Colloidal Silver and Psoriasis: What You Need to Know…
Over the years I’ve seen many posts in the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook from people who have been successful at healing their psoriasis outbreaks with colloidal silver.
While there are no clinical studies specifically about the effectiveness of using colloidal silver against psoriasis, the volume of testimonials about successful healings abound!
What’s more, this clinical study demonstrated colloidal silver to be effective against eczema (dermatitis) skin conditions. So why would colloidal silver not help with psoriasis, as well?
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
According to WebMD, “Psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales.”
WebMD goes on to say, “Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and scalp and it can also affect the torso, palms, and soles of the feet…. While there are medications and other therapies that can help to clear up the patches of red, scaly, thickened skin that are the hallmark of psoriasis, there is no cure.”
Unfortunately, according to people suffering from psoriasis, oftentimes the medications prescribed for this condition simply don’t work or cause unwanted side effects. Fortunately, as I mentioned above, many psoriasis victims say safe, natural colloidal silver – long known for its ability to stimulate healing of skin – provides them with phenomenal relief and healing.
More on those personal stories later, but first, let’s discuss some related research that might bring some hope for those suffering with psoriasis.
According to RoadBack.org, a hidden, underlying infection might be a co-factor behind psoriasis. They write, “In some instances, the infection can also affect the heart, liver, brain, or spinal cord and a possible causal link with psoriasis has been considered.”
They’re referring their readers to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, titled “Detection of DNA of Chlamydophila psittaci in Subjects with Psoriasis: a Casual or a Causal Link?”
The researchers behind that study concluded,
“Chlamydophila psittaci infection was observed in a significantly higher percentage of patients with psoriasis compared with healthy controls…. Chlamydophila psittaci may be an infectious trigger possibly involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.”
Interestingly, Chlamydia psittaci is most well-known as a cause of systemic infectious illness in birds, often called “parrot fever.” But infection from the birds “can be transmitted to humans,” according to the Minnesota Department of Health, “when a person inhales organisms that have been aerosolized from dried feces or respiratory tract secretions of infected birds. Other means of exposure include mouth-to-beak contact and handling infected birds’ plumage and tissues.”
What’s more, Dr. Katherine Poehlmann, PhD, states that fungal pathogens such as Candida albicans and Candida glabrata might also be contributing to symptoms of “skin rashes including psoriasis, hives, eczema, acne and diaper rash.”
Of course, colloidal silver has long been known to be one of the world’s most effective natural antibacterial and antifungal agents. Indeed, in one clinical study silver nitrate – a chemical form of silver – was demonstrated to lower the risk of infection in animals inoculated with Chlamydia psittaci. And other clinical studies (such as this one) have demonstrated colloidal silver nanoparticles to be effective against both Candida albicans and Candida glabrata.
Other researchers point out that silver nanoparticles have been repeatedly demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory properties on skin, which is why silver seems to be so helpful against inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis/eczema (see here)…shingles (see here)…mange on pets (see here)…burns (see here)…and even Poison Oak and Poison Ivy (see here).
To learn more about the skin-healing benefits of colloidal silver, see also:
In recent clinical studies, silver has been demonstrated to reduce inflammation by modulating excessive cytokine expression. Researchers have demonstrated that antimicrobial silver has a modulating (or calming) effect on cytokine expression, resulting in both reduced inflammation and increased healing.
For example, in this clinical study researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles have the ability to reduce excessive cytokine expression, and thus reduce excessive inflammation that often gets in the way of healing.
According to the study authors, “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.”
In another clinical study, researchers documented once again that antimicrobial silver promotes wound healing not just by reducing microbial burden in the wound, but also by reducing wound inflammation through modulation of cytokine expression.
Finally, in an overview of clinical studies titled “Silver Nanoparticles Interactions with the Immune System: Implications for Health and Disease,” conducted by researchers from two separate universities in Seville, Spain, the researchers once again found that silver nanoparticles strongly inhibited excessive cytokine production, and reduced the pro-inflammatory effects that can slow or even block healing.
According to the study authors, “It has been shown in vivo that silver nanoparticles act to decrease inflammation through cytokine modulation.”
The implication, of course, is that silver nanoparticles may one day play a key medical role in decreasing inflammation in chronic infections, wounds and other inflammatory medical conditions (i.e., such as eczema/dermatitis or even psoriasis).
No Clinical Evidence, But Cutting Edge
Researchers Are Starting to Take Notice
While there’s no clinical/medical evidence for the effectiveness of colloidal silver against psoriasis, and the FDA says colloidal silver cannot be advertised or sold for medical issues, there’s certainly enough anecdotal evidence regarding colloidal silver and psoriasis to make people sit up and take notice.
