Suggested Protocol for Wound Dressings with CS

My wife had to go in for an operation on her lower abdomen. This operation was completely successful, but she was left with a wound about 5 inches long, stapled shut with stainless steel medical staples. They gave her some large adhesive dressings and sent her home to recover. My wife asked me to tend to the wound, and this is the protocol I used:
Get some gauze (unsterile is fine, non-medical gauze is fine. CS is self-sterilising).
Cut a piece to cover the wound.
Either cover the whole gauze with a hypoallergenic adhesive film (the sort that medics use to stick over a wound – this was what we used in my wife’s case), or for smaller injuries, tape the gauze over the wound, allowing small parts of the gauze to show between the sections of surgical tape. You may also use superglue and strips of tissue paper to hold the wound closed if you cannot attend a hospital; I used this on a very deep knife cut, and this was more effective and neater than stitching.
If using the adhesive film, snip a small slit with sharp scissors at the top edge of the wound dressing.
Using a syringe (with a blunt needle or with no needle at all), irrigate the gauze with ISO or sugar-capped CS (gelatin-capped is not advised; cinnamon-capped does work but not quite as well as heat-reduced or glucose-reduced) until the gauze is sopping wet. I actually used ISO, 20ppm.
As often as possible in the next week, several times a day, check the gauze and re-irrigate to keep the gauze as wet as possible. Do not change the dressing unless it comes loose.
After a week, gently remove the dressing (another advantage of this protocol is that the gauze is far less likely to stick to the wound) and examine the wound. Renew the dressing and soak the new gauze if necessary, but you should see visible improvement in the healing process.
Results from the operation wound for my wife, for those interested;
BEFORE: The wound was stapled shut – badly – and small areas of subcutaneous fat (about 2-3 mm) were poking out of the wound between two of the staples. The wound was covered in an adhesive dressing, and the hospital supplied a couple of replacement dressings, which we did not need.
AFTER: On day six, I slowly removed the adhesive dressing and the gauze underneath (which was still wet) peeled off the wound. The area of subcutaneous fat was gone, the whole wound was closed, and the scab peeled off with the gauze, leaving a perfectly-clean, almost completely healed wound. We covered the wound with a dry fresh gauze pad after spraying the skin with CS. A day or so later, the appointment for the removal of the staples came along, and we just re-sprayed the wound line at intervals to ensure that no re-infection took place.
Your mileage may vary, but I would use this protocol every time. We did not see any necessity to explain to the surgeon exactly why the wound healed so fast…

Effectiveness of CS against Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

I had a bad case of Athlete’s Foot a couple of days ago. Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos, because ISO and CS killed it stone dead before I thought of taking any pictures.
It started as a stinging sensation in the crease under the left little toe. I didn’t bother looking at it for one day, as I assumed, quite wrongly, that it would go by itself. The stinging was much worse by the time I came home on the second day after symptoms appeared. The skin was white, soft and loose. I pulled at the skin and it came off, together with quite a bit of the underlying tissue, leaving a red, raw and slightly bleeding area. It was hurting quite badly by then, and the foot was swollen and starting to show bacterial infection, with a perfect semi-circular radius of redness, which indicated a bacterial infection in the deeper tissues.
It was time to get rid of it; I was particularly concerned about the redness and swelling, typical of bacterial infection. It was also stinging like hell, and had started to spread to the next toe. As I normally don’t get this sort of problem and we had just moved into a new home, I started to think it had come from the stone floors in the kitchen and bathroom, possibly left there by the younger teenage children of the previous occupants.
We didn’t have any “proper” antifungal medication, and I was unwilling to leave it even a day longer. I made two wedges of tissue from toilet paper, wedged them inbetween the toes, and poured CS (suger-reduced) onto the tissue until the tissue wedges were sodden. Drinking about 150 mls of CS (S) for good measure and wearing a clean sock to keep the wet tissue in place, I went to sleep. The next morning, the stinging was completely gone – which rather surprised me. I poured ISO (Ionic Silver Oxide) onto the foot and let it dry for the daytime, and repeated the treatment the next night.
It was now Saturday morning, and I picked off the remaining dead skin, and the skin in the “wound” looked soft, clean and non-stinging. I have never seen a blister (I would classify it as a sort of raw blister in terms of tissue damage) heal so fast. The bacterial-type redness had gone.
Another success for CS, both CS(S) and ISO. As a female acquaintance had killed her Candida infection this way, I wasn’t surprised by the success, but I was pleased at the speed of resolution. I commend it to the readership.
I have just finished steam-cleaning the stone floors in the house…

