Colloidal Silver and Kids: What You Need to Know

Happy loving family - Colloidal Silver and Kids: What You Need to KnowI get a lot of questions about using colloidal silver safely with kids.

While I can tell you I have read personal stories from many experienced colloidal silver users who have given their kids colloidal silver as a successful “go-to” remedy for infections, there is not, as of yet, any clinical research on this subject.

In this article, I’ll discuss some very important cautions you need to be aware of, and very mindful of, when considering giving colloidal silver to kids. Please give this article a thorough read, as you do not want to miss any of the key information and cautions I’ve included.

Here’s what you need to know…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

I’m frequently asked what the safe and appropriate oral dosages of colloidal silver are for kids.

So far, no one has done any clinical studies to determine what might be safe or appropriate oral dosages of colloidal silver for children.

The big colloidal silver manufacturers used to print the following dosage information on their labels:

  • For adults, one teaspoon per day as a nutritional supplement. If fighting an active infection, up to four to seven teaspoons per day, for up to a week.
  • For kids 12 years old and up, one-half teaspoon per day as a nutritional supplement. If fighting an active infection, one-half teaspoon up to three or four times a day, for up to a week.
  • For kids younger than age 12, one- quarter teaspoon per day as a nutritional supplement. If fighting an active infection, one-quarter teaspoon up to three or four times a day, for up to a week.

But now, most of the big colloidal silver manufacturers have removed that information on children’s dosages from their labels, because of the very important fact that there’s zero clinical research to determine what dosages are really safe for children, and what are not.

Bodies Still In Development

This is further confounded by the fact that children’s bodies are still in development, so they’re quite different from an adult body.

Functions that are fully formed in an adult – such as the mechanism for transporting, assimilating and afterwards excreting silver – might not be fully formed and fully functional in children. We just don’t know, because it hasn’t been studied.

Another issue is that many people want to give colloidal silver to their babies, when they’re sick. But there’s no way to know if a baby has a silver allergy. Silver allergies are extremely rare – some estimate only one out of every 10 million people have such an allergy. But should a very young child have one, and be given colloidal silver, it could be quite uncomfortable, i.e., itching, mild skin rash, possibly hives, etc.

For all of these reasons, and more, I generally recommend parents NOT give their young children colloidal silver, except under the guidance and direction of a good, licensed, holistic-oriented practitioner who’s experienced in such matters, and who can monitor the child, make dosage adjustments as needed, and decide when to discontinue the usage.

I’ll discuss some additional very important cautions in just a moment. So please bear with me. You don’t want to miss the cautions.

But first, recognizing that parents have been giving their young kids colloidal silver for decades, in small amounts, during times of illness, let’s take a look at what some parents say about their method for doing so, their reasons for doing so, and their results:

What Some Parents Do

I recently received the following testimonial from a parent of six children who’s an herbalist studying to be a naturopath. She wrote:

Used Only When Ill, and Dosed According to Body Weight

“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 the colloidal silver accurately, based on the ppm and the child’s body weight, and only use it 3 times a day for a few days at most on the rare occasion they’re ill.”

That’s wise. Very low amounts of colloidal silver, tailored to the child’s body weight, because a child’s body is very small compared to an adult’s body. And it’s only used for a short duration, instead of regularly, because no one really knows the potential long-term consequences of giving a child – especially a very young child – colloidal silver on an ongoing basis.

(You can get a free copy of the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report by email, by clicking the link in this sentence. It explains how to calculate a person’s daily dosage based on their body weight and the ppm (i.e., concentration) of the colloidal silver product you’re using.)

Another parent wrote to say:

Stubborn Cough Caused by Mold in Home

“My son was 6 years old and developed a cough that would not go away. After 4 visits to the doctor and a trip to the emergency room due to an inner ear infection he was diagnosed as becoming asthmatic and was sent home with a puffer.

I started doing research. Mold causes asthma… I discovered the water filtration system I installed under my sink in my kitchen was leaking and lo and behold there was black mold.

After extensive research I ordered 15 parts per million colloidal silver nasal spray off of Amazon, and when we got it, I give it to him four times a day spaced out throughout the day, and I swear to the Lord above at knocked it completely out of him within 2 days and he has not been sick since. So obviously a 6-year-old can you use colloidal silver nasal spray.

I also used to buy 40 part per million bottles of colloidal silver. I would put a shot glass worth in a glass of water and have them drink it daily for a week and lay off of it for a month then do it again. None of us have had any adverse effects nor have we turned blue from argyria. LOL”

Another parent wrote about her grandson’s severe breathing problems as follows:

“Colloidal silver saved my 3-month-old grandson. He had breathing problems. They even bought a machine to help with his breathing. Then someone gave my daughter some colloidal silver to try on my grandson. They gave him 1 teaspoonful, 3 times a day for around a month, then reduced it to 2 times, a day and then to once a day.

After the first week they never had to use the nebulizer again. They had just purchased one because he was on it so much. I can get more exact details from my daughter if needed. He is 18 now, healthy as ox, plays football, basketball and the picture of health. Thanks to whoever gave my daughter the colloidal silver. We use it for everything.”

Here’s another testimonial I was sent, about giving children colloidal silver when they’re unusually sick with something like food poisoning:

“Colloidal silver helped my family of 13 get through a nasty tummy bug infection. My older daughter got it first and was sick for 24 hours straight, throwing up every 30 min and was in a ton of pain.

So I started everyone on the SILVER, figuring it was food poisoning or something. Adults got 1 tsp 7x a day. Kids got 1tsp 5x a day.

