Using Colloidal Silver for Styes
According to WebMD.com, a stye is “a small, painful lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid.”
In reality, it’s is a small abscess filled with pus, generally caused by a Staphylococcus bacterial infection of the eye or eyelid.
While colloidal silver has been demonstrated in multiple clinical studies to be effective against the staph pathogen, can colloidal silver be used safely and effectively in the eyes to help combat painful styes?
According to the experienced colloidal silver users featured in the article below, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” But there are a few caveats. So let’s take a quick look at what colloidal silver users are saying, as well as what several medical authorities have stated.
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
A member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook (join here) wrote to say she’s had fabulous success using colloidal silver against a nasty stye that formed on her eyelid. Here’s what she wrote:
“I have been a fan of colloidal silver for many years. I used it for a mouthwash, gargle, antiseptic on wounds, facial toner, I put it in my facial cleanser, and then my newest discovery:
Night before last I felt an itching on my eyelid and it just felt like the skin was tight. Couple hours later before bed I looked in the mirror and sure enough it was bulging a bit as a stye was beginning.
So I first washed with a hot washcloth and then applied colloidal silver drops into my eye, and swabbed my eyelid with a Q-tip soaked in colloidal silver.
I continued to do that several times the next day and this morning when I woke up, it is completely gone. That is the fastest I’ve ever gotten rid of an eye stye in my life.”
– Julie P.
Another nice friend on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook wrote to say the following:
“Just the other day I was able to give a college student a small bottle to try for an eye infection, i.e., a stye.
His mother is a nurse and when he emailed her asking what to do as he had no insurance and little money her reply was to hit the internet and learn.
Well, I didn’t think he had that much time before he would have serious vision problems so I offered the colloidal silver. He was thrilled that in 48 hrs his eye looked normal again. Thank you yet again for helping someone in need.”
— Nan M., Pocatello, Idaho
And still another member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook wrote to say:
“My father got a colloidal silver generator from you some time back and has been telling us how good this is. He had a sty on one eye and used the silver on it at about 6:00 pm and again at bed time.
The next morning he still had the sty so the following evening after supper he took small cotton ball soaked it in colloidal silver and put it on his eye and kept it there for 10 or so minutes the next morning there was no sty.
About one week later he had a second one and followed the same procedure with the same success. Just wanted to let you know.”
Another lady on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook wrote to say she, too, has seen colloidal silver used successfully against styes. She wrote:
“My daughter felt a sty coming on so she put 2 drops of colloidal silver, twice a day in her eye for a couple days, and the sty never developed!
For eye infections due to irritants or a scratched eye, I use 1-2 drops 2 times a day for 2-3 days (longer if needed). The eye will be noticeably better after only 1 treatment!”
Christopher T., another member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook, wrote to say:
“2 weeks ago I was dumping a barrel of scrap at my work. Someone had put the floor sweepings into the scrap container, and as I lifted it over my head to dump it into the larger container the sweepings blew back into my face. Even wearing Safety glasses the wood dust from the pallets blew right into my eyes.
I went and rinsed my face off and didn’t notice anything at this point. By bed time that night I could feel my right eye starting to swell (felt like a stye) by the next morning my eye was matted shut with eye juice.
I went to the bathroom and rinsed my eye again, checked it out and put a couple drops of colloidal silver into my effected eye. Within minutes the pressure of the infection had started to diminish, my eye was still infected but the condition never got any worse.
Continuing to use the colloidal silver for the next few days I prevented the condition from worsening. Today only a small amount of redness in the far corner of my right eye remains. Since that time I have acquired an eyedropper and a small bottle to keep this readily available to me …” – Christopher T.
Kathy B., from Nevada wrote to say that her family too, has used colloidal silver in the eyes for both styes and Pink Eye. She wrote:
“I’ve been using the homemade colloidal silver for over 14 years now. We now make ours with the Micro-Particle Generator.
I’ve used it successfully when my son had strep throat (gargled with it, 4 times a day), and again when he was sent home from school with Pink Eye (three drops in each eye, three times a day)…when my husband had a sty (two drops, three times a day)…
…when I had sinus infections (sprayed it up my nose three times a day while inhaling deeply)…when I had food poisoning (4 ounces of homemade colloidal silver, three times a day)…when I was coming down with the flu (four ounces in the morning, and four in the evening, of homemade colloidal silver)…when I had an infection between two of my toes…and many, many other times.
I’ll write more later, but suffice it to say colloidal silver is the #1 remedy in my natural health arsenal.”
— Kathy B., NV
And it’s not just my readers who are finding blissful relief from styes and other eye infections thanks to colloidal silver. On the MyBlessedLife.net website, I came across the following account of colloidal silver being successfully used for a stye:
“A few weeks ago, I woke up with a very sore eyelid. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. It was like an eyelash was infected or something, but I couldn’t actually see a problem. The next morning I woke up with the most huge, nasty stye on my eyelid. Ewww!
I didn’t have colloidal silver on hand, so I made a quick run to the health food store. I used a drop of Sovereign Silver in my eye twice that day. I woke up very early the next morning and my stye…and the pain…was completely gone. Wow! I was so surprised. And thankful!!”
And on the MamaAndBabyLove.com website, I found the following account:
“Colloidal silver works great on styes…Just last week, I thought I had a pink eye. I had a horrible stye and my eyes were red and itchy.
