Can Colloidal Silver Relieve Hemorrhoids?

A senior couple with electrobikes cycling outdoors on a road in park in autumn - Can Colloidal Silver Relieve Hemorrhoids?According to Mayo Clinic, “nearly three out of four adults will have hemorrhoids from time to time,” but can colloidal silver help?

Hemorrhoids are painful, itchy, and can be nearly unbearable, and can keep you from doing the things you love. And when hemorrhoids don’t clear up on their own, the thought of a doctor surgically removing it can be…well…quite harrowing and nerve-wracking, to say the least.

The good news is, many folks have used colloidal silver to help reduce the inflammation, pain, and itching from hemorrhoids with astonishing success!

Below, you’ll find some simple, common-sense things you can do every day to help reduce the chances of developing hemorrhoids, and you’ll also read about three different ways folks have reported using colloidal silver to successfully help them clear up mild to moderate cases of hemorrhoids.

Here’s what you need to know…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

As many of us are aware, dealing with a case of hemorrhoids can border on misery. Often called “piles” due to the protruding inflammation so common to the condition, the discomfort caused by the enlargement of rectal tissues, combined with the pain and itching (and sometimes bleeding) can make a person dread even mundane, everyday tasks.

Not only are hemorrhoids very common, the risk of developing them increases with age. Mayo Clinic says:

“…. As you age, your risk of hemorrhoids increases. That’s because the tissues that support the veins in your rectum and anus can weaken and stretch. This can also happen when you’re pregnant, because the baby’s weight puts pressure on the anal region.”

So What Causes Hemorrhoids?

As Mayo Clinic also notes,

“Hemorrhoids have a number of causes, but often the cause is unknown.

…. Hemorrhoids can develop from increased pressure in the lower rectum due to:

  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Sitting for long periods of time on the toilet
  • Having chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Being obese
  • Being pregnant
  • Having anal intercourse
  • Eating a low-fiber diet
  • Regular heavy lifting”

Using Colloidal Silver to Help Heal Hemorrhoids

Several people have told me they use a good commercial colloidal silver gel or colloidal silver cream for hemorrhoids, particularly when over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams aren’t available.

Other folks 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 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 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 or at

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 inexpensively, 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 the affected area of the skin much longer than you could using either of the two alternative methods described above.

Personal Stories: Relieving the Symptoms of
Hemorrhoids with Colloidal Silver!

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….

….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 above 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.

It is important to note: I’m not a doctor, so I can’t prescribe you anything. I’m just reporting on research and anecdotal accounts I’ve found. It’s always important to check with your doctor if you are dealing with a very severe or chronic case of hemorrhoids.

But the bottom line is that experienced colloidal silver users are reporting that colloidal silver works to heal the pain, itching and inflammation associated with their own cases of hemorrhoids. And now you know it, too!

Have You Found Relief from Hemorrhoids Using Colloidal Silver?

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Make Your Own High-Quality Colloidal Silver for Pennies!

Woman using Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver EdgeTypical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.

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The Bottom Line…

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

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
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Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

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