Can Colloidal Silver Heal Vaginal Yeast Infections?
Over the years I have received many questions about whether or not colloidal silver can help heal vaginal yeast infections.
Vaginal yeast infections, most often caused by a few different species of fungus in the candida genus, and can range from mild to complex and difficult to treat.
The good news is – and as many experienced colloidal silver users are aware - colloidal silver has powerful anti-fungal properties!
But can colloidal silver help specifically with vaginal yeast infections?
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
I’m frequently asked about using colloidal silver for vaginal Candida yeast infections.
A lot of women claim they’ve helped their bodies heal persistent or recurring Candida yeast infections, using colloidal silver. Here are a few examples:
“I am a diabetic, and suffer every now and then with yeast infections. I use my fine mist spray bottle at bedtime and after my shower. The itching and burning dissipates almost immediately.”
— D.H., Charleston, WV
Here’s another individual who reports they helped their girlfriend overcome frustrating recurring yeast infections with colloidal silver after they had plagued her for several years:
“I’ve used the colloidal silver I’ve made with your Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator for some 3 to 4 years now. My girlfriend had recurring Candida yeast infections they would clear up with a medical treatment then reoccur in about 3 months. This went on for about 5 years.
So I started her on one teaspoon colloidal silver each 4 days, 3 treatments (12 days) and the yeast was gone. She continued 1 tsp. every month. She has never had a yeast problem since. 3+ years now!”
— L. L., Merced, CA
Here’s a very interesting testimonial, this one from the EarthClinic.com website, in which a woman explains a unique way she beat a terrible vaginal Candida yeast infection:
“I recently came down with the worst yeast infection of my life – and I’ve had a number of them over the years. But for some reason this one would not respond to any of the usual medications. And in fact every time I tried something (like Monostat or ACV douche) it just got worse!
I tried coconut oil and oil of oregano and tons of kefir and pro-biotic pills but all that happened was I got worse. I was actually in so much pained I felt frightened.
But fortunately I did get around to trying the colloidal silver I had on hand. I soaked a tampon in it and inserted it and left it in for five hours. I did this again once a day for a full week and it cured me. It also starts relieving the pain and itching very quickly, like within about 8 hours.”
— Lisa, Burlingame, CA
Here’s another one from the EarthClinic.com website:
“Yes! The colloidal silver seems to be doing the trick! Immediate relief upon applying! Many months of repeat flareups.
And I believe a combination of things lead to the perfect storm. So am in the midst of many changes. Less sugars. Better eating. More exercize. No eating late, especially sweets. Vit C. Calcium citrate. Probiotics. MSN. Sea Kelp (iodone – big help)). Air drying.
But the flare seems to be quieted by the COLLOIDAL SILVER. Hope this proves to finally end the misery so will update at a later date.”
— Martha, El Centro, CA
And another testimonial from the EarthClinic website:
“I was suffering from a Yeast Infection for several days just recently and at my husband’s suggestion I tried Colloidal Silver. All I did was take 2 oz. about 4 times a day and in 2 days it was GONE.
For good measure I continued to take 2 oz. twice per day for a few more days. I haven’t had any silver for about a week now, and everything is back to normal.
I have tried all of the pills and creams that the Dr.s have recommended in the past, to no avail, either they simply didn’t work, or caused other problems and STILL didn’t work. I am SO RELIEVED to have found this remedy!”
— Octavia, Knoxville, GA
Colloidal silver appears to work well for systemic Candida yeast infections, as well. Here’s a very interesting testimonial from the EarthClinic.com website:
“My Dad has had a yeast rash for over 50 years. It is mostly on his back and each summer it would cover his back and itch like crazy.
Over the years he has visited every kind of doctor and tried every remedy he could think of trying to find relief. He’s tried every prescription and OTC pills or cream available with no effect and summers were unbearable as the heat made him itch constantly. Each summer he took strong prescription steroids in an effort to manage the itching. (He was also very susceptible to athlete’s foot.)
I recently started researching, and taking, colloidal silver for my cold sores (really helped) and read that several people with systemic yeast infections had amazing results with it. I thought it might do him so good, so my Mom bought some online from a reputable laboratory and he started taking a few tablespoons each morning after he brushed his teeth.
I warned him that since he has had this rash for 50 years it might take 3-6 months before he noticed any improvement. But within a short few weeks he started having more energy and noticed that his constant heartburn was gone and he wasn’t as itchy. Within a month his back seemed completely cleared, he didn’t itch at all, and his issues with horrible indigestion (much gas and bloating) had drastically improved.
For the first time in over 50 years, he hasn’t had any symptoms of athlete’s foot or his back rash despite a very hot summer. Also, he usually catches every cold, cough, or virus that goes around… Yet last winter he only had a mild cold once or twice.
