Treating Psoriasis with Colloidal Silver
What is colloidal silver?
Just like the name suggests, colloidal silver is a product with tiny particles of the metal silver combined with a fluid or otherwise known as a colloidal base. Yes you thought right, the same metal silver, which is worn as jewelry! The all natural tiny silver particles are capable of fighting different bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses thus making them a popular choice for people looking for alternate therapies for common health issues. It has recently become a popular remedy to treat all kinds of skin diseases and conditions. Apart from being natural antibiotic, colloidal silver has healing properties therefore it can stimulate the healing process of damaged tissues and also wounds, burns and infection on the skin surface. It acts as an antiseptic also but unlike other antiseptics doesn’t burn on the skin because it only kills the germs on the wound whereas common antiseptics kill the surrounding skin cells also, causing the burning sensation.
How you can benefit from colloidal silver for psoriasis
Psoriasis is widely known as a skin disease but that’s just part of it. The disease actually starts inside the body before its symptoms are seen on the skin surface. It is actually an immune system disorder where the skin cells are produced faster than the normal rate but the dead skin cells are not shed at the same rate, causing the dead cells to pile up on the skin surface in the form of red patches, which are called plaques. Plaques on scalp and in nails are comparatively more itchy and painful and difficult to treat.
Few signs of psoriasis known as psoriatic arthritis are:
- Swelling in joints, mainly in knees, elbows and ankles.
- Red patches of skin.
- Scaling spots.
- Itching, burning or soreness.
Using colloidal silver for psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic condition making its patient dependent on medicine for a long period of time. Medicines to treat psoriasis are usually very harmful and contain a lot of side effects including cancer. Therefore people are now turning to home remedies to cure their condition. One such remedy is the use of colloidal silver. There are a lot of success stories out there of using colloidal silver for psoriasis. People even claim it works faster and better than the heavy pharmaceutical medications.
How to use colloidal silver for psoriasis
Colloidal silver is available in the form of soaps, lotions and ointments to apply directly to the affected skin patches and reapplied in a few hours to keep the dry skin patches moist. Liquid colloidal silver is also consumed and gives the same desired results. To benefit the most, hold the solution in the mouth for approximately 30 seconds before swallowing. This helps in quicker absorption of silver ions by the body tissues. There is a feared side effect of consuming the liquid colloidal silver that it causes argyria, which is a permanent discoloration of skin. The side effect usually occurs when either the silver is not in its pure form or the recommended dose is exceeded.