The next kid was sick for maybe only 8 hours. The next one threw up only once and was better within 4 hours. Everyone else was built up on the silver by this time and got maybe sore joints but no more throwing up.

So 9 kids in all, but only the oldest who hadn’t received the colloidal silver before getting sick took it hard.

I swear by this stuff. It kills bugs if taken right away…it attaches to the germ virus and destroys them…Love it, I take one tsp a day for maintenance now! HOPE THAT HELPS.”

One more testimonial, this one from a grandmother who gives her grandkids colloidal silver, from time-to-time:

“My grandchildren are 8, 6 and 4 and I give them a quarter teaspoon when they are sick two to three times a day. In my personal experience it has helped them quite a bit…In fact they are sick far less often which I attribute in part to the silver.”

As you can see, parents and grandparents alike have given their children (or grandchildren) small amounts of colloidal silver for a variety of reasons, and often with very favorable results.

We’ll take a look at some more testimonials from parents and grandparents shortly. But first, let’s take a quick look at this published account of an 11-year-old child with the lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis, whose parents began giving him small amounts of colloidal silver:

Medical Account: An 11-Year-Old Child with Cystic Fibrosis

As I mentioned before, there’s very little clinical information about the use of colloidal silver for kids.

But there is one case I’ve written about previously, which is quite intriguing. In that case, an 11-year-old boy had been battling Cystic Fibrosis – a serious lung disease – since he was two years old. He had grown worse and worse over the years, in spite of intensive medical treatment by his specialists.

Eventually, his prescription medications began to fail, and his constant lung infections became so pronounced, and so uncontrollable, his parents took to the internet and discovered information about colloidal silver.

After familiarizing themselves with colloidal silver, they soon began treating their son with small daily amounts, approximately 1/2 teaspoonful, twice a day.

As the boy’s condition appeared to improve, his doctors decided to monitor his colloidal silver usage. They would later write in an article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, titled Colloidal Silver for Lung Disease in Cystic Fibrosis:

“Over the next three months the patient achieved a sustained improvement in symptoms, which persisted following weaning from oral steroids, nebulized antibiotics and regular asthma medications.”

In other words, thanks to the success of the colloidal silver usage, the boy’s parents were able to start weaning their child off of the harsh prescription drugs. As I wrote in my previous article about this case:

“The boy enjoyed what his doctors called ‘a sustained improvement in symptoms,’ and was able to enjoy a skiing holiday, full participation in school rugby matches and even ‘significant improvements in his golf handicap.’

In other words, the boy went from being barely able to breathe, to returning to an almost normal, active boyhood life!

The child apparently had one further relapse after experiencing a ‘temporary interruption of colloidal silver [usage] for a month.’ Then, according to the doctors, ‘He has remained well for a further six months after resuming colloidal silver, with no other changes in his routine care.'”

In the medical journal article, the doctors, of course, were duly cautious about recommending colloidal silver usage for Cystic Fibrosis patients, even though it was they who had clinically documented the 11-year-old child’s startling recovery from the severe symptoms of the disease.

But the case does show that colloidal silver can be helpful even in very serious situations. And some doctors have had the courage to clinically document such examples.

An Interesting Story from Down Under: Pneumonia

Emily from Australia, wrote me to say she had initially been very skeptical about giving colloidal silver to her kids, who had experienced frequent illnesses.

But after a particularly disconcerting instance in which her children’s pediatrician failed to diagnose a case of pneumonia in one of her four kids, she switched gears and gave colloidal silver a try. Here’s what she wrote:

“I have four children, sons almost 10, 7, 4 and a daughter not quite 3 years old. Friends have always said to me when my children have been sick ‘oh you should give them some colloidal silver.’ I never listened to them.

Unfortunately, last year was one of the worse years for my kids being unwell. My daughter got a chest infection in August to the point that I took her to the E.R of our local hospital where they told me it was only a virus and sent us home.

About 3 weeks later she went downhill to the point that for one week she had temps of 41 celsius [105.8 degrees – ED) and she was sleepy all the time and when she was awake she was crying and miserable.

I took her to the doctor on a Wednesday and she was miserable, high fever, nasty cough, wheezy etc. He checked her out and said ‘Hmmm, well her chest is clear, she has no redness in her ears or throat, so I’m not going give her antibiotics, but if she still has the temps by Friday please bring her back.’

So Friday comes and at 8:30am I am back at the medical centre seeing the doctor. My daughter still has the high temps and this time he says he can hear a slight crackle in her chest, and there is some redness in her throat and ears. He prescribes antibiotics.

By Sunday (I had to go to work) I said to my husband ‘If she doesn’t have any happy moments today we’ll take her to hospital this afternoon. She didn’t improve at all and so we took her before I even finished work. We got to the hospital and they diagnosed pneumonia. We were in hospital for 4 days. I was utterly disgusted that the doctor failed to diagnose it previously.

The icing on the cake was we were hit with a gastrointestinal bug this past Christmas. A few weeks after this my little girl developed a nasty cough and my 4 yr old woke with a high temp.

It was then that I decided to turn to colloidal silver. I gave it to them both. Overnight my son’s high temperature vanished and he was fine.

My daughter, on the other hand, got quite sick in a short period, and my observations can only describe it as the illness was fast-forwarded. I’m talking about an 8 hr course in which she cried nonstop, coughed wheezed and then vomited.

