Is Colloidal Silver Effective for Athlete’s Foot?
Did you know colloidal silver is helpful at eradicating stubborn fungal infections, including Athlete’s Foot?
There’s plenty of clinical evidence for the effectiveness of colloidal silver against fungal pathogens like Athlete’s Foot. And there are plenty of personal stories from colloidal silver users who have experienced relief, as well!
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Fungal infections, including Athlete’s Foot, are some of the hardest infections to get rid of, often requiring weeks or even months of treatment with harsh antifungal drugs known to cause liver damage and other side effects.
Is there a safe, natural alternative? You bet there is!
Colloidal silver is very effective against Athlete’s Foot and other fungal pathogens. And when used properly it has none of the potentially serious side effects of the prescription antifungal drugs.
Studies Show Colloidal Silver is
Highly Effective Against Fungal Pathogens
In fact, in the study described in the article at the link above, colloidal silver even proved to be more effective than some of the most powerful prescription antifungal drugs!
But that shouldn’t be surprising. After all, Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., known as the father of electrically generated silver ions, demonstrated back in 1976 (in a study titled “Antifungal Properties of Electrically Generated Metallic Silver Ions”) that silver has astonishing anti-fungal properties!
And recent research has even shown colloidal silver is highly effective against newly emerging drug-resistant fungal infections.
What Experts Are Saying About
Colloidal Silver and Fungal Infections
Experts agree that colloidal silver and other silver-based antimicrobials are often astonishingly effective against fungal pathogens.
Here are just a few quotes from various experts attesting to the powerful healing qualities of colloidal silver against fungal pathogens:
“In addition to its antibacterial properties, silver is also being studied as an antifungal agent.
A study published in Mycoses in 2007 indicated that silver is effective against four fungi ‘which cause major fungal infections in humans’:
Trichophyton rubrum, Candida albicans, Microsporum canis, and Aspergillus flavus.
Silver has also been studied as an antiviral, and has been shown ‘to prevent [certain viruses] from being infective.'”
— S.M. Foran, Therapeutic Properties of Silver: an Historical and Technical Review
“Silver is taken up rapidly by fungus spores, so that germination can be completely inhibited after a contact time of 1 minute or less.
Only mercury( I) and (II), and to a lesser extent copper, offer serious competition.”
— Miller, Lawrence P., and McCallan, S.E.A. 1957. Toxic action of metal ions to fungus spores. Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 5(2), 116-122.
“Silver was similarly toxic to a range of [fungal] pathogens including Pythium aphanidermatum, Thielaviopsis basicola and Fusarium oxysporum f.spp.
Most zoospores of phytophthora spp were killed by Ag+ in the range 5-50 ppb, bursting at the higher concentrations…
Zoospore cysts and germlings showed the same sensitivity to silver. Oospores were mostly killed over the range 25-100 ppb…
…It is surprising that no silver-based fungicide has been developed.”
— Slade, S.J., and Pegg, G.F. 1993. The effect of silver and other metal ions on the in vitro growth of root-rotting Phytophthora and other fungal species. Annals of Applied Biology, 122, 233-251.
“Spherical silver nanoparticles (nano-Ag) were synthesized and their antifungal effects on fungal pathogens of the skin were investigated.
Nano-Ag showed potent activity against clinical isolates and ATCC strains of Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Candida species (IC80, 1-7 microg/ml).
The activity of nano-Ag was comparable to that of amphotericin B, but superior to that of fluconazole (amphotericin B IC80, 1-5 microg/ml; fluconazole IC80, 10- 30 microg/ml).
Additionally, we investigated their effects on the dimorphism of Candida albicans. The results showed nano-Ag exerted activity on the mycelia.
Thus, the present study indicates nano-Ag may have considerable antifungal activity, deserving further investigation for clinical applications.”
— J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2008 Aug;18(8):1482-4., Kim KJ, Sung WS, Moon SK, Choi JS, Kim JG, Lee DG. Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea.
“…the antifungal activity and its mechanism of silver, Nano-Ag specifically, was investigated.
Nano-Ag, in an IC80 range of 1-25 µg/ml, showed significant antifungal activity against T. mentagrophytes and Candida species.
Toward all fungal strains, Nano-Ag exhibited similar activity with amphotericin B, showing IC80 values of 1-5 µg/ml, but more potent activity than fluconazole, showing IC80 values of 10-30 µg/ml.
