Healing Sunburns (and Other Burns) with Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver has long been known to have dramatic benefits when applied to the skin, but did you know it works wonders on even the most painful, severe sunburns?
Of course, the fact that colloidal silver heals both sunburns and other burns to the skin is no big surprise to the millions of colloidal silver users who have been successfully using silver topically on a regular basis.
Here are several real-life success stories from experienced colloidal silver users, describing sunburns and other types of burns that have been successfully healed with colloidal silver…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Colloidal silver, the world’s most powerful, natural infection-fighting agent, is known to be helpful for healing a wide variety of skin conditions, ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to bug bites, acne and other skin eruptions, plus dandruff, MRSA boils, burns and yes, even painful sunburns.
Silver not only dramatically soothes the skin, but kills any infectious microbes and kick-starts the healing process into high gear.
In fact, many hospitals use a prescription silver-based cream called Silvadene (i.e., silver sulfadiazine) on burns, including on severe sunburns.
My Personal Experience
with Silver Sulfadiazine
I’ve only had one experience with silver sulfadiazine, and the stuff worked wonderfully for me.
After an all-day fishing trip in the Colorado Mountains back in 1991, I had a very badly sunburned face, with severe blistering all over my forehead, nose, cheeks and down to my neck.
When I say “severe blistering,” I mean huge blisters that filled with water, were extremely painful and had to be popped, leaving dead skin all over my face.
The doctor prescribed silver sulfadiazine cream (i.e., Silvadene cream) for my sunburn, and as soon as I got home from the pharmacy and rubbed some onto my burnt face and neck the relief was immediate. After three days of using the silver sulfadiazine cream, you couldn’t tell I’d been sunburned and blistered hardly at all.
Interestingly, silver sulfadiazine cream was initially used on burn patients in hospital burn wards, as a means of keeping the dead, necrotizing flesh of severe burn patients from becoming infected. And it worked wonders. According to a 1973 study in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy:
“657 different types of bacteria from 22 different bacterial species were exposed to silver sulfadiazine. All strains were inhibited by levels which can easily be obtained topically. Strains resistant to sulfadiazine or multiple antibiotics were sensitive to silver sulfadiazine.”
– Carr, Howard S., Wlodkowski, Theodore J., and Rosenkranz, Herbert S. 1973. Silver sulfadiazine: in vitro antibacterial activity. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 4(5), 585- 587.
But what doctors soon discovered was that the silver also stimulated healing of the flesh, as well. The dead necrotizing burned flesh was easier to debride after the silver treatment. And the healthy pink skin that grew in underneath often grew at an astonishing pace.
How Can Silver Relieve and Heal Sunburns?
Regarding colloidal silver’s remarkable ability to reduce pain when used topically, Dr. Aundrea Adams, Ph.D., of the International Institute of Holistic Healing, points out the following:
“Many people are skeptical of claims that colloidal silver can take away pain and accelerate healing. Nevertheless, these impressive attributes are firmly grounded in medical science.
Pain is caused by an interruption of the electrical current that normally flows throughout the body at 50 to 70 millivolts. At the point of injury, the current drops towards zero millivolts. This lack of electrical energy also impedes healing.
Silver is a superconductor that bridges the electrical gap and restores healthy current flow. You can prove this to yourself by placing a silver coin on a burn and experiencing instant pain relief.
In clinical trials at an FDA-approved laboratory, even silver-coated bandages were proven to have analgesic and regenerative properties.”
Indeed, it was way back in the 1970s that Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., of Syracuse University, did his original ground-breaking research into silver’s healing and regenerative effects on skin, soft tissue and even bone.
So this information is nothing new. It simply remains unacknowledged by modern medical science – unless, of course, they have a prescription-only product like Silvadene cream they want to sell you, or some silver-impregnated bandages. Then silver is touted as a “miracle substance” by the medical establishment.