But by the next day she just had a minor cough. As I stated this was my first experience with colloidal silver. Usually an illness like this with her would last weeks, but this time she was only severely ill for the 8 hours, and within a week she was absolutely cough-free and healthy again.

I have also used colloidal silver on my children’s skin (topically). My 4 yr old had been dragged on the carpet by another small child and ended up with carpet burn. I applied colloidal silver and the next morn it was just a graze, no redness or angriness about it.

Basically, I give my kids a tablespoon of colloidal silver in their water 3 times a day when I notice they have a runny nose or sniffle or temperature. If one of them has a sore, I apply it directly to the sore. By giving it orally as I have been, the illness is so minor and lasts for maybe 48 hours.

…I can’t talk highly enough about colloidal silver. We’ve now used it since the beginning of the year, and we’ve not been to the doctor in all of this time. On the other hand, my good friend has taken her son, who is the same age as my daughter, to the doctor countless times and had antibiotics countless times and has even been hospitalized.

I feel 100% confident that we will not be in that situation this year, or ever again. I’ve told my friend about this magic stuff, but she won’t listen. I’ve now gotten to the point that I don’t bother talking about it. I see my Facebook friends state their kids are so sick, or their friends have the flu and are so sick, but now I just don’t bother sharing with them the success we have had in colloidal silver because they don’t bother taking the advice.”

Even More Testimonial Accounts

Here’s a testimonial from a grateful mother who used colloidal silver to help heal her kids’ strep throat:

“Three of my little ones got healed from strep thanks to colloidal silver. They’re ages three years old, and above.

I gave them four eye-droppers full of colloidal silver, five or six times a day.

They gargled with it, then swallowed. Their gargling was pretty fast, since they’re so small. But it still worked!

The infection went away quickly. With colloidal silver we always get healed in less than five days. Colloidal silver has been our ONLY antibiotic for the last 4 years.”

— N.L., Scottsdale, AZ

Many others have also attested to the powerful strep-fighting qualities of colloidal silver For example, Kathy W. from Kansas wrote to say she’d used colloidal silver to help conquer a nasty case of Swine Flu her granddaughter contracted:

“My granddaughter who was with us in church tonight had the swine flu 3 weeks ago, and it was tested and verified at the Drs.

She had a 103 fever, and the Dr gave her a prescription for antibiotics on Friday that they couldn’t get filled until Monday when the pharmacy opened.

Friday night, her temp spiked again at about 2:30 a.m. Her RN mom was at work, and I personally checked her temp.

It didn’t seem right to wait, so I gave her a 1 oz shot glass of fresh micro-particle colloidal silver and a dose of Tylenol. Her fever was gone at 2:45 a.m. and she slept well.

When she was checked again at 6:30 a.m. when her mom got off work, her fever was gone, her sore throat and cough were gone, all lung congestion gone…never came back.

…This is the 12-year-old who traditionally went right into strep throat and pneumonia every year in flu season.

She got the prescription filled Monday, but didn’t take it, she was totally cured thanks to the micro-particle colloidal silver!!

Will H., from Texas, wrote me to say colloidal silver worked on a three-year-old child who was chronically sick with bronchitis, despite many courses of antibiotic drugs. He stated:

“A lady in Oregon that I met has been taking her now 3-year-old daughter to the same doctor since she was 6 months old.

Her daughter was diagnosed at that time with chronic bronchitis and was given antibiotics off and on about 15 times.

AND I’M NOT BSing YOU! It wouldn’t clear up no matter what. She was sick with bronchitis for about 2 1/2 years. It never went away and that child was always sick.

I tried telling her about colloidal silver but she wouldn’t listen. FINALLY in December I couldn’t take it anymore and I gave her an 8 oz bottle free of charge.

I told her to give the baby half a teaspoon at least twice daily. She followed directions and it worked for her…in about 3 weeks her daughter’s condition completely cleared.”

Debbie M. wrote to tell me the following brief story about her 10-year-old with a 102F fever and swollen tonsils:

“When my daughter was 10 years old she came home with a 102 degree temperature, and her tonsils were swollen. The doctor’s office was closed and we lived in the country over an hour away from the nearest hospital.

I gave her a glass of colloidal silver to drink and waited with bated breath for her father to get home to take her to the hospital. But in half an hour’s time the swelling had gone down and so had her fever. Colloidal silver is great and I’ve seen no bad after effects.”

Madeline V. from Florida wrote to tell me about two amazing accounts of healing children with colloidal silver:

“I have two testimonials regarding children and colloidal silver:

The first is regarding a three-week-old infant, the grandchild of a friend, had difficulty breathing and when grandmother opened baby’s mouth wide the throat was red. She called me for help.

I gave her a two-ounce dropper bottle of 10 ppm micro-particle colloidal silver, advising her to put one half drop into each nostril. Then wait a minute or two, and put two drops in the baby’s mouth, one drop at a time.

My friend called me later that day and said she was seeing an improvement. I suggested she continue the regimen once every twelve hours for at least three days. That would be six doses. Then call me.

She never called me back. Of course, I was on pins and needles. When I saw her in church that following Sunday, I said, ‘Hey! How’s the baby?’ She said, ‘Oh, just fine. She’s not having any more problems. I got so busy sewing hats while she was sleeping, I forgot to call you.’ I was so relieved and just laughed.

The second story is about a four-year-old girl, the granddaughter of my former hairdresser. One day, the little girl was visiting my hairdresser, and complained about her throat hurting. My hairdresser called me and asked if colloidal silver was okay to give a four-year-old. I said, “Why not?” I instructed her to give the child a teaspoonful every time she complained about her throat.