…Many studies have shown the antimicrobial effects of Nano-Ag (Klasen, 2000; Russell & Hugo, 1994; Silver, 2003), but the effects of Nano-Ag against fungal pathogens of the skin, including clinical isolates of T. mentagrophytes and Candida species are mostly unknown.
The primary significance of this study is the observation that Nano-Ag can inhibit the growth of dermatophytes, which cause superficial fungal infections (Kim et al., 2008).
Nano-Ag also exhibited potent antifungal effects, probably through destruction of membrane integrity (Kim et al., 2009).
To the author’s knowledge, this is the first study to apply Nano-Ag successfully to dermatophytes and pathogenic fungal strains.
Secondly, the fact that preparation method of Nano-Ag described here is cost-effective is also of importance. Therefore, it can be expected that Nano-Ag may have potential as an anti-infective agent for human fungal diseases.”
— The Silver Nanoparticle (Nano-Ag): a New Model for Antifungal Agents, Juneyoung Lee, Keuk-Jun Kim, Woo Sang Sung, Jong Guk Kim and Dong Gun Lee School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea
“In addition to being effective against fungi, this method of silver application has also been demonstrated to be efficacious against a broad spectrum of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains.
The results of the current study demonstrate the excellent in vitro performance of silver, particularly the nanocrystalline form, against a variety of common fungal pathogens.
The most remarkable aspect of the fungicidal experiments is that nanocrystalline silver appears to be effective against the resistant spores produced by some of these organisms.”
— Wright, J.B., et al. 1999. Efficacy of topical silver against fungal burn wound pathogens. American Journal of Infection Control, 27(4), 344-349.
“The present study demonstrated that anodic silver (Ag+) at low direct currents had inhibitory and fungicidal properties.
Broth dilution susceptibility tests were made on several species of Candida and one species of Torulopsis.
Growth in all isolates was inhibited by concentrations of electrically generated silver ions between 0.5 and 4.7 mg/ml, and silver exhibited fungicidal properties at concentrations as low as 1.9 ,ug/ml.
The inhibitory and fungicidal concentrations of electrically generated silver ions are lower than those reported for other silver compounds.”
— Antifungal Properties of Electrically Generated Metallic Ions, by Becker, Spadaro, Berger, Bierman, Chapin, published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Nov. 1976, p. 856-860
“Silver ions are bactericidal, antifungal, protozoicidal, and active against herpes simplex virus.”
— Russell, A.D., et al. 1994. Antimicrobial activity and action of silver. Progress in Medicinal Chemistry, 31, 351-370.
“Beginning in the 1970s, several independent researchers found that silver ions easily destroy Candida and other fungi.
But it wasn’t until a pilot study during the mid- 1990s that included human patients suffering from terminal AIDS that medical researchers established solid evidence showing just how quick and effective silver ions can be in the treatment of Candida as well as HIV.
In this study, nine individuals who were near death were divided into two subgroups. One group suffered from HIV and a terrible Candida infection.
The other group suffered from both HIV and an extreme form of malnutrition (known as Wasting Syndrome).
The researchers found that in both groups the colloidal silver was capable of killing pathogens and purging the bloodstream of germ defenses in order to restore the immune system.”
— Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
“Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops, and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can also be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air-conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing.”
— Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD, pg 66
“I sincerely recommend that everyone have electrically generated colloidal silver in their home as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent.”
— Dr. Joseph Weissman, M.D. board certified immunologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Medical School
“In contrast to medical antibiotics that can be used only against specific microbes, colloidal silver has a wide range of effectiveness, eliminating bacteria as well as viruses and fungi.”
— The Natural Way to Heal by Walter Last, pg 161
“Silver is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal anti-metabolite that disables specific enzymes that microorganisms use for respiration.”
— Rare Earths, Forbidden Cures by Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND and Ma Lan, MD, MS
“Many strains of pathogenic microbes, viruses, fungi, bacteria or any other single celled pathogen resistant to other antibiotics are killed on contact by colloidal silver, and are unable to mutate. However, it does not harm tissue-cell enzymes and friendly bacteria.”
— Ron Barnes, PhD., Pharmacist, Capital Drugs
“In recent decades, studies have revealed the biochemical reactions of ionic silver that result in the inactivation of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, spirochetes, viruses, etc. However, the broad use of silver as a powerful clinical tool is still in the future because its full range of activity remains to be elucidated.”
