solution (the two most popular brands in America), both of which are available on Amazon.
Or, rather than paying $20 to $30 per tiny four-ounce bottle of commercial brands of colloidal silver, you can always make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
Internal (Oral) Dosages
As for internal dosages of liquid colloidal silver, most adults who have experienced bouts of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease tell me they’ve taken one ounce of 10 ppm strength liquid colloidal silver, orally, up to four times a day during the course of the outbreak, while also treating any topical skin eruptions with a good colloidal silver gel product as mentioned above.
Children are usually given one-quarter the adult oral dosage, or between two to four teaspoons full daily for several days until the viral outbreaks clear up.
I have to admit, I’m always reluctant to comment on giving colloidal silver orally to young children, because of liability. You just don’t know when a child might be allergic to internal colloidal silver usage. So parents need to be aware, and watch for the tell-tale signs of a silver allergy, i.e., reddish skin rashes.
Allergic reactions to colloidal silver are extremely rare; I’ve only heard of one case in a child, and one case in an adult, in over 20 years of interviewing literally thousands of colloidal silver users for my book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual. But as rare as they are, allergies to colloidal silver can indeed happen, resulting in reddish skin rashes that generally go away within 24-48 hours after oral colloidal silver usage is discontinued.
Another point to keep in mind is that children's bodies are still in development, so they're quite different compared to an adult body. Functions that are fully formed in adults -- such as the mechanism for transporting, utilizing and afterwards excreting silver -- might not be fully formed or fully functional in young children.
So it’s important, in my opinion, not to give colloidal silver orally to young children on a regular daily basis for long periods of time. My personal layman’s opinion is to take the child to a licensed naturopath (i.e., natural health doctor) who’s experienced in colloidal silver usage.
The naturopath can properly diagnose the child, prescribe the proper dosage of colloidal silver and then monitor the child to make sure the dosage is working well and there's no other problems developing.
Nevertheless, I know that many, many parents give their children colloidal silver as their "go to" remedy for childhood infections. I did so myself when my children were young, on an occasional “as needed” basis.
As an example, here’s a testimonial from a mother of a six children who's an herbalist studying to be a naturopath. She wrote:
"I'm an herbalist and currently working towards my B.S in Alternative Medicine. I'm quite comfortable using colloidal silver for my 6 children, including my youngest who is 4 1/2 months. I dose it accurately, based on the ppm of the colloidal silver product I’m using and their body weight [learn more about dosing by body weight in the free Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report -- ED) and I only use it 3 times a day for a few days at most on the rare occasion they're ill."
Keep in mind that in the very first testimonial about using colloidal silver for Hand, foot and Mouth Disease earlier in this article, the parent stated they only had to give their eight year old child three teaspoons full of colloidal silver the first day, and two the next, before the child was back to normal. That seems perfectly reasonable to me for an eight year old child.
But please keep in mind I’m not a doctor. So please don’t take anything you’ve read in this article as being “prescriptive” in nature. As a natural health journalist, I’m just reporting on what I’ve learned as I’ve researched this article topic.
Again, my personal position when it comes to childhood infections and colloidal silver is to take the child to a licensed naturopath (i.e., natural health doctor) who’s experienced in colloidal silver usage and allow the expert to diagnose and prescribe.
How to Make Your Own
Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver
Whether you use colloidal silver topically and/or internally to help get rid of viral warts…or as a daily prophylactic to help ward off colds, flu and other upper respiratory infections (learn more, here)…or for more serious and potentially life-threatening infections (see here)…or for its many other healing and immune-boosting benefits (see here)… one thing you likely know for sure is that it’s quite expensive to buy from health food stores.
Indeed, in most major health food stores colloidal silver usually costs between $25 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But owning a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge allows you to make your own superior-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart. Yes, I said 36 cents per quart.
That’s just a tad over a penny per ounce, compared to the outrageous $7 to $8 per ounce charged for colloidal silver in health food stores!
In fact, compared to health food store prices of colloidal silver, your very first one-quart batch of micro-particle colloidal silver virtually pays for the entire cost your new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator!
You see, a full quart of ionic colloidal silver consists of eight of those tiny four-ounce bottles you can buy at health food stores for around $30 a bottle. That means you’d have to pay up to $240 for a full quart of colloidal silver in a health food store.
But you can spend about that same amount of money on a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge – the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator -- and make quart after quart after quart of superior-quality colloidal silver for the rest of your life, for about 36 cents apiece!
Do you know of any other product that pays for itself virtually the very first time you use it?
It’s quite literally as close as you can come to enjoying free colloidal silver for the rest of your life, because you’re making it yourself for the same tiny cost the big colloidal silver manufacturers make it for before distributing it to health food stores where it’s marked up by a whopping 60,000%! (Learn more here.)
Making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart allows you to use colloidal silver any time you need, or even give it away to family members, friends or loved ones who need it, without giving cost a second thought.
That’s one good reason so many thousands upon thousands of people absolutely rave about their Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, as you can see at this web page full of real-life reviews, testimonials and colloidal silver success stories.
Discover How Easy It Is…
If you’d like to learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, you can…
- Read how unbelievably simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, here.
- Learn why the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator, here.
- Find out how to save a whopping $100 on a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, here.
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,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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