The Prepper Notes

A growing number of people consider that “Prepping” (as Americans put it) is an advisable policy; preparing beforehand for some foreseeable but hopefully-unlikely disaster, so that one’s family can survive that disaster in reasonable shape. Even the British government, not known since WWII for its’ caring attitude to the man in the street, advises us to have two weeks’ worth of food and money in the home.
As it is likely that a Government would be under some pressure to bring back a civilised way of life in a reasonably short time, a family would need to be able to endure a true “Survival Phase” of maybe two weeks or so, but there would then be a phase of a few months, which we might refer to as the “Aftermath Phase” where everyone gets back to their normal state…
…of being kept in the metaphorical dark by TPTB and fed on Panem et Circenses by the government.
Whether this would involve TPTB hoping for a thinning-out of so-called useless eaters, I do not know, but anyone who reads this forum and blog does not come into that category. Everyone has their favorite list of facilities, preparations and contents for their bug-out bag, but while I’m not actually going into any lists here (there’s plenty on the Internet), I would hope that everyone would have a CS-making kit with them for the “Aftermath Phase”, when disease may be an issue.
Waterborne disease is always going to be a problem if the mains water supply is not available. Most flooding events in the UK have also involved the sewerage system lifting the manholes in the road, causing raw sewage to mix with surface water, contaminating all water sources which are not sealed from the environment.
So, you’ve got your battery powered CS generating gear. I am deeply grateful that mine’s a SilverTron:
SilverTron Store
although a CST4 battery-powered CS generator from GoodVitality would do:
GoodVitality CST4 CS-Making Machine
and you could make your own very basic version, from the instructions here:
Kephra’s Articles – CS Production Part II
You will certainly have your pure Silver electrode(s). They will be .999 fine; DON’T bother paying for .9999 fine; and some 9V PP3 batteries. You will have a small quantity of cinnamon powder, a bottle of Vodka (good for trading or fire-lighting as well as making cinnamon tincture), a bottle of Sodium Hydroxide or Sodium Carbonate and a bottle of Karo Corn Syrup (USA/CAN) or Golden Syrup (UK).
Excellent; now all we need is some unpolluted, clean distilled water in a sealed container…
Um; perhaps I could distill my own water. Now where is my mains distiller? I’ll just plug it in…
How about that bottle of dehydrated water that Mr Snake-oil sold me; he said it only needed to be rehydrated with some distilled …
Damn.
All the answers boil down (excuse the pun) to a supply of water clean enough to use for CS-making. I came to this conclusion a while ago, and made sure that I always keep 250 litres of distilled water on hand in my home. It is very expensive bottled water if used for drinking, but I don’t think I would care, if the time came. It will last me and my wife for about four weeks if we had nothing else, and could be used straight out of the sealed plastic bins to make any version of CS. However, suppose we didn’t have this?
Most homes have a water-tank, but this is “contaminated” with chlorine, so although it can be used for drinking-water, it cannot be used for making CS. I can see at least three other sources of reasonably good water in or around my home, that are fairly pure without needing to be distilled, and which are not likely to be badly contaminated. My rainwater butts collect rainwater from my roof, and the dust (and any radio-active particles) settle out in the first water-butt. The overflow goes into the second water-butt, and this would be perfectly good for drinking-water, straight from the water-butt tap. Better, but available in smaller volumes, melted ice from the freezer would puddle in the bottom of the cabinet if the mains failed. Even better still, my dehumidifiers collect water that is almost distilled-quality, condensed from water vapour in the air. (Homes in the USA might consider collecting the distillate from any air-conditioners, allowing any overflow to run away to the drain. This water is made by the same process as a dehumidifier, and would be of an equivalent purity if kept in a covered tank).
Could these be used for making CS? If it is possible, the end-product would be self-sterilising.
I took 350 mls of rainwater and 350 mls of condensate from my dehumidifier. I tested the water samples with a TDS meter and the rainwater came out at 28 uS, the dehumidifier water tested at 8 uS. I thought this would be too high for use as CS feedwater, and was quite disappointed by the dehumidifier sample. As a dehumidifier makes water by condensing water vapour, I had hoped for a better TDS result.
However, I hooked up the CS machine to make sugar-reduced hot CS (perhaps you will allow the use of hot water for the purpose of this experiment). After electrolysing the dehumidifier water for approximately 11 minutes and the rainwater for about 15 minutes at about 10 mA (I let the rainwater overcook a bit), I took a wooden stirrer (from Starbucks) with a faint smear of Golden Syrup on the end, and immersed it into the hot water.
The rainwater was a bit over-cooked, around 30 ppm, but the colour of both samples was perfect, with zero turbidity and crystal clear deep yellow (for the dehumidifier water) and light brown (for the rainwater).
I MUST STRESS that this is an emergency technique for use when distilled or de-ionised water is not available. You should ALWAYS use distilled or de-ionised water when it is obtainable. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the results, which I will use with confidence.
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The Historical Use of Silver Salts and Colloidal Silver