We started to realize that he has probably had a systemic yeast infection for many years that caused leaky gut and compromised his overall immune system.
Out of desperation, he tried colloidal silver for his back rash, but ended up with AMAZING results of more energy, less illness, normal digestion and gas issues, and no rashes. (He will continue to take it daily until he hits the 12 month mark since he’s had it for 50 years and he wants to be completely sure that he kills off all of the yeast and not just the symptoms. ) Good luck to all!!”
— L.A.N., Kansas City, MO
Here’s one more testimonial on using colloidal silver for helping clear up a systemic Candida yeast infection:
“I used colloidal silver to fight a systemic yeast infection that had been a problem for most of my adult life. It had become more severe with age.
The internist suggested some foods that could be part of the problem – sugar, sweets and alcohol. My gynecologist prescribed a medication that worked until it was gone and then the yeast was back.
A book from the health food store listed many things I should do and foods that I should avoid. This was better help than anything else, but the yeast infection problem persisted.
Then I was convinced to try the colloidal silver. I took a couple of tablespoonfuls first thing in the morning before any other food or even water. I waited an hour after this before taking anything else by mouth.
At first, this was a little too much colloidal silver and I cut back to one spoonful. I am now taking 2 spoonfuls again. I still stay away from the foods suggested in the book, but I am pretty much free from the annoying burning, itching rash, etc. connected with a systemic yeast infection.
I thought I would never be rid of all the bothersome symptoms, but thanks to colloidal silver, I am.”
— P. Woods, Warren, MI
Finally, here’s an interesting testimonial from the UtopiaSilver.com website:
“I, too checked out colloidal silver on advice from a friend, when i was being attacked from the inside by yeast. I had developed Candida from a combination of pregnancy and lifestyle and was experiencing a total shutdown of my immune system, due to steroid and antibiotic therapy. It was a mess!
I tried the colloidal silver and not only did my symptoms go away but wrinkles went away on my face! Now I use it for everything. With a dose of acidophilus I feel balanced and am balanced with my intestinal flora. I suggest it to all my friends.”
As you can see, according to the personal experiences shared above, colloidal silver appears to be very effective against both vaginal and systemic Candida yeast infections.
But are there any clinical studies to back up these claims? You bet there are!
Clinical Studies Show Silver Kills Candida, Handily
It’s important to understand that clinical studies have demonstrated silver to be very effective against Candida – in some cases even more effective than some prescription anti-fungal drugs that are regularly prescribed for Candida.
Here’s an interesting article about one such study, which also contains some dosage ideas for those considering trying colloidal silver for Candida:
- New Study Proves Colloidal Silver Decimates Fungal Pathogens; Even Superior to Popular Anti-Fungal Drugs (Feb 17, 2009) – The Silver Edge
And here’s a study in which the researchers refer to silver as “an upcoming therapeutic agent for drug-resistant Candida infections.”
Another study demonstrated the method by which colloidal silver kills Candida fungus, by softening up and then penetrating the biofilms that colonies of Candida fungus use to protect themselves. See:
- Study: Silver Helps Stop Candida Albicans from Forming Protective Biofilms (and Busts Through Existing Fungal Biofilms)
Even the oral form of Candida – called Thrush, or Thrush Mouth – has been demonstrated in clinical studies to be killed by colloidal silver. See:
- Oral Thrush and Dental Stomatitis: Preliminary Research to Determine if Silver Nanoparticles in Mouthwash and Dentures Might Stop These Infections
Finally, colloidal silver has been demonstrated both clinically and through numerous anecdotal accounts to obliterate not just Candida fungus, but many different types of fungal infections. See:
As you can see, even medical science demonstrates silver to be effective against Candida yeast.
A Potential Colloidal Silver Protocol for Healing Vaginal Yeast Infections
In my book, the Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, you’ll find a chapter discussing a protocol for healing vaginal Candida Yeast infections, as recommended by natural health advocate Shirley Hull, who runs a popular natural health retreat in FL.
But I’ll summarize it, for you, here:
Hull recommends that women with persistent or severe vaginal Candida yeast infections drink 2-4 ounces of 10 ppm colloidal silver in divided doses throughout the day, until the Candida infection is abated. (Should only take a few days to a week at most.)
She also recommends making a simple douche out of four ounces of water and four capsules of any good, probiotic supplement, and douching each morning or evening (whatever is convenient) with an ounce or so of the mixture, to help re-establish colonies of beneficial microbes in the vaginal tract.
In a personal conversation with yours truly, Shirley Hull stated that if a good probiotic supplement isn’t readily available, a douche consisting of 10-15 mL (one-third to one-half ounce) of plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt with active cultures of beneficial bacteria can be substituted for the probiotic douche mentioned above. (Yes, she said douching with plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt can take the place of a probiotic douche.)