What I’d Do for a Burn, or Sunburn
I’m not a doctor. So I can’t and won’t “prescribe” here. But if I had a burn and couldn’t get a prescription for the Silvadene cream in a timely manner from my family doctor, I’d likely do one of the following to help stop the burn pain and stimulate healing:
- I’d use a good commercial colloidal silver gel or cream product on it, such as any of the ones described in my previous article “Germ-Busting Colloidal Silver Gels and Creams,” at this link.
- Or, I’d make up a quick batch of the colloidal silver-based sunburn recipe described in this wonderful guest-posted article, and use that.
- And if those ingredients weren’t readily available, I’d go to my local health food store and buy a bottle of aloe vera gel, and add some colloidal silver to it using the very simple method demonstrated by yours truly in this short video.
Short of that, many experienced colloidal silver users swear that simply using a pump spray bottle to spray 10 ppm liquid colloidal silver onto sunburned skin four or five times a day – essentially “misting” the burned areas of the body with colloidal silver, and allowing it to air dry – helps bring rapid and dramatic relief from the sunburn pain and stimulates healing of the skin as well.
As one colloidal silver advocate named “Jennifer” stated on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook,
“I said this before, but I’ll say it again…colloidal silver for sunburn works! For me, as long as I put it on at the first sign of sunburn, I have absolutely no itch, pain, or peeling!”
And this experienced colloidal silver regularly uses silver water spray whenever they get a sunburn at the beach:
“…. I get massive sunburn when I go to the beach. Usually I only put Aloe Vera gel on it. But now I spray silver water (18ppm from your generator) and let it dry, then apply the aloe vera. Previously, my skin would start peeling within several days after a good burn. But with colloidal silver there’s no peeling!”
– Laszlo A.
Colloidal Silver for Severe Burns?
Colloidal silver works on just about any kind of burn, not just sunburns.
For example, in Dr. Robert O. Young’s excellent book, The pH Miracle, I found the following dramatic account of a severe burn being healed with colloidal silver:
“I was told I had second-and third-degree burns on my face and third-degree burns on my hands….the very next day my mother brought me colloidal silver, with directions to use it externally and internally as frequently as possible, because it assists in growth of new tissue.
She had learned from Dr. Young that silver’s positive electrical charge counters the negative charge of a damaged body area, bringing it back into balance and enabling the body to regenerate and heal itself.
Mom sprayed undiluted colloidal silver onto the burned areas, and I took it by drops under my tongue…My mother applied the silver many times a day. It was absorbed into my skin instantly. It felt cool and tingling and loosened the tension on my face, hands, and fingertips…
…After only one day of treatment with silver, it was obvious the healing was happening very rapidly. New tissue and skin grew back at an accelerated pace. The swelling of my head diminished rapidly and the breathing apparatus came off almost immediately.
The plastic surgeon told me I was healing twice as fast as any burn patient he had ever seen in his long career.”
– quoted from The pH Miracle: Balance Your Body, Reclaim Your Health by Robert O. Young, PhD., pgs 137-138
Here’s another interesting testimonial on using colloidal silver on a severe burn, which I recently received from a reader:
“Back in the late 1970’s I was burned in a shop fire. My right arm from about 5 inches above the wrist to my elbow and about 2 1/2” wide was 2nd degree burned.
My doctor asked if he could wash the area with a special silver water solution to clean and disinfect it. He said it would be as good as prescription medication but a lot cheaper.
Since at that time I didn’t have any medical insurance I said to go ahead. Well to make a long story shorter in less than 3 months my arm was healed with just small scarring that is now hardly visible. I never had an infection.
I changed my bandage myself and kept it moist with silver water, saw the doctor every other week and got a new supply of this wonder solution.
I finally got the info on how to make silver water myself. It was just a simple, battery-operated unit, but it worked.
My profession is a welder and small burns are a part of the job even wearing protective clothing. In almost 35 years of homemade silver water use I’ve never had an infection of welding burns, never had the flu, only very mild colds on several occasions.”