NOTES ON THE HISTORICAL USE OF SILVER COLLOIDS AND SALTS BEFORE WWII
These notes are paraphrased from a pre-WWII copy of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by Blumgarten, pub 1935, 6th Edition.
I have only altered terminology to make it clear what they were saying to a lay audience, I have NOT altered any dosages. EXTREME CAUTION should be used in experimenting with any of these notes in a practical way; remember that the science of Medicine was almost in the stone age in 1935, (and some would say that parts of it still is). However, doctors were freer to experiment, and less likely to be sued, so information tended to be recorded if it was possibly of use in treating patients; but they knew very little compared with the vast body of clinical knowledge accumulated since.
This was especially the case with the medical knowledge obtained during WWII by both the US, UK and the Germans. If you have had a piece of intestine removed due to traumatic injury, the doctor only knew how much he could cut away due to the experience obtained during WWII. There were also heart surgeons in the US Army 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group, who, because they had no option but to try to operate on soldiers shot in the chest, even removed bullets from the ventricles of living hearts, with some success!
soldier
The death camps, particularly, added a unique and valuable resource which can never be repeated, especially with regard to the use of Vitamins in high dosages. For that, we must have the most profound respect for the terrible involuntary sacrifice made by the concentration camp inmates.
The information below is given strictly for the purpose of curiosity. Please add other information if you find any from other sources. [Blogger’s notes are in square brackets].
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Page 65 – 68:
Colloidal Silver is mentioned here in some detail. The form used is described as “mild Silver protein” and are considered to be mild antiseptics and germicides, used for irrigation, and “locally” [externally] and on mucous membranes of the nose, throat, eyes and genito-urinary tract as antiseptics. They are all said to be especially effective against gonorrhoea. The concentrations given range from 5 % to 50 % [and as such are almost guaranteed to give some degree of Argyria if used internally or on internal mucous membranes]. There are a number of versions described, and most are said to be “soothing and not irritating to the tissues”. Other versions are described as Silver Oxide, Iodide and suspended in albumin, proteins [unspecified] and gelatin. None of the descriptions give details of manufacture. Some of the more interesting descriptions are given below, together with their proprietary names.
Argyrol is described as a mixture of Silver Oxide and protein, in percentages between 20 % – 25 % of Silver, re-diluted to make a 10 % – 25 % solution, and it is stated that it stains linen dark brown.
Argyn: “A colloidal compound of Silver Oxide and albumin, containing 20 – 30 % of Silver”.
Cargentos: This is said to be a 50 % albuminous solution of Silver with casein. It is “used as an antiseptic, in the form of tablets, vaginal tampons, dusting powder, ointment or suppositories”.
Neosilvol: [For some reason, the previous owner of my copy of this book has put a pencil tick by this name. I can only guess that she must have used this particular product successfully, but I cannot be sure, of course]. It is said to be a colloidal combination of 20 % Silver Iodide and a protein, re-diluted the same way as Argyrol [10 % – 25 % solution].
Collene: This is tantalisingly described as a colloidal Silver salt in permanent suspension. It is not irritating and does not discolour the skin. It is used “in full strength” [unspecified].
Collargol: This is described as 78 % – 85 % Silver [It must have looked a bit like Mercury! – or more likely a deep brown colour] and it is stressed in the book that this contains a larger proportion of metallic silver and less of Silver combined with protein. It is described as a solution of very finely divided Silver in albumin, containing about 85 % Silver. The book states three times that this product is often given by direct injection into the blood [intravenously] as an antiseptic and also used locally [externally]. The dosage for intravenous use is given as being between 1:500 to ½ % solution, for use against sepsis. [This would seem to equate to between 1560 – 1700 ppm up to 3900 – 4250 ppm, which is impossible with our electrolytic methods, and again also very likely to cause Argyria, although a bit less likely than with an equivalent concentration of IS]. There is also a mention of the product being given by mouth at a dosage of 0.06 gm [1 grain or about three drops. I have heard of this product or something very similar being used intravenously for the treatment of Cholera and Typhoid during WWI]. This product was also given in the form of suppositories, pessaries and as a dusting powder.
Collargol Ointment: described as 15 % Collargol in an unspecified ointment base, rubbed into the skin in cases of mastitis.
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In the event of poisoning by Silver Nitrate, the suggested treatment was to wash out the stomach and give Sodium Chloride as an antidote [turning the Silver salt into Silver Chloride]. It notes that a symptom of Silver Nitrate poisoning is a burning pain in the mouth, with the lining of the mouth being covered in a greyish-white membrane.
It states that Silver has been used for centuries, esp by the “Arabians” [sic] for use against nervous diseases. Silver was associated with the Moon, hence the other common name for Silver Nitrate, Lunar Caustic.
Silver Nitrate is used to “check excessive granulation tissue and to contract the mucous membranes of the eye, nose and mouth when they are inflamed. The salts of silver are particularly valuable in the treatment of gonorrhoeal infections. They destroy the gonococci, the bacteria which cause the disease”.
Argyria is mentioned, and described as “Chronic Silver Poisoning” caused by prolonged use of Silver salts. It comments that Potassium Iodide is given to relieve the condition, “but it is not very effective, however”.
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Silver Nitrate is used in 1 – 2 % solutions in the eyes of infants to prevent gonorrhoeal opthalmia. For treatment of gonorrhoea, is it used in weaker solutions, between 1:10000 and 1:1000. Silver Nitrate is said to form an explosive compound with Tannic acid [so don’t mix it in your tea].
Reference is made to the use of Lunar Caustic on small sticks with Silver Nitrate like a match-head.
Silver Citrate is referred to as a non-irritating antiseptic, used in solutions of 1:4000 to 1:10000 for injections into the urethra and cavities [unknown definition of cavities].
Silver Lactate is used for disinfecting purposes in solutions of 1:100 to 1:2000 [external surfaces or the skin?]
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A 1% solution of Argyrol is suggested for injection into the urinary tract as a urinary antiseptic for the treatment of gonorrhoea and cystitis. Also Silver Nitrate in dilutions of 1:1000 – 1:10000 solution for gonorrhoea.
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Under Arsenic preparations given for the treatment of Syphilis, it mentions Silver Arsphenamine (Silver Salvarsan) as being better than Arsenic by itself, the dosage quoted is 0.1 – 0.3 grams dissolved in 5 c.c. of warm distilled water, given intravenously or intramuscularly into a deep muscle. There is a warning that overdose may cause poisonous symptoms such as Argyria and swelling.
There is also a note that the Jarish-Herxheimer reaction may occur due to the excessive release of dead spirochaete toxins, which may develop a day or two after injection. The symptoms given are:
1) A rash which becomes markedly reddened and “all the constitutional symptoms become markedly accelerated”.
2) Headache.
3) Nausea & vomiting.
4) There is a rise in temperature.
In the event of arsenic poisoning, it indicates that the antidote is Sodium Thiosulphate, given intravenously in doses of 0.6 – 1.0 gm.
[Blogger’s note: None of these dosages seem remotely practical or necessary with CS as we make it today. They also seem almost guaranteed to give rise to cases of Argyria. I particularly would avoid the use of Silver Nitrate, as in addition to the high risk of Argyria, the product can be very corrosive. The use of Silver Citrate, Iodide and Lactate as sterilising antiseptics for use on floors and kitchen surfaces is of some interest, but I would rather use CS reduced with fructose or glucose for this purpose. This is a collection of historical notes for preservation for the future, as we never know if the information may one day become useful, even if only as background information, but I WOULD NOT USE ANY OF THIS INFORMATION FOR LIVE MEDICAL USE. I also must re-iterate that I am not a doctor, nor do I suggest the use of any of this information as a treatment for any ailment or disease. If you are unwell, I would suggest that a medical professional, practised under modern medical training, is of more immediate use, and must suggest that you seek qualified professional medical advice if you feel unwell. Although the medical practitioners of yesteryear were undoubtedly doing their best, even the most casual reading of the Materia Medica cannot but give concerns as to how primitive the practise of medicine was in those days.]