Hull says performing this combination therapy – oral doses of colloidal silver, plus the vaginal douche of probiotics or unflavored yogurt with active cultures – for a few days to a week at the very most can knock out a vaginal Candida infection very quickly, and perhaps more importantly, help prevent it from returning.
(As a post-script to this recommendation from Shirley Hull, a medical doctor named Aviva Romm recommends inserting a capsule of a good probiotic supplement directly into the vagina, rather than adding it to water and making a douche with it. She recommends Women’s Fem Dophilus by Jarrow Formulas, for the probiotic. She writes, “To insert the capsule, use your fingers the way you’d insert a tampon, and gently push the capsule back the length your finger will go or until you feel resistance – whichever comes first. You may want to wear a light pad if you do this treatment during the day, or do this before bed and let it dissolve and do its work while you’re sleeping.”)
Finally, Shirley Hull recommends taking a good oral probiotic supplement each day during the entire time colloidal silver is being consumed, and for at least a week or two afterwards – this, to help re-establish large enough colonies of beneficial microbes in the intestinal tract so they can keep Candida yeast from re-colonizing and reaching infectious levels again. If a good probiotic supplement isn’t available, unflavored yogurt with active cultures can be eaten orally each day, instead.
So, basically, it appears the magic formula is to:
1.) Drink 2-4 ounces of 10 ppm colloidal silver in divided doses throughout the day, for several days to a week, to help the body kill off colonies of Candida yeast in the intestinal and vaginal tracts
2.) Once daily during this time, and for a week or two afterwards, take normal oral doses of a good probiotic supplement, in order to help re-establish colonies of beneficial microbes in your body’s 21 feet worth of intestinal tract so they can fight off potential Candida re-growth
3.) Douche twice daily with either a good probiotic supplement as described above (or, simply insert a capsule of probiotic directly into the vagina, as described above), or, douche with plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt, in order to help re-establish colonies of beneficial microbes in the vaginal tract, itself.
Overall, Hull says, colloidal silver, when used responsibly, is a safe, natural way to help your body heal from a vaginal Candida yeast infection. And the oral as well as vaginal probiotics are necessary for helping re-establish healthy colonies of beneficial microorganisms in both the intestinal tract as well as in the vaginal tract – this, in order to help prevent any further recurrence of the Candida yeast infection.
It’s called competitive inhibition. Once colloidal silver helps the body kill off the Candida yeast, the beneficial microbes establish colonies that compete against the formation of new colonies of Candida yeast. The benefit of doing so is that recurrent Candida yeast infections become a thing of the past.
Can You Douche With Colloidal Silver?
Some years back a woman called to tell me she’d tried douching with undiluted colloidal silver in order to stop a persistent vaginal Candida yeast infection. She said when used as a douche, the undiluted colloidal silver irritated the tender tissues in her vaginal tract, making the procedure too uncomfortable to repeat.
However, other women have told me they’ve had success against vaginal Candida infections simply by douching with colloidal silver, but they significantly diluted it first. With that in mind, here’s an interesting idea I found on the YeastInfection.org website for vaginally douching with colloidal silver in order to help the body stop a Candida yeast infection.
“Colloidal silver is a mixture of microscopically small pure silver particles suspended in water. When applied topically to the vaginal area, colloidal silver when diluted in water can provide immediate relief as it has a marked anti-fungal action.
The usual dosage is to mix ½ – 1 teaspoon of colloidal silver with a glass of tepid pure water (250ml) and use the mixture to douche the vaginal area. Colloidal silver works well when used in this way, or when added to apple cider vinegar as a wash.”
I can’t vouch for that method. And I haven’t seen any testimonials from women who might have used it. So while it might be a super-fast way to help get a vaginal Candida yeast infection under control, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that it won’t do a thing to help the body re-establish its colonies of beneficial microbes that help fight off Candida and prevent yeast infections from coming back.
So following up such a treatment with oral and vaginal doses of a good probiotic supplement (or plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt with active cultures), as described earlier, might be necessary should you decide to try douching with diluted colloidal silver.
If any of this is confusing to you, consider consulting with a good, experienced local naturopath before trying.
Douching with Colloidal Silver/Aloe Vera Gel
Finally, one woman told me she cleared up her vaginal Candida yeast infection simply by using colloidal silver mixed with pure Aloe Vera gel, as a douche, for about a week, while taking oral daily doses of a good probiotic supplement.
While, once again, I can’t vouch for that method, here’s a short video showing how an effective colloidal silver/Aloe Vera gel can be made at home, quickly and easily.
Have You Successfully Healed a Yeast Infection with Colloidal Silver?
If you have a personal experience with healing a yeast infection with colloidal silver, I invite you to join the Colloidal Silver Secrets Group on Facebook to share your story! Your experience might benefit others, as well!
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Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
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The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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