But the child, having taken drugstore products in the past, did not want to try colloidal silver, and ran out of the room. Wise grandmother followed explaining it was just water, but the child shook her head ‘no.’ She explained that it tasted just like water but the child shook her head ‘no’ again. She explained it’s a good kind of water, but the child shook her head ‘no’ again.

Grandmother patiently said, ‘OK, will you just come and smell it?’ The child slowly walked toward grandmother and then smelled the dropper. She looked at grandmother and said, ‘I no smell it.’

Grandmother then said, ‘Can I put one drop on your tongue?’ and showed her the amount in the dropper. She said, ‘If you don’t like it you won’t have to take more, okay?’ The child agreed.

Since the first drop was tasteless, she agreed to take a few more drops and before you know it she came back a few hours later for a teaspoonful asking for “the special water” for her throat. The sore throat was healed, and now, every time the grandchild visits, she asks for a few drops of “the special water” and grandmother complies.”

Another person – a grandfather who is familiar with colloidal silver usage – wrote to tell me her two favorite stories of using colloidal silver on kids, one for a facial rash and the other for a painful hot water scald. He stated:

“I actually have two colloidal silver stories to tell you. The first is one about my granddaughter, who is five years old. She kept getting rashes on her face and hands. We tried many things and nothing seemed to clear it up. So before my daughter took her to the doctor, I suggested we try a topical colloidal spray. I make it myself at 6-7 ppm.

I sprayed her rash, and it started to clear up a bit. So I decided to look for the source. Well, her cat Mittens would play in the back yard, and I discovered a weed killer got on the cat’s fur, and in turn, passed it on to her. So whenever the cat came in to the house, I sprayed it with colloidal silver…and the girl’s rash soon disappeared. Both are doing fine.

My second story is about my neighbor’s little boy. He was scalded with hot water in the bath tub. I heard him scream from next door. I rushed over with my trusty bottle of colloidal silver and sprayed him good. Within minutes he was healing. Two days later, you would never know that he had been injured.

I always keep a small pump spray handy. I’ve sprayed it on cuts and scrapes and there is 100% healing every time. If you spray it on burns, there will be no blistering.

Thanks for listening.”

— William T.

Dawn S. wrote to tell me about her child’s ear infection. She stated:

“My daughter had an ear infection when she was a toddler and we put colloidal silver into an eye dropper and administered a few drops directly into her ear every 4 hours or so, for a couple of days, until the infection subsided.

Never took her in to the doctor, but I’ve had four children (she was my tail ender) and I know how to recognize the symptoms of ear infections in kids this age. In addition to the daily drops, I also gave her a teaspoonful orally at the same time.”

Suzanne S. wrote to tell me about her 14-year-old daughter with cold sore flare-ups. She stated:

“My 14-year-old niece and I both get cold sores. When I have a flare-up, I have been taking 2 ounces of colloidal silver, 1,500mg of L Lysine and 500mg of olive leaf extract a day to get rid of the sores.

I swish with the colloidal silver and swallow it down. I also use a cotton swab soaked with colloidal silver on the infected lip two-three times/day. The sore is usually gone in about a week or so – sometimes up to two weeks.

My niece on the other hand has to take Valtrex to get these to clear up. The last time she got a cold sore, I called to tell my sister-in-law about my treatment and how it works for me. She finally gave in and allowed me to give the silver, lysine and olive leaf to her daughter. It worked as I promised it would. She’s a believer now in the power of silver. Now I need to buy a silver machine to make my own.”

James T. wrote to tell me how wonderfully colloidal silver had worked to help clear up his daughter’s acne. He stated:

“My daughter, in her middle teenage years, has been plagued with acne on her face for 2 to 3 years. In the last year it has gotten worse. Her face is dotted with large, angry, red, open wounds because she won’t quit picking at it.

After I received my colloidal silver generator, I thought to give her 3 oz. of about 25 ppm once daily to see if it would be effective against her acne.

Within 3 or 4 days the large red pustules disappeared. Though her acne has not been totally eradicated, what is left are fine pimples across her forehead, a much better improvement than before.

An unexpected event also happened upon starting her daily dosage of colloidal silver. She is very prone to bladder infections and the telltale signs were evident just prior to receiving her first dose of the colloidal silver – stinky urine smell, itchy crotch, etc.

We noticed that about 24 hours after drinking CS, her symptoms started to disappear and have not been a problem since in the 3 months she has been taking the Colloidal Silver.

We are very pleased with her health improvement. This has been a God-send for us.”

Here’s an unusual use sent in by D.L. Hamilton for a child with bleeding gums:

“A six-year-old friend had been eating popcorn. Apparently, a kernel had cut her gum between her teeth, we tried floss to remove the kernel but she was still experiencing pain & slight bleeding.

I then gave her a weakened dose of colloidal silver & asked her to swish it around in her mouth for 2 minutes. After which she had no complaints. We love our generator & the product it makes, thank you.”

Maria from Queens, NY wrote in to say:

Stuffy Nose, Body Aches, Vomiting, Nausea and a 101.5 Fever – “I’m from Queens, New York and last April (2010) my then; 9-year-old niece Alex was home from school not feeling well. She had a stuffy nose, body aches, vomiting, nausea and a 101.5 fever.

My sister took her to the doctor and he did a nasal swab (due to the fact that swine flu was going around at that time), the swab did confirm she had the swine flu and the doctor gave my sister a prescription for antibiotics.