The "Old" Forum is back again…

The old forum is back again for those who wish to contribute to these websites, the most valuable two resources for CS and CG on this Planet (OK, I might be exaggerating a little).
http://forum.cgcsforum.com/index.php
This blog will run in tandem with the forum. There is a slightly different emphasis between the Blog and the Forum, but both are intended to be a teaching resource for the uses of Colloidal Silver and Colloidal Gold. The Blog address is similar;
http://blog.cgcsforum.com/
If you click a link within the Forum, it will re-direct to the Blog. To reach the correct part of the Forum, remove the “www” at the beginning of the Forum link and substitute “forum” (without the inverted commas). This will take you to the correct link. For example:
http://www.cgcsforum.com/index.php/topic,704.0.html
directs to the blog, but substituing the “forum” becomes;
http://forum.cgcsforum.com/index.php/topic,704.0.html
Which reaches the correct place.
 
 

Using a Nebuliser to Administer Colloidal Silver

A number of users of CS have posted on the old forum about using a nebuliser to deliver CS directly into the lungs. For lung infections, this is an excellent way of delivering the CS directly to the place it is needed.
It was of particular use to those makers of clear IS who either didn’t know how to make metallic CS or who felt that IS was more effective, as the ionic content would not be turned into Silver Chloride in the stomach. If the illness is other than in the lungs, then it would be easier and far more effective to use metallic (capped) CS-C and take a higher dose is an easier way (orally). A nebuliser can only deliver 10 mls of CS in about twenty minutes.
However, for use with lung infections, a nebuliser is a very effective method of getting the Silver to where it can do most good. A nebuliser can be powered by ultrasonic means or by an air or oxygen jet. Naturally, the finer the mist, the better, as this enables the CS to reach the deepest part of the lungs. It is recommended to use sugar-or heat-reduced CS. Ionic Silver Oxide does work, but there is an unnecessary risk of Argyria is this form is used.
The use of a nebuliser is very definitely an experimental process; this is a cutting-edge use of CS and should be treated with considerable caution. I have used a nebuliser with CS, and there is no apparent effect on a healthy human BUT DO NOT ASSUME that the same would the case with a severely-ill individual. All the Internet comments stress that the Silver is getting straight into the deep and most heavily-infected part of the lungs of the sick individual, and the results can be spectacular in every way, both as to the effectiveness of the treatments and the possibility of very severe coughing fits that may occur.
A coughing fit that would cause no trouble to a healthy individual may be life-threatening to a person with very heavily-infected or damaged lungs. In every case where a person is breathing in a wheezing or laboured manner, or where a severe coughing fit might cause (or has caused) concern, a medically-trained or aware person should be present while a nebuliser is in use, and the volunteer patient should be giving fully-informed consent to the process. Particular care should be taken if the ill person is unable to sit up and lean forward to clear sputum or other fluids from their windpipe. The straining process during coughing may also lead to a person vomiting and there is a risk of inhalation of the vomitus. I would suggest that a nebuliser only be used while a person is able to sit up and get out of bed, at least for the first half-dozen sessions.
Having stressed the above, CS delivered by inhalation is reported to be so effective, even in the tiny doses that it is possible to deliver by this means, that I would certainly try it myself if I had a lung infection. I would also ensure that I took a large dose orally as well, simply because the infection would be best attacked from all directions.
I do know of people trying to use a humidifier as the volume of mist is far higher that an ultrasonic nebuliser, but I would be wary of using a humidifier to breathe the vapour in directly; it is possible that the amount of water may give rise to the same effect as pneumonia, i.e. too much liquid in the lungs. Direct inhalation is not the same as disinfecting a room with a humidifier. If an oxygen bottle is used to atomise the CS, then pure medical oxygen in excess of 20-30 psi gives the best results. Oxygen will also have a synergistic effect with the CS, as anaerobic bacteria will be destroyed by exposure to oxygen.
When using a nebuliser, start out with the finest mist possible. The mist should resemble wisps of vapour and cause a slight dampening of the area around the nose when used with a nebuliser mask. I would use about 10 mls per “dose”, and repeat the session several times per day, rather than keep refilling the nebuliser cup again and again. I would use about 10 mls up to four times a day, although I would welcome the input of others who have tried this protocol.
Inhalation of CS should NOT be the first time a person has ever taken CS. It is important to give CS orally first, to ensure that any Herxheimer effects are not too severe, and also to ensure that no allergic reaction takes place.
NEVER use anything except CS (or the prescribed medication) in a nebuliser. NEVER EVER use Ionic Silver salts in a nebuliser, (in the form of Silver Citrate, Nitrate, etc.) While I have used ISO (Ionic Silver Oxide) in a nebuliser, there is an unnecessary risk of Argyria. The other Silver salts (Nitrate etc.) are absolutely contra-indicated. They have no valid use internally, whatsoever.
http://www.silvermedicine.org/nebulizers.html

Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction

Anyone who experiments with Colloidal Silver for any length of time will need to understand the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (or Herxheimer reaction for short).
Silver is such an effective killer of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts, that a very seriously-ill person may suffer from a reaction to the release of toxins caused by the large-scale death of those pathogens. While this is a normal process and does not normally cause any issues noticeable to the person who is self-treating, sometimes the pathogen die-off is so severe that the person starts to feel more unwell than the initial discomfort experienced as a result of the disease.
When a person is taking CS for the first time, there may also be an effect from the die-off of the many millions of (normally-harmless) bacteria within the body. It is necessary to make a new user of CS aware of this effect, so that they understand that this is a normal part of the healing process, and do not mistakenly view it as being caused directly by the CS itself.
The Herxheimer Reaction is normally short-term and can be regarded as a form of detoxification by the body, and the body may experience symptoms similar to those of Influenza; mild-to-moderate fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills and nausea. The skin, being a known outlet for the disposal of poisons, may also show exaggerated blotches or itching.
It resembles the medical definition of sepsis (which is hardly surprising) and can also happen after a prescription of antibiotics, such as penicillin or tetracycline (again, hardly surprising).
Sources on the Internet state that the Herxheimer reaction is particularly common during the treatment of relapsing fever, syphilis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, brucellosistyphoid fever, and trichinosis; in particular, any disease involving spirochaete bacteria.
If this reaction is particularly severe, doctors may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin every four hours for a couple of days, or 60 mg of prednisone. Patients should be closely monitored for the potential collapse and shock. In extreme cases, meptazinol, may be prescribed.
The Herxheimer Reaction is a perfectly normal reaction that shows that the CS is destroying the pathogens. CS does not directly cause the Herxheimer reaction. Anyone who suffers from this effect should try to maintain the consumption of CS at a lower dose or stop for a few days and then re-start the dosage, as this is the curative, not causative agent. CS is not toxic, and it should be emphasised that most people never experience the Herxheimer reaction.
The single most effective “treatment” for the Herxheimer reaction is drinking water. All users of Colloidal Silver should maintain a high intake of fluids, and water in particular. If this reaction is experienced, then it is better to endure the detoxification process if possible, even if it has to be done in stages by reducing the intake (volume and frequency) of CS, as the body is successfully cleansing itself of the unwanted pathogens and this reaction is a sign that the parasitical load is particularly high in that individual.
Any really-serious symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties or coughing so severe that the person cannot “catch their breath” or significant swelling in the throat, should be given immediate medical attention.
http://www.silvermedicine.org/herxheimerreaction.html
http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/herxheimer.html
Coming next: The use of Nebulisers with CS.

Argyria: Notes on the attempt to destroy the use of Colloidal Silver.