For example, in an article titled “8 Colloidal Silver Benefits and Uses,” Dr. Josh Axe, a board-certified doctor of natural medicine and certified nutrition specialist writes:
“Colloidal silver benefits many skins conditions such as psoriasis and eczema as well. It’s soothing to scrapes and even repairs tissue damage from burns… Colloidal silver is also a fantastic anti-inflammatory remedy that works fast to reduce swelling, repair inflammation in the skin or in the body.
Case in point: Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) studied the effects of skin inflammation after being treated by colloidal silver; they found that the inflamed skin of pigs treated with silver experienced near-normal skin after 72 hours, while other treatment groups not treated with silver remained inflamed…
Research is beginning to reflect what many people have already known anecdotally for years – that colloidal silver can reduce swelling, speed healing, and boosts cell recovery!”
And according to the PureNutritionFacts website:
“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.
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.”
According to an article in the Daily Mail newspaper of Britain on February 27, 2010:
“‘Research has shown that silver is a powerful antimicrobial agent that is non-irritating and non-toxic,’ says Valerie Edwards Jones, professor of microbiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. ‘Recent studies have shown that silver can kill up to 650 species of pathogenic microbes.
…Silver could also combat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis – topical cream containing one per cent silver can suppress the kind of inflammation found in these allergic skin conditions.'”
And according to Dr. Jon Yaneff, holistic nutritionist and certified nutritional practitioner, “Colloidal silver is considered effective against skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, and tissue damage from burns.”
Finally, according to Dr. Matt Eisen, “Colloidal Silver may help as when applied topically for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and stimulate skin healing for wound care.”
Personal Stories of Healing Psoriasis with Colloidal Silver
As I mentioned above, personal stories from those who have healed their own psoriasis outbreaks with colloidal silver are abundant! Here’s just a few I found as I’ve poured through hundreds of reader testimonials I’ve received over the past years:
Community member G.S. wrote:
“I melt 2 oz of raw organic cold-pressed coconut oil and mix it with 10ml of colloidal silver liquid. I then apply it head and body. It helps keep my psoriasis at bay better than anything from the doctors.”
D.Price, from Hartford, AL, had written to say:
“I’ve been taking a half teaspoon of colloidal silver 3 times a day. It’s really helped my psoriasis. Almost all of the infection is gone after two weeks and I can go outside again.”
Several years ago Mrs. J.M. from Eugene, OR had written to say:
“I had a psoriasis-like condition on my face.None of the doctor’s medicines worked. The only thing that worked was the colloidal silver made with your company’s colloidal silver generator. I simply wet a cotton ball with the colloidal silver and dabbed it on the affected area three or four times a day. Thank you!”
And several years ago, Hugh H. from Saskatchewan, Canada, had written to tell me:
“I know this woman that has had psoriasis all her life. She had been to doctors and specialists all the time .She used coal soap and ointments. She even wrapped herself in Saran Wrap because someone said that might work….NOT!
I told her I didn’t know if colloidal silver would work or not, but she could try it. Well it worked. After 10 days of drinking small amounts of colloidal silver and applying it topically to the affected skin it was gone.
Now it does come back from time-to-time, but she knows how to get rid of it to and she stays on top of it. For the first time in her 56 years she knows she can be free of it. She even went to Jamaica to work on her tan.”
Even More Testimonials
Lucy J. is another happy colloidal silver user, now that her psoriasis is almost gone. She recently wrote to tell me:
“I’ve had psoriasis for 20 years. Thanks to colloidal silver, it’s almost gone now, along with the Candida symptoms. I’ve tried almost every alternative therapy there is for the psoriasis but this is by far the most effective.
…This stuff is magic and no wonder the selling of it has been banned in Europe. Why? Because it WORKS! And it can be made for pennies by every individual. This is NOT what the pharmaceutical industry wants. They want us sick and paying them to remain sick.”
And finally, Bernice C. wrote to say:
“I developed a horrible case of psoriasis on my head and one hand about a year and a half ago, about 6 months after losing my son.
Although I wasn’t very ‘present,’ especially the first 6 months, I did realize my head was abnormally itchy. Not sure if the disease was due to stress or my diagnosed arthritis….didn’t matter, it was horrible, out of control, and socially inhibiting.
I researched on line and went to see my doctor. Nothing worked, not apple cider vinegar, not my doctor’s topical treatments. Nothing. I was miserable and it was getting worse.