When my sister got home, she told me what the diagnosis was and that she did not want to give her the antibiotics. So I started giving my niece colloidal silver; one tablespoon three times a day for 3 days and then one teaspoon 3 times a day for 2 days.

I noticed results right away. The first day the vomiting stopped and by the third day she was feeling 100% better. By the 5th day there were no signs of her even being sick. I love my colloidal silver and I don’t think anyone should be without it.”

Jill S. wrote in to say:

“Kid’s Diseases” – “We use colloidal silver on my granddaughter who is 6-years-old. Actually we’ve been dosing her for at least a year, but only when she needs it.

It has really helped her get through all the ‘kids’ diseases, ranging from sore throats, earaches, fevers, etc.

It even helped with the chickenpox sores. She loves the “special water” from grandma. We just give her an ounce or two a day while sick and it really does the trick…”

Pam C. wrote in to say that she’s amazed by how quickly colloidal silver healed her five-year-old’s ear infection. She stated:

“I had never heard about Colloidal Silver until I took my 5-year-old to the natural Doc with a double ear infection. He said to go buy some colloidal silver and put drops in her ears and mouth. It healed her ears completely! I was amazed!”

Samantha S. wrote in to say that colloidal silver and chicken soup helped her two-year-old. She stated:

Mystery Ailment – “About a month ago my 2-year-old was starting to come down with something, so along with her vitamin C etc. I gave her 2 small squirts of colloidal silver in the morning and again in evening and she was fine the next day…oh and of course homemade chicken soup with stock!! I don’t recommend silver internally for children to others but in strict moderation I use it.”

Jennifer D. wrote me to say that her five kids are doing great, thanks to colloidal silver:

Chickenpox and Other Childhood Ailments – “I have 5 children, and started using colloidal silver about a year ago now. It cured my daughter’s chickenpox in less than two days (they appeared as spots but never blistered and broke like chickenpox always do).

My kids have not been on antibiotics in over a year, and trust me, with five kids, it always seemed like one of them was getting something. Now we are just healthy people.

My infant daughter had never had a diaper rash since birth and I use colloidal silver in a spray bottle at each diaper change instead of diaper wipes.

My step son flew out for a visit in the summer, and when he got off the plane his eye was so infected that he couldn’t open it. I immediately put silver drops into his eye, and by morning it was fine.

So many cuts and scrapes have been completely healed with colloidal silver, I have never even had a tube of polysporin in my house in over a year. I’ve never experienced that in my parenting career LOL.

I have helped out numerous friends when their kids have been sick, and it makes me feel so good knowing that I have a gift now that can truly provide help to those I love.

I don’t fear sickness anymore. I know that we can handle anything that comes our way. BTW…even though everyone around us was dropping like flies from the H1N1 swine flu, not one member of our 7 person household got sick.”

Another mother, Stephanie C., wrote in to say that colloidal silver helped with a staph infection on her 7-year-old son’s nose. She stated:

“When my son was about 6 or 7 he got staph from a sunburn on his nose. We live on Maui and staph is prevalent.

He scratched his sunburn and it got very infected. His entire nose quickly became swollen and red. Staph multiplies very rapidly. The opening on his nose closed over.

I didn’t waste time – I sat his head on my lap and put a hot compress on his nose. When it opened, I drained it as much as I could then I took a dropper and sat there for a long time slowly dropping silver into his open wound.

I also gave him 2 tablespoons every hour, for probably about 4 hours or so. I made him hold the silver in his mouth for 30 seconds each time.

Within 12 hours my friends, who had seen his nose the day before, were astonished. The next 3 years, whenever I saw a red itchy bump on his leg or torso I gave him 1 Tbs. of silver.

Eventually, the bumps stopped coming. I do not give him silver on a regular basis but when I need it, it works for us.”

A very happy Grandmother wrote in to say that colloidal silver works wonders for her granddaughter’s earaches:

“On 2 different occasions my 8-year-old granddaughter complained that her ears were hurting her. Both times her mother just put 3 drops of colloidal silver in each ear, (made with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator).

She had Breanna lay on her side for at least 10 minutes with each ear facing up so that the silver had time to work and not just run right back out. This was done twice a day for 2 days and the problem was gone.”

A grateful mom wrote to tell me how she used colloidal silver on her 12-year-old son who had a nasty case of the flu. She wrote:

“My 12-year-old son, Ron, came home from school with what appeared to be the flu. He was vomiting, had swollen glands in his neck, and had a fever of 101 degrees. He had lost all sense of appetite, and was unwilling to eat or drink due to the vomiting.

I had read about colloidal silver being helpful with viruses, so I decided to try it. I had a bottle from the local health food store that said the concentration was 10 ppm. I started out by giving my son one tablespoon.

Later that night, I gave him another tablespoon full. And then another a few hours later. He seemed a little better, but not much. At least the vomiting had stopped.

In the morning after he awoke, I gave him another tablespoon. Then I proceeded to give him a teaspoonful every two hours. About halfway through the day his fever broke and he was feeling much better. I didn’t need to give him any more colloidal silver after that, as his recovery was rapid.”

Here’s a short account from mom Beth H. whose oldest son had a large, angry boil:

“My oldest son had a boil the size of a fist causing extreme stabbing pain and the doctor gave him a low-grade antibiotic and refused to lance it despite appearance looking ready to explode.

I received the colloidal silver generator in the mail the next day and immediately made a batch and soaked large gauze pads in the Colloidal Silver to cover the boil.