— Davies, Richard, and Etris, Samuel. 1997. The development and functions of silver in water purification and disease control. In Catalysis Today, 36, 107-114.
“Metallic silver and silver compounds are used widely in medical devices and health care products to provide antibacterial and antifungal action. Experience has shown that they are generally safe in use and effective in controlling pathogenic organisms.”
— A.B.G. Lansdown, PHF, FRCPath, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK
Ag-NP’s have strong antifungal activity on Candida albicans, Candida globrato, Candida parapsilosis, Candida krusei, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes.”
— Biometals, 24 September 2010, Antibiotic effect of silver nanoparticles on Staphylococcus aureus
“For all bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants, flowers and fruit, simply spray diluted colloidal silver on the leaves; also, add to water, mixing one tablespoon per liter.
I put silver in my hydroponic system to eradicate root rot.
A friend of mine grows very rare orchids; these are sold overseas for a large amount of money. He was getting a fungus growing on some of them and they became worthless. We came up with the idea that the silver might eradicate the fungus, as it does on humans and animals. So why not give it a try?
It worked and he is a very happy man. he has now put a spray system in and all his flowers are sprayed at regular intervals and have never had any trouble since.”
— Colloidal Silver: the Hidden Truths, by Dr. Keith F. Courtenay (U.L.C., USA)
“Ag(e) has also proved adept at killing various yeast/fungus species at very low Silver concentrations, including Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. pseudotropicalis, Torulopsis glabrata and Aspergillus niger.”
— James South, MA, Biochemist
The bottom line is this:
Both clinical studies and experts agree that colloidal silver is a powerful and effective remedy for fungal infections of all sorts!
Treating Athlete’s Foot (and Other Fungal Infections) With Colloidal Silver
This is, of course, nothing new to experienced colloidal silver users. They frequently use this powerful natural antibiotic to heal fungal infections of all sorts.
For example, Athlete’s foot and even stubborn toenail fungal infections can be wiped out by using colloidal silver instead of potentially harmful antifungal drugs that have been known to harm the liver. Simply take a glass baking dish (such as the ones used for baking cakes) and pour an inch and a half or so of colloidal silver into it. Then soak your feet for about 30 minutes while watching television or reading a book.
Athlete’s foot can be eradicated in a few short days following this simple method. But stubborn toenail fungal infections may take up to three weeks, or even a bit longer. Nevertheless, you’ll soon notice nice, clear new nails growing in where the old yellowy, or gray-green infected nails were. Trim the old infected toenail away as it grows out naturally, and let the beautiful new, uninfected nail grow in normally.
It is also now well known that many nasty cases of dandruff are actually topical fungal skin infections in disguise. What’s not as well known publicly is that colloidal silver, put into a simple pump spray bottle and sprayed lightly on the head each morning after drying your hair from the shower will eliminate such topical stealth fungal infections in a matter of days!
Fungal infections of the inner ear can likewise be cured in only a few short days simply by putting a few drops of colloidal silver into the ears each day for several days in a row, allowing it to seep down into the ear for ten or fifteen minutes before draining it back out.
What’s more, fungal infections of the eyes can be healed practically overnight, simply by putting a couple of drops of colloidal silver directly into the eyes, several times a day. (Similarly, Pink Eye can also be eradicated in a few short days using the same technique. And it works great for styes too, which many doctors believe are simply staph infections in the eye.)
Thrush mouth, which is simply a Candida “yeast” fungal overgrowth in the mouth, and is often characterized by a white tongue, can be rapidly cured by using colloidal silver. Simply swish a tablespoonful of colloidal silver around in your mouth two or three times a day, for a good five minutes each time. You can swallow afterwards, or simply spit it out if you prefer. Do this especially after any meal in which sugary products have been consumed. You’ll find the “thrush” symptoms diminishing within a few short days, and eradicated within a week or two.
Personal Stories of Success Using
Colloidal Silver to Heal Athlete’s Foot
I’ve heard from many readers that colloidal silver does indeed work wonders for fungal infections in general, but it’s also powerfully effective for athlete’s foot. In fact, in many cases, colloidal silver alone was all that was needed!
Here’s a testimonial from the Colloidal Silver Success Stories website from a woman who tends to get athlete’s foot often during the hot summer months. She wrote:
✓ Cured of Athlete’s Foot by Soaking My Feet In Colloidal Silver!