If you speak to people who know nothing about Colloidal Silver, and you give them a bottle of it to try, they will immediately go onto the Internet and search for the subject. They will then send you a panicky email and the email will almost certainly reveal their utter ignorance of Colloidal Silver by attaching a picture of, or a link to, Paul Karason;
Blueman-Paul-Karason
Paul Karason not only consumed vast amounts of badly-made Silver Chloride, but also baked it onto his skin (Silver compounds are photo-sensitive) in what I can only assume was a deliberate attempt to become a talking-point in his home town. I don’t consider that he has achieved anything but notoriety for his action. I would also be interested in what he has to say about the damage that his absurd behaviour has done to the cause of Silver-derived health treatments.
The other person referred to by all the anti-CS Pharma people that all the ignorami mention, is Rosemary Jacobs. I am sorry for her severe skin blemishes, caused by her (prescribed) excessive use of (what was almost certainly) Silver Nitrate drops, but from her anti-CS writings, I can only conclude that she either doesn’t have the faintest idea what modern CS is (or how it is made), or that she is deliberately trying to put people off from using CS for reasons that I will charitably not comment upon. Either way, she hints that CS was responsible, when it had nothing to do with her skin condition. At the time she was prescribed her treatment, CS was not used or prescribed by allopathic doctors, and the substance she used was some form of Silver compound, almost certainly dilute Silver Nitrate.
I have heard of a few other Argyria cases, all caused by badly-made forms of Silver compounds, long-term use of high ppm products that almost certainly were not IS, or Mild Silver Protein. That’s it. No others. So we have a severe case of “anti-alternative-health-treatment theatre” constantly pushed under the noses of the unknowing by wicked men, in order to put off ill people from treating themselves with an excellent natural antibiotic. All because they want to mount a desperate defence of the dwindling profits made from their sale of allopathic drugs, while refusing to invest in any further research to discover new antibiotics. None of these cases occurred as a result of ingesting metallic CS.
The Chief Medical Officer of England has stated that she is very concerned that no drug companies are investing in new research into new classes of antibiotic, and that there are very few remaining antibiotics to which bacteria have not yet become resistant. She further states that the world is likely to soon enter a “post-antibiotic” era where diseases which were easily curable in the latter part of the last century, (such as pneumonia and gonorrhoea) once again become feared ailments. I agree with her analysis of this risk.
It never seems to occur to her that it might be the business of government to fund research that is for the good of mankind, but which is not financially-lucrative for private Pharmaceutical companies, but that’s a different issue. It also speaks volumes that Big Pharma has become so addicted to long-term drug sales that they are unwilling to fund research into drugs that actually cure people, preferring to finance research into drugs that have to be taken for long periods to maintain a semblance of health; but again, that’s a different issue (but one that is well-known to readers of this and similar blogs).
So we have three classes of Silver-containing liquids: solutions of Silver compounds, such as Silver Nitrate or Silver Chloride; Ionic CS; and finally metallic CS. Both IS & CS have amounts of Silver in them that are minuscule by comparison to the standard Silver compounds used in (for example) deodorants and clothing rinses. In theory, IS belongs to the same class of Silver compounds that possibly might cause Argyria if extensively and absurdly overdosed, but I have drunk large amounts of IS over the years, not knowing how to make the version for internal use (metallic CS) at that time. I never got any degree of grey or blue tint to my skin, ever, and no-one of my personal acquaintance has had any such problems either.
True metallic CS is infinitely less likely to cause Argyria. It is a completely different product, and I have consumed many litres of metallic CS since I learned to make it. Many thousands of people around the world have done the same, and the number of cases of Argyria to a degree similar to Paul Karason, Stan Jones or Rosemary Jacobs, is nil. That is correct; nil. This gives me considerable confidence that nothing is likely to go wrong with properly-prepared CS. I will repeat it, for the hard-of-reading: true metallic CS is much less likely to cause Argyria than IS, and IS is much less likely to cause Argyria than any other Silver compounds.
At 20 ppm, you would have to consume so much colloid in order to even approach a remote possibility of Argyria, that it is probable that you would die from water intoxication first. (Water intoxication is a condition where the blood becomes less concentrated than the fluid inside the cells of the body. When this reaches a certain point, the cells continue to absorb water through osmosis and swell. If the brain also becomes swollen beyond a certain point, the person can die).
It should also be noted that Paul Karason is otherwise completely healthy. Although I accept that his skin colouration is, to say the least, undesirable, he is living proof that Silver has effectively zero toxicity. All research into water purification comes to the same conclusion, that Silver is the one of the best water purification techniques, with zero downside to its’ use.
Kephra has also made a sensible contribution to this debate; steer clear of internal use of IS, and ONLY USE CS WHEN YOU ARE ILL or (I would add) for an occasional internal de-bugging.
Although IS is understandably sold as a “health supplement” by most sales websites, it is an antibiotic. Just as one should never dose animals with antibiotics long-term, so one should normally only use CS when one is unwell.
Will Fitzpatrick’s Open Letter about Argyria
also (but the website severely over-hypes his own product)
http://www.gold2live.com/Blue-Man-Smiles-After-Hoax.html
A website detailing the issue in a balanced way:
http://www.silvermedicine.org/argyria.html
All the currently-reported cases of Argyria:
http://www.silvermedicine.org/argyria-cases.html
Finally, there follows a recipe for a cure for Argyria. I make no comment upon its efficacy or safety, but the person who discovered it said that he had done it successfully. It should be noted that the amount of Vitamin E may be on the high side, for some peoples’ metabolisms. It is included here for historical completeness, with no responsibility taken by this website or blog for its’ use.
A Cure for Argyria: The Formula
3 Vitamin E 1000 mg 100% Natural d-alpha Tocopheryl
1 Selenium 100 mcg yeast free
2 vegetarian Vitamin C 1000 mg
1 teaspoon MSM organic
1 super potency Vitamin B 100,
1 teaspoon of Kelp powder
Taken every morning with 2 16 oz glasses of water, with close to 3/4 of a gallon drinking water a day.