The next morning a hole had opened the size of a nickel and a mass of infection pulled out with the gauze (also all swelling was gone) – reapplied this treatment several times a day for the next 2 days and the hole that had been a inch deep completely healed over.”

Here’s an account from Marie B. in California who gives her homemade colloidal silver away to her neighbors:

Chronic Croup – “My husband and I make colloidal silver for people when they ask us to. One of them saw us the other night and made a point to tell us that since we started giving her the colloidal silver (a little over a year now) her son hasn’t been sick. Previously he had chronic croup, and was catching every cold that came along. She was just twinkling when she told us…obviously getting plenty of sleep since she is no longer up all night with a sick little one.”

Here’s a short account of Diane L.‘s daughter, who stopped a stye from developing in her eye, with colloidal silver:

“My daughter felt a stye coming on so she put 2 drops of colloidal silver, twice a day in her eye for a couple days, and the stye never developed!”

Here’s a very interesting account from grandmother S. Glentz, who used colloidal silver to help her granddaughter beat a swollen, pus-filled eye and earaches:

“I make my own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.

One morning my 8-year-old granddaughter woke up with her left eye all swollen and full of pus, it was almost totally closed up.

Her mother soaked a wash cloth in the colloidal silver I keep them generously supplied with. Breanna held the wash cloth on her eye for 20 minutes, when she removed it the swelling was gone and her eye was all cleared up and the problem did not return.

On 2 different occasions my 8-year-old granddaughter complained that her ears were hurting her. Both times her mother just put 3 drops of colloidal silver in each ear, (made with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator). She had Breanna lay on her side for at least 10 minutes with each ear facing up so that the silver had time to work and not just run right back out.

This was done twice a day for 2 days and the problem was gone.”

Here’s an account from L.L. of Merced, California, about using colloidal silver to help stop a six-month-long earache that doctors couldn’t heal:

“Mary’s son, 9 yrs. old had a recurring ear infection. Doctors tried for about 6 months to clear it up. Nothing happened.

I put 3 drops of colloidal silver in his ear (1 ear) and stuffed a cotton ball in it gently and saturated it with another 3 or 4 drops silver.

3 days later there was no pain so we removed the cotton and gently swabbed the ear with a cotton tip to clean it out and it has been over a year and never had an infection again.”

Here’s an account from mom, R.D. from Alabama, who has found colloidal silver to be a godsend for her kids:

Pink Eye, Bleeding Gums, Colds, Brown Recluse Spider Bite – “I’d like to tell you about our use of colloidal silver. We are a family. My husband, myself, our daughter and her son, our son, and our son and daughter-in-law have used colloidal silver for many years.

… I make batches for all family members, all of whom have different purposes for it. For example, our grandson got pink eye. A few drops of silver in each eye had an immediate effect and the pink eye was gone in 48 hours.

I recommended it to a friend whose son’s eyes were swollen shut with pink eye and within 48 hours, his eyes were clear.

Our son takes a swallow daily, swishing it in his mouth to end bleeding gums. Our daughter-in-law tried mixing it with herbs, and it cleared her shingles in just days.

At the first sign of a cold, we all begin taking swallows of colloidal silver and it minimizes all symptoms in days.

Our granddaughter was treated for MRSA in the hospital with poor results, so she used the colloidal silver, keeping a saturated patch on it until complete clearing.

Our daughter was bitten by a brown recluse spider. We treated her with a combination of silver and herbs both externally and internally to combat the poison. She lost a little skin and has a small scar, but completely recovered.

There are so many things we all use silver for in our every day lives that I cannot begin to enumerate them all. Just let me say, it is a travesty of justice that the world isn’t informed about the safe, easy use of such a wondrous product.”

And here’s an account from a mom, C.R. in Highland, Utah, who’s teaching her grown children how to use colloidal silver for their kids:

Chest Cold and Congestion – “I’m teaching my grown children how to use ‘silver’ for their families.

Our latest family success story was my daughter’s six-year-old son. He had a chest cold with lots of congestion. He also has asthma. My daughter had been treating him with nebulizer treatments and running his humidifier at night.

His congestion was not loosening after several days, so my daughter added 1 cup of ‘silver’ to the humidifier water (1-gallon size), and the next morning my grandson was coughing up loosened mucous.

I’ve also used the ‘silver’ for sore throats, gargling with 1/4 cup every couple of hours; for colds setting in, gargling as previously mentioned, and nasal drops, 2 drops each side every couple of hours; for upset stomach, swallowing 1/8 c every time the cramping or nausea hit.

It’s amazing. It gives me hope for being able to care for my family as healthcare in this country is becoming more controlled by government.”

This nice lady, Rosemary F., says colloidal silver stopped the horrific earaches her Down Syndrome son was tortured with for years:

“I have a Down Syndrome son, Christopher, now 17. It was always doctors, doctors, doctors – GOODBYE!!!!!!!.

He was always sick, he does not feel pain like we do so by the time he got an ear infection, the eardrum would blow puss and an odor that was really scary.

Now I just use three or four drops of the colloidal silver in his ears, and magic, no side effects and it clears up in a couple of days.”

This dad, S.B. from California, says he gave his son colloidal silver and stopped a nasty case of Strep Throat:

“One of our earliest experiences with colloidal silver was when our then-16-year-old son came home from school with a red, inflamed throat that had huge white pus pockets. His doctor took a throat culture and diagnosed it as strep throat.