“I often get athlete’s foot, especially in the summer when it’s hot and I have to wear shoes, for example to work in my flower garden.
I do go without shoes whenever I can or wear sandals. The athlete’s foot seems like it can strike overnight! I will even get blisters between my toes and the itching almost drives me crazy!
But since I have your Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator I can use as much silver as I want at a fraction of the cost.
So when these “attacks” happen, I use a glass 8×8 cake pan and put 2 cups of full-strength colloidal silver in it. I then soak both my feet at the same time.
I wear a size 7 shoe and put the pan at an angle in front of me, it being a diamond shape not a square. My big toes are in the top point and my heels in the bottom point. They fit perfectly.
I soak them for at least 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening, after my shower.
Usually the first couple of soaks will relieve the itching, and within 2-3 days the blisters are healing nicely. I use the same silver for 2 soakings and then discard.”
— J.K., Presque Isle, MI
Here are a couple more short testimonials, also from the Colloidal Silver Success Stories website:
✓ Colloidal Silver Healed My Athlete’s Foot, Bronchitis and Red Eye!
“My own experience has been phenomenal.
I had bronchitis for about 3 weeks when my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator arrived. I made a batch and started taking it.
Within two days I didn’t have any bronchitis symptoms. I was only taking a teaspoon per day. I was amazed.
It also cleared up my red eye which occasionally happens, as well as my athlete’s foot!”
— W.E. Quirein
✓ Colloidal Silver Clears Up My Athlete’s Foot Immediately!
“I’m diabetic, which means cuts and scratches in the leg or feet are sometimes difficult to heal.
If I get a scratch or a cut on my legs, I rub colloidal silver up and down where the wound is. The silver heals the wound twice as fast.
I also use the colloidal silver for athlete’s foot – clears it up immediately.
I will not go anywhere without my machine.”
— Mike T., Challis, ID
✓ Spraying My Athlete’s Foot 3 Times Per Day with Colloidal Silver Healed It!
“I had athlete’s foot. Sprayed colloidal silver on my feet and it went away in a short time. I sprayed generously, 3 times per day.”
— D.A. Lenz, MN
✓ Colloidal Silver Cured My Boyfriend’s Stubborn Athlete’s Foot for the First Time In Years!
“My boyfriend has cured his athlete’s foot for the first time in years. He also suffered from bleeding gums, also gone.
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 cents by every individual.
This is NOT what the pharmaceutical industry wants. They want us sick and paying them to remain sick.”
— Lucy J.
✓ I Could Feel the Colloidal Silver Working on My Athlete’s Foot Immediately!
“Hi, I’ve used colloidal silver for about a year. It’s cured my nail fungus, athlete’s foot, swimmers ear.
I’ve used it for sinus with success and many other problems. I have a generator and wouldn’t be without it now.
The nail fungus was only on my big toe to one side. I trimmed that portion off, exposing the nail bed. I soaked my feet in a baking dish full of colloidal silver.
The athlete’s foot problem was on the other foot, so it took care of both problems at the same time.
I could feel the colloidal silver working on the fungus toe almost immediately and continued this for about a week and a half. It took a while for my nail to grow, now I can wear sandals again.”
— Susan A.
✓ Colloidal Silver Resolves Athlete’s Foot for Postal Carrier!
“I said that I would write back and let you know how things have been going with my new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
I have to say, things are great and I know it’s working. I’m still trying it on different things but it has worked very well on some issues.
… I used it on my feet, since I’ve had athlete’s foot and I’m walking in my shoes all day long six days a week, as I am a postal carrier.
Again, problem was solved. No more itching. And my feet were getting very nasty during that time!”
— Curt S.
✓ Colloidal Silver Cured My Daughter’s Athlete Foot!
“My 25 yr old daughter had been treating a foot fungus with many different over-the-counter products, with no luck in clearing up the fungus.
She had suffered with the pain and itching for almost a month. I encouraged her to dab on some silver water. She did and immediately the itching stopped.
I sent her home with a small bottle. The next day she called me….she had applied it several times that day. The pain was gone and the deep redness had changed to a pale pink. In 3 days after first application…..fungus was gone!!
I am no longer skeptical about it.”
— Nancy S., Topeka, KS
✓ Colloidal Silver Cured Athlete’s Foot and Several Other Problems!