Intravenous Use of Colloidal Silver

I found my copy of this post from the old forum. It is unique in that it is (as far as I know) one of the first modern descriptions of IV use of CS. In WWI, it was apparently common for CS to be injected for the purpose of attempting to counter Cholera. Very little remains of their knowledge, although I would welcome anyone’s input if they find old accounts of the use of CS. This pair of posts were put onto the old site by a wonderful person from Africa in response to a request from participant LordKarma. I have sought his permission to quote this pair of responses, as the information is so unique. The first comment was posted to illustrate Tani’s uses of CS. LordKarma then requested that Tani posted his dosages and CS types, which Tani then did.
“My name is Taniform Asongwe, I live in the North Western Region of Cameroon. This region is ravaged by HIV and other diseases.  When I lost my brother in 2009 to HIV I got really annoyed with big Pharma and decided to start investigating the political and economic benefits/motivations of the disease process in general. When I realized how skewed medical curricula became after 1910, the world over, I took the decision to educate myself as much as possible. My conclusion is that a patient cured is a customer lost from the point of view of big Pharma, meanwhile medical research is primarily motivated by large profit margins at a later date, while the FDA is entirely controlled by the pharmaceutical industry for its own interests consequently leading to the ill and suffering to be quietly classified as primary commodities for the biggest market the world has ever endured.
I have had amazing results, my mother has been diabetic for more than 10 years and after prolonged exposure to CS, her sugar levels exceeded 120 only once in the past one year. My aunt was sent home to die with devastating opportunistic infections resulting from HIV. In a few weeks she was leading a normal life to the chagrin and surprise of the MD who sentenced her to death. A kidney infection resulted in my neighbour’s 22 year old son falling into a coma for one week. After administering CS to him in the evening about 7 pm he got up by day break and started urinating. Dialysis was suspended 3 days after exposure to CS, one week after that the catheters were removed as (his urea and creatinin levels normalized) it became conclusive they were no longer required. 3 weeks after that he was back in school. And finally another aunt was diagnosed with [a serious illness], using triple distilled water to produce CS, I passed it through a .2 micron syringe filter and gave it to her intravenously and she has had a full recovery although she was also sent home to die as she could not afford the cost of an operation and subsequent [redacted]therapy.
Joining this forum I realized the mistakes I have been making with the production of CS and I am certain correctly produced CS will be of much needed use to my friends and family. I also have a unique opportunity as giving medical advice here is not as regulated as in the western world. Though I have extreme limitations as to the availability of material and equipment like a hotplate/magnetic stirrer, clear corn syrup, cinnamon, 24 to 36 V DC power adapters it is a challenge. Necessity is the mother of creation. I located a small module in my Chinese made DVD player that outputs 30 V. I plugged it out and tapped the power output and have been making CS with it. A few weeks ago I found corn syrup but it contains a caramel colourant. In any case I am reading up on the forum daily and the astounding results are payment enough for me.
Kephra, I thank you so much for dispensing your incredible knowledge regarding CS for free and it is being put to great use to benefit people here. May God bless you and give you the strength to continue giving us this know-how.
Best Regards, Taniform.”
This is the second posting, after LordKarma requested the dosages;
“At the beginning I gave her [his diabetic mother] approximately 200 ml morning and evening, that’s 400 ml total daily. When she felt better, her eyesight got better and she told me she could see something on a board across the road clearly, her five times peeing in one night was no longer necessary and her energy levels increased and she started tentatively eating some foods she had not been eating. I then reduced it to 2 tablespoons [30 ml] morning and evening for the past eight months now. Though she felt a lot better she at times was not in optimum health, energy levels, skin texture was not so vibrant. I attributed it to her age at 67. However, once I started reducing the ionic/colloidal solution to colloidal as suggested on this forum, she commented about feeling a lot better and started asking for more. I had not informed her I changed the brewing method. Her skin texture is better than it has been in a long time and she does not stop reminding me how much more better she is feeling.
I believe I was producing more colloidal than ionic all along, I simply read up on it,  boiled the water and started the brewing with the water getting cold over time. Now I reduce the gas flame I use and just keep it below boiling point for the ten minutes I need, then reduce with corn syrup. I still cannot determine the exact concentration as I have no TDS meter. I needed to brew for like three hours before getting a slight yellow colour which was my cut off point. Now I brew for 10 minutes after adding a sodium carbonate solution which is quite helpful and I can have more of it.
My abandoned aunt, refused by a medical doctor and referred to go somewhere else with full blown AIDS, she was being carried around and could not eat or talk. I gave her colloidal silver and not ionic as I reduced it with corn syrup and continued boiling until I noticed no more colour change. I started her with 100 ml twice a day because I was worried about a Herxheimer reaction. After a few days when I noticed she was feeling better I increased it to half a litre taken three times daily. Once she started walking and eating without assistance I reduced the dosage again to four tablespoons [60 ml] three times daily. She is no longer plagued by the opportunistic infections, though the HIV is still there.
The grand aunt with [the serious illness], I started her off with two tablespoons three times daily for five days, then I proceeded 5 ml IV once daily for another three days before moving up to 10 ml for 20 days. She had previously been lying down for four months. Now she is back in the market where she sells foodstuff. It was so bad that there was this foul smelling whitish liquid mixed with blood at times dripping down.
The young man whose kidney failed was started at 5 ml IV for three days, then to 10 ml for another seven days then to two tablespoons [30 ml] twice daily for one month. All of this I had to make hard choices because I was being faced with life threatening conditions and had to decide the better yet unknown steps to take.
I hope that I can ask a lot of questions on this forum as I am thinking of using the CS even more courageously particularly regarding HIV. Are there any limitations as to the kind of questions I can ask? I am aware no medical advice is being dispensed on this forum of course.
Currently I have a [seriously-ill] patient who was told she would not be alive by this December. [The illness] had spread right down to her right ribs, of course only visual observation. Since I joined this forum I realized that in the colloidal form I could give her large quantities. She is taking 500 ml daily.  The [illness] has reduced to the [original site] alone where it started but is not getting any better. I am thinking of mixing the CS with DMSO, hoping that it might carry the CS to the growth. I would very much appreciate some input on this. So as of now I am using only colloidal silver.  Sorry for the very long post lordkarma, however I hope to have been explicit enough. Regards Tani.”

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I must, regrettably, pass a comment that I hope readers will understand; that Big Pharma and their bought-and-paid-for civil servants do not permit a person to claim that they have a cure for certain serious illnesses, and I therefore categorically assert that Tani’s comments do not constitute any form of claim for a cure. No proof of diagnosis was furnished in the posts.
In addition, I categorically repeat that NONE of the posts or comments on this website purport to be a cure for any form of cancer, and the owners, administrators and users, commentators and participants DO NOT offer to treat any person for cancer, DO NOT prescribe any remedy or remedies for the treatment of cancer, NOR do any of us give, or purport to give or imply, any advice in connection with the treatment thereof. Any posts claiming this or giving anything resembling such will be deleted.