My sister came to visit me from out-of-state in February for a vacation. After a couple of days she asked me why I was scratching my head and hand so often. I told her my issues and she told me to buy colloidal silver immediately.
So I did. I started using it topically on my head and my hand, and I was blown away by results. I still have some issues (after 2 months of use) however, I am 99% cured after almost 2 years of major suffering.
My sister was told about colloidal silver when she was suffering horribly with shingles. She was in pain every day for months until her Chiropractor suggested she try colloidal silver. She was healed within 2 weeks! Thank you again for the continuing education and for my generator! I spread the word at every opportunity.”
Online Testimonials from Psoriasis Sufferers Who Used Colloidal Silver
What’s more, a gentleman named Nick, writing about his recent experience with colloidal silver on the PsoriasisBeFree blog, stated:
“When we Psioratics start to flare, we find that particular part of our skin and inadvertently start to ‘worry’ it. (Skin all over the place) and searching for a comfort factor such as favorite lotions.
If you are like me, this never works and you realize (as you did last time) that you now have to wait the repair process to start all over again.
I have made some colloidal silver over the past few weeks and as I started to go through the above scenario, I had a warm shower dried myself of and then sprayed the colloidal silver over my body. I went back into the lounge and it wasn’t long before I realized that I was NOT itching! I had not used any cream and my skin was dry.”
On the GrowYouthful website, Susie from San Miguel, CA wrote in to say:
“I make my own colloidal silver (electrically) and soak rags with it and cover the psoriasis area. It immediately relieves the itching and pain, and works faster and better than cortisone creams to clear it up!”
And on the Inspire.com website, a reader wrote in to say:
“I started drinking and applying homemade colloidal silver to my face and belly button and pubic area when I thought I had a resistant fungal infection induced by stress. One week later I got the biopsy results that said yes to psoriasis and nay to fungus. I was super-surprised.
But by then the rash on my face and belly button was 98% gone and my pubic rash was at least 50% better. Today is three weeks since silver colloid treatment began and I can still see a stubborn remnant of the rash on part of my face and my pubic area, which continues to heal gradually.
I have done a lot of research about colloidal silver and recommend to anyone interested to do their own research and be discerning about the information you find. The only way to know what you are getting is to make it yourself…efficacy is related to the smallness of the particles. The ppm (i.e., concentration) should be between 5 and 20.”
And on the BeatPsoriasis.com website, a reader wrote in to say:
“Hi, I thought would share our experience with long term psoriasis and colloidal silver. My partner had psoriasis on her arms and legs from age 16 thru to age 39. She used soaps, acids and abrasives to keep the areas somewhat under control.
I introduced her to colloidal silver. She applied it regularly on the affected areas and also started drinking it. The end result was that after 4-5 months the psoriasis was virtually nonexistent and, 4 years later, has not returned.
We take colloidal silver regularly as an overall wellness thing but she no longer needs to apply it to her skin although it is always used for cuts and abrasions. Google it and see for yourself. We have put lots of people onto it with amazing results and I have personally been using it for years.”
How People Use Colloidal Silver for Psoriasis
As you can see from the testimonials above, some psoriasis sufferers simply drink small amounts of colloidal silver daily (get your copy of the FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, here). They generally notice reductions in the severity of their psoriasis outbreaks over a period of weeks or months.
Others prefer to apply colloidal silver directly – i.e., topically – to the affected areas of their skin, three or four times a day, allowing the colloidal silver to air dry after applying it. They either use a pump spray bottle to lightly mist the affected areas of their skin three or four times a day, or they use a cotton ball soaked in colloidal silver to dab it on to the affected areas of the skin. One person even soaked gauze bandages in colloidal silver and applied them daily to stubborn psoriasis outbreaks.
And still other psoriasis sufferers prefer oral and topical use, combined. They find that drinking a small amount of colloidal silver daily, as well as apply some colloidal silver topically to their outbreaks, results in rapid relief and ongoing healing.
Additionally, I’ve heard from several manufacturers of colloidal silver gels and creams that psoriasis sufferers often find dramatic relief when they apply a good colloidal silver gel or cream two or three times a day. To learn more about some of the top commercial colloidal silver gels and creams (as well as how to make your own colloidal silver gels and creams), see this article:
Colloidal silver, of course, is not a “cure” for psoriasis. But many individuals say it often helps relieve itching and clears up outbreaks better than other natural remedies and better than some of the doctor-prescribed medical remedies, as well.
Has Colloidal Silver Helped with Your Psoriasis?
Have you successfully healed outbreaks of psoriasis with colloidal silver? Please join and share your experiences in the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook. Our community would love to hear your story!
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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,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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