“I have cured athletes foot problems and several other problems with the home made silver.
You people have a fantastic product. Thank you very much!”
— Mike T., Idaho
✓ Colloidal Silver Healed Nasty Fungal Infection That Even Lamisil Wouldn’t Cure!
“While trimming her toe nails one day my sister discovered a hole in the skin between her baby toe and the next toe, she could actually stick the end of a Q-tip into it. She hadn’t felt any pain from it so I guess that’s why it took so long to notice it.
She showed her doctor and he said to put some Lamisil Antifungal Cream on it several times a day. Janie applied the cream 3 to 4 times a day for 3 weeks with no results at all. The hole did not get any bigger but it also was not getting any better either. She was very discouraged.
I suggested she try using the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver I had given her, which I made with my generator bought from The Silver Edge.
So she stopped using the cream and began only using the colloidal silver by putting a cotton ball between her 2 toes to hold them apart and then used a glass eye dropper to put drops in the hole.
Janie would let it air dry before removing the cotton, but if she was in a hurry she used the hair dryer to blow it dry.
She would do this whenever she thought about it throughout the day and being it was summer and warm out, it was quick and easy to do because of being able to wear open toed shoes and no socks to remove each time.
In addition to the topical applications, she also was drinking 1 ounce of the colloidal silver 3 times a day.
After just several days she could see the hole was definitely healing and beginning to close up. Soon after that it had completely healed and the problem has not returned.”
— S. Glentz, MI
✓ Colloidal Silver Heals Persistent Fungal Infections Of the Feet!
“I use the colloidal silver water to treat persistent fungus infections, dipping my feet in silver water for 15-20 minutes every day.
Also I take it to prevent developing stomach flu. In this case I drink a glass of silver water 1-2 times a day.
Thanks for your wonderful product!”
— A.B. Houston, Texas
✓ Chronic Toenail Fungus Doing Better After Spraying Colloidal Silver on It!
“Toenail fungus: A chronic problem for several years.
I have been to Podiatrist and had a RX for Penlac. It did nothing.
I then sprayed the silver on my toes daily before putting on my socks. The fungus is not completely gone, but in eight months my toenails have grown back in clean and clear!
I will keep using the silver daily.”
— Dan F., Naples, FL
✓ “Impossible to Get Rid of” Nail Fungus Cured With Colloidal Silver!
“Folks, if you’ve never tried it, this is just amazing stuff. Both my husband and I had toenail fungus, which we found impossible to get rid of-even with tea tree oil-but the colloidal silver did the trick! You could see the changes in just a couple of weeks.
We take an ounce or so orally whenever we think about it throughout the day and spray the silver water onto the affected area first thing in the morning and last thing at night or whenever else remember to do it.
We have no piece of the action at this site, but we highly recommend it because of our results.”
✓ Colloidal Silver “Really Clears Up Toenail Fungus Fast!”
“We have two of your ‘Micro’ machines and love them – as do our clients in our clinic.
We make up our own foot bath electrolytes to treat Peripheral Neuropathy – and colloidal silver makes up a healthy amount of said electrolytes. It really clears up toenail fungus fast!”
— JDS, Chico Holistic Healthcare
As you can see, anecdotal accounts of colloidal silver effectiveness against stubborn Athlete’s Foot and other fungal infections abound. You can read more accounts of successful colloidal silver usage against fungal, bacterial and viral infections of all kinds at the Colloidal Silver Testimonials page.
Tell the Community About Your Experience!
Have you used colloidal silver successfully to soothe Athlete’s Foot or other fungal infection? We’d love to hear about it! If you haven’t already, please join the Colloidal Silver Secrets Group on Facebook and tell us about your experience.
Where Can You Find High-Quality Colloidal Silver?
Costs can range between $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle! That can be quite expensive.
But here’s the good news: You can make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents per quart with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
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Learn More About Colloidal Silver…
One last thing: A tremendous wealth of information on colloidal silver can be found at The Silver Edge website.
- For example, you can find nearly 500 articles on the powerful healing and infection-fighting properties of colloidal silver, at this link.
- And you can watch over a dozen “how-to” videos on making and using colloidal silver at this link.
- You might even want to get a copy of my FREE 30-page Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which is yours by just clicking the link.
- And finally, you can learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, simply by clicking the link in this sentence.
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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