Making Ionic Silver (IS) or Silver Oxide

This product is the only version of “CS” that is available for sale on most websites. There are two manufacturers of CS in the UK who make heat-reduced CS for sale, but I know of none in the USA. It is an effective bactericide, viricide and fungicide. It also accelerates healing of wounds and burns. It is somewhat less-used than the other forms of CS if you know how to make the other versions, but the manufacturing technique is being posted next, as it is the basis of sugar-reduced and heat-reduced CS, as well as being a product in its’ own right.
It has a strong metallic taste. When correctly prepared it does not sting, even in the eyes, and is a powerful accelerator for healing of cuts and abrasions. Although I have found sugar- or heat-reduced CS to give good results in healing scrapes and abrasions, some contributors to the old forum indicated that IS was superior as a healing accelerant when applied topically. It is not ideal for internal use, being possibly implicated in Argyria if consumed in very heavy doses.
IS is nothing more than electrolytically-produced Silver Oxide dissolved in distilled water. Kephra likened the solubility of Silver Oxide to dissolving limestone, which is an effective analogy. It is easiest to prepare by electrolytic means because it is passed directly into the DW during electrolysis, so the process is much faster than trying to dissolve it from a powder. The maximum solubility of IS is close to 20 ppm, so there is no point in attempting to make it more concentrated than that.
Older websites and most commercial websites selling CS-making machines insist that it should be made from nothing but distilled water, (sometimes with the addition of an amount of previously-made IS, as an attempt to speed up the process). The current is then run until the machine (if using a commercial machine) reaches the shut-off point (normally set at approximately 10 – 15 ppm or thereabouts). It can be made this way, but the run takes many hours, and the ppm of the final IS product is almost impossible to calculate unless you are the owner of a SilverTron I.
However, there is a way around this problem, and that is to use the same electrolyte used in the previous article, Sodium Carbonate. In this manner, the run-time can be calculated reasonably accurately, with far less wastage of Silver Oxide plated out onto the cathode. You will see electrodes with a black furry coating of oxide in most photographs of IS production, if an electrolyte is not used.
 
Production of Ionic Silver (IS)
Production of IS is done cold, or with low levels of heating approximately to the same extent as used in heating an aquarium. To achieve consistency of production, I use an aquarium heater to maintain the DW at approximately 30 degrees C, but this is not necessary.
Assemble the electrodes in the usual way, over the chosen reaction vessel. If this is your first attempt, use a small quantity of DW the first time (say 250 mls), in order to avoid wastage of DW. As you cannot stir the water using heat convection currents, stirring the water with a miniature aquarium pump is a very good idea. If you have a laboratory magnetic stirrer, this is ideal for small reaction vessels if the beaker is too small to hold the submerged pump. However, these stirrers are very expensive; it might be cheaper to use the pump and make a larger quantity in a bigger beaker.
Some people use an air-bubbler to stir the water, but I feel this introduces too much oxygen and atmospheric contaminants and evaporates too much DW.
With the voltmeter and ammeter on-line, start the current. Add Sodium Carbonate drop-by-drop, stirring the water, until the voltage reduces to about 90 per cent of the initial value. At this time, note the current and start your timer.
Using the calculators in the previous post, estimate the time required to produce 20 ppm IS. There is no point in attempting to produce IS at a higher concentration due to the limited solubility of IS. Anything over 10 ppm will work effectively, but a final strength between 15 – 20 ppm is desirable.
Run the process until the required ppm is made. The result should be totally colourless clear IS containing no visible particles, and should look like water. Tasting the product should give a strong metallic taste. Any large particles of Oxide floating in the water or left at the bottom of the reaction vessel (it looks like black or grey dust) can be removed by filtering through an aquarium air-stone. (Note: if you filter your IS, you should keep the tubing and air-stone strictly for use with IS. Any contamination of IS with any amount of a reducing agent, no matter how small, will almost certainly result in the product being reduced to metallic CS. The same applies to storage containers).
Other Notes Concerning Ionic Silver (Silver Oxide)
Sometimes, particularly if the container is kept in a very cold place, some of the Oxide will drop out of solution. If a small amount of grey dust collects at the bottom of the bottle, but the remainder of the body of IS is clear like water, then ignore it and use it anyway. When the air temperature becomes warmer, the IS will (very) slowly dissolve again.
For reasons that are at present unknown, sometimes the entire Silver Oxide content will fall out of solution and form a milky-grey liquid suspension. This can still be used externally, but should under no circumstances be drunk. It is still highly effective in healing burns. There is anecdotal evidence that it works even better than the clear IS, but this is by no means fully proven.
I once stored IS in a plastic drinks bottle, the threads of the cap of which had traces of fructose around it. This reduced the IS to metallic CS. Ensure any recycled containers are scrupulously clean. Old Coke bottles, whether glass or plastic, are particularly prone to this.
It is a good idea, if you can afford it, to keep a set of equipment for the production of IS only, as the smallest trace of reducing agent in the water will result in the product turning into metallic CS. Otherwise ensure you clean out the glassware thoroughly and rinse it with DW before use.
If you visit any website that offers clear, metallic-tasting silver solutions for sale, and which states that their product is more than 20 ppm, it is almost certain that they are offering a Silver salt dissolved in water. Anyone can dissolve Silver Citrate or Silver Nitrate in water and say that it has a high concentration of Silver in the product, but it is not AgNP or CS.
I would not recommend Silver Citrate for any purpose other than as an under-arm deodorant, or as a final rinse in your washing-machine to reduce bacterial growth on clothing. It is sold in the UK as a treatment for paramedics’ clothing. I would not use Silver Nitrate AT ALL, as it can be highly corrosive in high concentrations, and is heavily implicated in some of the few known cases of Argyria.