Here’s another interesting testimonial on the nearly instantaneous relief experienced when colloidal silver is applied to a burn:
Using colloidal silver on burns has been nothing short of astonishing. The relief is practically instant. I cannot promote it enough. Thx Steve for all your dedication and hard work. It is very much appreciated.”
– Peter A.
And here’s another interesting testimonial, this one from a member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook named Rachel:
“My most recent use of colloidal silver was as a burn remedy. I burned myself pretty good, but used colloidal silver on it, and it didn’t even blister and fill with fluid.
The skin turned white and stayed flat and painless. Then it just peeled.
I then used some colloidal silver mixed with essential oils of ylang ylang and frankincense and applied it to a burn on my daughter’s face from use of a welted curling iron.
It was completely healed with only redness on the skin that looked more like a light birthmark. It’s amazing.”
– Rachelle B.
And one more interesting colloidal silver testimonial:
“I must share my Burn story: Last summer, I was cooking rice and when lifting the lid I got a major steam burn on my wrist.
The pain was unbearable, and my husband drove me to the hospital immediately because of the color my skin was, and how melted it looked. He knew it was going to be a third degree.
So we got seen by a doctor after waiting in the waiting room, and all they did was dress it with a bandage and put some cream on it that he said would help with the pain and healing… He also mentioned that I needed to fill a prescription for said cream(Silvadene).
My husband sneaked a peek at the ingredients and saw that silver was right at the top of ingredients. We just nodded and said yes we would.
We came home that night and I soaked pads and bandages in colloidal silver three times a day so that the burn stayed moist. It was completely HEALED within 10 days to the point of not being able to tell I had a major burn just days before.
I was amazed at how beautiful it healed, as well as everyone around me.”
– Jenn F.
Can Silver Also Help Prevent Sunburns?
I can personally attest to silver’s sunburn-prevention properties. I live in the desert, and I’ve been rubbing silver gel onto my forearms each morning for many years. In my experience, the silver gel has worked wonderfully at helping prevent me from getting sunburned.
But you don’t have to take my word for it…
According to this study from 2016, researchers compared the cell-protective effects of silver nanoparticles to those of zinc oxide nanoparticles and titanium oxide nanoparticles, both of which are widely used in conventional sunscreen lotions.
While all three substances provided sunscreen protection, only the silver nanoparticles protected the skin cells from the DNA damage that can lead to skin cancer.
The researchers wrote that when they tested the three substances on skin cells (which they refer to here as HaCaT), they were astonished to find that:
“…only Ag-NPs [i.e., silver nanoparticles] were active in protecting HaCaT cells against direct UVB-induced DNA-damage by repairing bulky-DNA lesions through nucleotide-excision-repair mechanism.
Moreover, Ag-NPs were also effective in protecting HaCaT cells from UVB-induced oxidative DNA damage by enhancing SOD/CAT/GPx activity.
In contrast, ZnO- and TiO2-NPs not only failed in providing any direct protection from DNA-damage, but rather enhanced oxidative DNA-damage by increasing ROS production.
Together, these findings raise concerns about safety of ZnO- and TiO2-NPs and establish superior protective efficacy of Ag-NPs.”
Yes, the silver nanoparticles (i.e., “Ag-NPs”) not only protected the skin cells by repairing any DNA damage caused by ultraviolet light exposure, they also stimulated antioxidant protection of the cells.
So the researchers found that silver is clearly superior to both zinc and titanium in protecting human skin cells against ultraviolet damage that can result in skin cancer!
The researchers concluded:
“Only silver nanoparticles provide biological protection against UVB-induced DNA damage… our findings have suggested that Ag-NPs are superior to TiO2- and ZnO-NPs in protecting human skin cells from the deleterious effects of UVB…
Thus, these results suggest that Ag-NPs can serve well as replacement for current major active ingredients i.e. ZnO- and TiO2-NPs of commercially available sunscreen creams.”