He gave us a prescription of some kind of penicillin derivative. But we took Ron home and had him drink 4 ounces of our homemade colloidal silver and gargle with an ounce of colloidal silver every hour.

By the next day the pus pockets were nearly gone, and the inflammation was in retreat. Three days later he was fine. We never did have to give him the antibiotics.”

This mom, G. Maki from Michigan, gave her daughter colloidal silver as eye drops to heal a case of Pink Eye:

“My daughter had Pink Eye. We had looked online to see if there was anything that the Colloidal Silver could do. I read some articles that people posted online.

We tried putting the colloidal silver water into her eyes like eye drops, and half an hour later, the discomfort had eased up, and she felt much better.

The next morning I had her take and put some more on some cotton and wipe her eye once more, like she did the night before, now her eye was perfectly fine. And she went back to school that morning.”

This gentleman, Todd from Ohio, wrote in to say that he gave some colloidal silver to a woman whose daughter had gum disease, and it cleared up in about a week:

“A lady I work with had a young daughter that had some major gum disease (to the tune of over $6000 of her Mom’s money in dental bills).

The daughter kept getting a gum infection, maybe partially due to bad dental habits and the failure of the medicines given.

I told her about colloidal silver and had her do some reading of it, offering her some of the liquid if she then decided to try it.

About a week later she asked for some colloidal silver, and her daughter’s mouth has now pretty much cleared up from the infection, simply by taking some twice a day and holding it in her mouth for several minutes.”

This mom, Kammy, used colloidal silver in her girl’s ears when they were leaking fluid from around their ear tubes; here’s what happened:

“I used drops of colloidal silver in my girls ears when they were leaking fluid (they both have tubes and ear issues), and they cleared. I also gave them both several teaspoons full for no more than one day and each got well, like nothing had ever happened.”

As you can see, many parents (and grandparents) give their children (or grandkids) colloidal silver, in reasonable, responsible amounts, and have experienced tremendous results. But it’s not all a bed of roses; here’s a brief warning all parents should heed:

New Trend: Doctors Reporting Parents for Giving Kids Colloidal Silver

On the other hand, not all doctors are amenable to natural health care, and some are especially antagonistic toward colloidal silver usage.

Indeed, not too long back a young mother wrote me to about her grueling ordeal with a doctor who had reported her to Child Protective Services (CPS) for giving her young asthmatic daughter colloidal silver to help with her lung condition.

It was winter, and the youngster had been having serious breathing problems, including constant wheezing and difficulty drawing a breath. And her pulmonologist, who worked at a major university, had put the youngster on 50 mg. per day of prednisone, plus other powerful prescription drugs such as albuterol.

But the child’s condition showed zero signs of improvement. Plus, the inhalers the doctor put the child on were giving the young child massive headaches. So the child’s mom went online, read up on colloidal silver, and began giving her young daughter small daily doses of colloidal silver.

Miraculously, her daughter began to recover. The wheezing and difficulty drawing a breath gradually resided. And the child was even able to return to school.

But at her child’s next doctor’s appointment, the young mom, thinking her doctor would be interested in knowing why the child’s condition had miraculously gotten better, explained to the doctor that she’d began giving her child colloidal silver, and felt that the colloidal silver was responsible for the child’s recovery.

The doctor, of course, didn’t feel the same way. He told the mom to put the child back on the prescription drugs, which hadn’t been helping at all. When the mom tried to reason with the pulmonologist, he told the mom he was no longer willing to treat, or even monitor the child. In other words, the doctor abandoned them.

Then, the doctor did the unforgiveable: He called Child Protective Services and reported the young mom for “child endangerment.”

Yes, even though the doctor’s own medical treatment was not working – which was truly putting the child in mortal danger – and even though the colloidal silver usage was clearly working, the doctor claimed its use constituted child endangerment. And he called CPA on the mom, which promptly had an agent phone to demand the mom come in to the office for an “interview” (read: interrogation).

Thankfully, although the young mom was quite distraught, she kept her wits about her and called a lawyer. She also called a local holistic M.D. and explained everything that was happening.

The holistic M.D., who was familiar with colloidal silver usage, as well as with childhood diseases like asthma, took over the little girl’s case and prescribed colloidal silver for her, along with other nutritional supplements. This left Child Protective Services in a lurch because now there was a bona-fide medical doctor saying the child could indeed use colloidal silver for her condition.

When I wrote the mother to ask how her young child was doing now that she was being allowed to use the colloidal silver, she wrote back:

“She’s doing great Steve! It’s a miracle how well she’s breathing. March and April she’s usually in ICU with asthma attacks. This is the first year she hasn’t! Now time for me to start filing complaints against those doctors.”

I’m not sure what’s happened since then, as I’ve lost touch with the young mom who had been put through this awful ordeal. But that’s the kind of thing that can happen simply because some doctors are so over-protective of what they consider to be their “turf,” they can’t accept any kind of holistic treatment being helpful at all.

Indeed, around the same time this incident happened, I came across another doctor – this one from the mid-west – who actually brags openly, online, about helping the Department of Family Services in his state take children away from their parents for giving them colloidal silver – a nutritional supplement that’s been around for over 100 years, is sold in just about every health food store in America, and has millions of people using it worldwide!

In another case, a gentleman called into the Alex Jones radio talk show (Jones sells his own brand of colloidal silver) and explained that he’d been reported to Child Protective Services for giving colloidal silver to his children – in this case, by his own ex-wife.