Turns out it was just the pollen making them red. But the stye was awful looking and painful.
I sprayed the colloidal silver in my eye and within an hour it came to a head…I sprayed the colloidal silver in my eye again before bed and it was gone the next day.”
And on the EarthClinic.com website (one of my favorite natural health sites), I came across the following anecdotal account:
“I have a stye on my lower eyelid that popped up 4 days ago. The morning of the second day my eye started to swell and it was painful to blink.
I got on earthclinic and saw castor oil as a remedy so I kept it oiled up all day. By the next morning it was much worse and extremely painful to blink. The castor oil also stuck to my eyelashes and made me want to itch my eyes.
After some research I decided to try colloidal silver. I dropped 3 drops in my eye and I could immediately tell that this was the cure. I bought some bio active silver in a little spray bottle and sprayed my eyes every 2 or three hours.
By the next day the swelling and redness had decreased over 50% and the pain by about 95%. I will continue treatment for a few days after it is gone and will always keep this remedy on hand in case this ever happens again.” – Lindsey from AR
What the Experts Say
Dr. James Balch, M.D., author of the bestselling book Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, has recommended the use of colloidal silver directly in the eyes for Pink Eye and other eye infections (i.e., conjunctivitis).
He recommended a few drops in each eye, several times a day, of 5 to 10 ppm colloidal silver, until the infection was cleared up.
Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., author of the best-selling book, The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health, recommends the use of colloidal silver in the eyes (and ears) saying:
“Eye or ear problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, redness, blurred vision, poor eyesight, ringing in the ears, earaches, soreness or swelling of the ears, eardrum damage, hardness of hearing, and (in rare cases) loss of hearing: Use 1 drop of colloidal silver topically (directly in the eye or ear) 3 times a day.“
Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., was a little bit less enthusiastic about using colloidal silver in the eyes, but nevertheless reluctantly says the following on his website:
“I find it difficult to form an opinion on colloidal silver and I do not claim to be an expert on this topic. I have come across several people who swear that colloidal silver — when used as eye drops 1-2 drops 3 to 4 times a day– quickly healed their conjunctivitis or sty, or reduced the severity of pharyngitis when gargled in water.
Perhaps colloidal silver is effective against viruses and some bacteria. So, considering all factors, if I were to make a decision, I would say colloidal silver is worth a try for a few days in cases of conjunctivitis or sty or perhaps other mild infections, but it should not be used for longer than one week at a time.
It’s use should be done under medical supervision by a health care provider who is familiar with its properties. I, personally, have not used it with patients.”
Is It Safe to Use Colloidal Silver in the Eyes?
I personally don’t like using colloidal silver in my eyes on a regular daily basis, for the simple reason there’s very little clinical research on it. So no one really knows what truly safe levels are.
Nevertheless, I’m very prone to styes, and have been for the past 20 years or so. And in that time, I’ve probably used colloidal silver directly in my eyes to treat styes at least a few dozen times and I’ve never had a negative reaction of other problem. It’s always stopped the stye. Usually, I’ve only had to put a few drops of colloidal silver directly into my eyes up to three times a day in order to stop a stye in one day flat.
Regarding the safety of using colloidal silver in the eyes, there’s only one study I know of, which calls colloidal silver (nanosilver) “a boon to ocular therapies” and “a trove for retinal therapies,” meaning the researchers felt it was very effective against a variety of retinal diseases and other eye problems. You can see the study, here.
In an animal study, in which researchers tested colloidal silver extensively for toxicity, one of the experiments they did was to put silver in the eyes of guinea pigs over a 72 hour period, and then check for problems. The researchers wrote:
“In acute eye irritation and corrosion study, no mortality and toxic signs were observed when various doses of colloidal AgNPs were instilled in guinea pig eyes during 72 hr observation period. However, the instillation of AgNPs at 5,000 ppm produced transient eye irritation during early 24 hr observation time.”
In other words, only extremely high concentrations of colloidal silver (5,000 ppm) caused “transient irritation” (i.e., temporary irritation) to the animal’s eyes. See here for more details.
In another animal study to determine silver toxicity, researchers performed an experiment in which they also used fairly high concentrations of colloidal silver in the animal’s eyes and on animal skin. They concluded,
“There was no acute eye or dermal irritation or corrosion, and extremely low skin sensitization.”
In other words, no harm was caused to the animal’s eyes. See here for more details.
If those studies carry over to human use, it would seem there’s no problem with using small amounts of colloidal silver in the eyes for short periods of time, as several of the doctors mentioned earlier have recommended.
But I’m not a doctor. I’m just a journalist. So please don’t take this article as being “prescriptive” in nature. Check with your own local and experienced natural health doctor if you have an eye infection and would like to try colloidal silver.
Here’s a very interesting article discussing a plethora of anecdotal accounts from people who have successfully used colloidal silver in their eyes to heal a variety of eye infections, including styes:
And here’s a video demonstration showing how people have applied colloidal silver directly to their eyes, for eye infections and other conditions:
Where to Find Colloidal Silver
If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
What’s more, manufacturers promoting the latest faddish colloidal silver product often charge far more per bottle – sometimes $35 to $50 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.
And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
Make Your Own High-Quality
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!
As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.
Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator! Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
- Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:
- Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
- Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
- Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
- Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
— K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”
— Marie Wilkey, SC
The Bottom Line…
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
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Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
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
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