In short, the researchers claim silver nanoparticles work far better at protecting the skin against the damaging and potentially cancer-causing effects of sunlight than the two most commonly used ingredients in sunscreen lotions today, and that silver should be used in sunscreen creams instead of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
As you can see, colloidal silver works amazingly well for burns, as well as sunburn, whether you use it as a topical gel or cream product, or simply apply some liquid colloidal silver to the burn repeatedly throughout the day.
Over the past decade thousands of Americans have quietly abandoned the use of prescription antibiotic drugs and have turned instead to the use of safe, natural colloidal silver.
In fact, when people discovered they could cure the vast majority of their own infections – quickly, safely and effectively with just a few dollars’ worth of colloidal silver – word began to spread rapidly among the American public.
Big Pharma Sucks
The giant pharmaceutical companies quickly realized they would soon be losing tens of millions of dollars annually in sales of their expensive prescription antibiotic drugs if they didn’t do something about it.
Initially, they demanded that the FDA ban the sale of colloidal silver altogether. But try as they might, the FDA couldn’t find sufficient grounds for a ban.
After all, colloidal silver has a fully documented 90-year medical history of safety and effectiveness!
Not to be stopped, the big drug firms rapidly switched gears: They began pressuring the FDA to restrict the public’s access to information about colloidal silver.
They simply didn’t want any more people to learn how powerful and effective colloidal silver really is against infectious microorganisms and the deadly diseases they can cause.
And in a move that has stunned the medical community, the FDA promptly bowed to the wishes of the global pharmaceutical giants, placing into law the infamous new “Final Ruling” on colloidal silver in July 1999.
In spite of its medically documented 90-year history of safe and effective use, the FDA actually ruled that colloidal silver can no longer be sold in the United States if it is described as an infection-fighting agent!
Instead, it can now only be described as a “mineral supplement.”
If it is described as anything else in the advertising and labeling, the FDA can shut down the offending company and confiscate its inventory!
In essence, the FDA has ruled that the American public no longer has the right to know what a powerful and medically proven infection-fighting agent colloidal silver is!
How Could This Happen?
How could this happen in America today?
The truth is, it has become abundantly clear that the FDA is now little more than the enforcement arm of the major drug companies!
Literally billions of dollars in profits are pocketed annually by these pharmaceutical giants thanks to the monopoly they hold on the sale of expensive prescription antibiotic drugs.
And safe, natural colloidal silver is considered to be the biggest threat of all to that multi-billion-dollar annual monopoly on prescription antibiotics.
Of course, anything that threatens those kinds of profits – and promises to put the power to heal infections back into the hands of average Americans – must be regulated into oblivion.
And the FDA’s perverse “medical Gestapo” now uses the infamous 1999 “Final Ruling” to do just that!
The First Amendment Rules!
Thankfully, the word about the phenomenal medical history behind colloidal silver, and its amazing proven infection-fighting qualities still manages to leak out under the First Amendment.
Through books, news articles, newsletters, and independent media that are not beholden to Big Pharma, the public is gradually catching on. The facts are slowly emerging.
And today, an estimated 10 million people throughout North America use colloidal silver to heal their own infections, and to stimulate immunity and heal illness and disease.
But the day is rapidly dawning in which all health information will be controlled by the medical bureaucrats, in spite of the First Amendment.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to learn all you can about the amazing healing and infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver, while the information is still freely available.
One thing you can do is check out The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, which, at a whopping 40 chapters and 547-pages, is literally encyclopedic in scope.
In fact, it’s been the #1 best-selling book in the world on making and using colloidal silver for the past 10 years running!
Don’t Be Left in the Dark
There’s only one way to stay ahead of the medical bureaucrats. And that’s to educate yourself while the information is still available.
So, don’t be left in the dark.
Instead, do all you can to learn about the powerful, infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver.
And then learn how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and for less than 36 cents a quart, by clicking the link in this sentence.
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve “No Burn” Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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