The gentleman said CPS was threatening to take all four of his children from him, even though they were perfectly healthy and had not in any way been harmed by their colloidal silver usage, which he attributed to their excellent health and well-being.

So this appears to be a new trend starting:

Doctors are sick and tired of their patients using nutritional supplements as an adjunct against various ailments, instead of using prescription drugs or other medical treatments. So they’re fighting back – particularly against parents – by using the raw power of government to enforce the status quo.

This is just one reason why so many natural health advocates urge parents to get a good, local, licensed, holistic health care doctor to take their children to when they’re sick, and, in fact, any time when natural remedies are being used.

A good holistic doctor will certainly cost you a few bucks you might think you can’t afford. But he or she can monitor the child’s condition for improvement (or lack thereof) and adjust dosages as needed, or even try other supplements if the case calls for it – things which many parents don’t have the expertise to deal with appropriately.

Plus, having a good holistic-oriented doctor on hand is great insurance against the alternative – doctors who despise natural health remedies and who have no compunction against trying to make parents look neglectful or incompetent simply for giving their children a natural substance.

Children with Gray Skin from Excessive Colloidal Silver Usage

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that some parents are indeed idiots, as there have been a very small handful of cases in which kids have ended up with argyric skin-staining from being given abusive amounts of colloidal silver.

For example, a lady from Poland wrote me some time back to say:

“Hello Steve. I am the administrator of a group about colloidal silver in Poland. One mom from the group gave her children colloidal silver every day for 2.5 years. First with just spoon-sized dosages, but later with whole glasses of colloidal silver.

For more than a year she gave her children a glassful per day. Now the children have gray skin. It’s not very visible. But they are nevertheless gray. I am asking for help so that these children can get out of it if they can? Will the visual effect deepen when the sun comes out? How long can this deepen?

Of course, all other medical results are ok, kidneys, liver, etc., and the children did not get sick. But they are gray. Please, give me some tips. Children are 5 and 6 years old. What to do? Can the color of the skin at least be reduced a bit?”

I later wrote back to say:

“For the life of me, I’ll never understand why parents give their children such high dosages of colloidal silver. That’s very irresponsible, especially since there have been no clinical studies to determine safe dosages for young children.

When my kids were young, I never gave them more than a teaspoon to a tablespoon of colloidal silver a day, and then, only when they were sick with some kind of infection.

In the United States there are several doctors who can perform a type of laser treatment that helps get rid of the gray skin caused by excessive silver ingestion, by breaking up the little silver particles that have become imbedded in the skin.

I don’t know if you have anyone in Poland who can perform this same treatment. But it’s very much like tattoo-removal treatment, which also uses laser.

In the U.S., Dr. Alison Vidimos of the Cleveland Clinic has pioneered this treatment, and teaches it to other doctors. I don’t have contact information for her, but you might try to search for her contact information using an internet search engine like Google.

I’ve heard it takes multiple treatments with the laser to get the skin looking normal again, and it can be a bit painful.

Also, if the skin discoloration is very dark, the laser treatment won’t work as well as it would if the discoloration was lighter. In other words, the darker the argyric skin discoloration, the less effective the laser treatment is at removing the discoloration.

All of which is good reason to err on the side of caution from the start, and never take colloidal silver in excessive amounts for long periods of time – especially never give excessive amounts to children over long periods of time.”

In 1989, an account was published in a French pediatrics journal (i.e., Archives Francaises de Pediatrie) describing the case of a 14-year-old child who had contracted argryia “caused by abuse of silver-containing pulveriser for sore throat.”

In other words, instead of seeking medical care, the child’s parents had repeatedly used silver to treat the child’s persistent and recurring sore throat. Indeed, they did so for six straight years.

And, unfortunately for the child, the excessive number of treatments with silver resulted in the typical blue-gray discoloration of the skin common to excessive, long-term use of silver.

This case demonstrates something I’ve stated many times:

If you choose on your own to try colloidal silver to help the body overcome a specific symptom, and the silver doesn’t do the trick, stop using it.

What’s more, if you have to continue using silver just to keep symptoms at bay, and the symptoms return as soon as you stop using silver, get medical treatment rather than continuing to use silver.

This should be common sense. But some folks seem to lose all common sense when it comes to colloidal silver. I’ll never understand why. But it’s true.

In Conclusion

Again, if you want to give colloidal silver to one of your children, my official position is to take the child to an experienced, licensed, holistic-oriented doctor who will not only diagnose, but prescribe proper dosage and then monitor the child to make sure the dosage is working well and there are no other problems developing.

I know that many, many parents give their children colloidal silver as a “go-to” remedy for infections. I have hundreds of testimonials to that effect, from very happy parents and grandparents.

But please…please…PLEASE… use colloidal silver responsibly, especially with your kids! The lowest amount possible. And under a holistic-oriented doctor’s care whenever possible.

Don’t get caught up in the “You can drink as much as you want and it can’t hurt you” nonsense that’s so common on the internet today. It’s just not true. In fact, it’s a total fabrication.

As with any natural substance or nutritional supplement, taking abusive amounts can eventually be harmful. Colloidal silver is not exempt from this simple truism, no matter what anyone else tells you.

Its safety profile is similar to any other nutritional supplement on the market today. In other words, when used responsibly colloidal silver is very safe.

But as with any other supplement, if you use it abusively, or give it to others – including your children – indiscriminately and without regard to moderation and common sense, you will eventually pay a price. Or your children. So be smart. And always use colloidal silver responsibly.

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Learn More About Colloidal Silver…

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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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