There are many different skin rashes and most of them are harmless. However, some rashes do need treatment and some may even indicate a serious underlying health issue. Colloidal silver is a natural solution that is increasingly being used to treat chronic health issues including skin rashes of different kinds including heat rash. It is a natural antiseptic and antimicrobial solution that is a great natural alternative to commercial medicines available for treating skin rashes. Let us take a look at answering two main questions about colloidal silver for skin problems:
- Will colloidal silver help itching?
- Can colloidal silver cause skin rashes?
Before we move on to these topics, let us study what Colloidal silver is.
What is Colloidal silver (CS)?
CS is a solution of microscopic, electrically charged silver particles in water. The silver particles are extremely small, about 1/7000th the size of a human red blood cell. Extensive medical research has now shown that CS is effective in killing nearly 650 types of disease causing microbes! Indeed, people are now using colloidal silver for all kinds of fungal, bacterial and streptococcal diseases.
Here is a list of health benefits of CS:
Wound and skin care
According to Dr. Robert O Becker, MD, colloidal silver is beneficial in treating soft tissue problems and healing the skin. Topically, it is used for healing cuts, wounds, burns, eczema, psoriasis, acne, tinea/ringworm infections etc. In one study conducted on pigs with inflamed skin, the use of colloidal silver accelerated healing and restored skin health faster. People are now taking colloidal silver internally to regenerate cells lost to normal aging process and reveal younger, brighter looking skin.
Eye and Ear issues
CS is effective against eye and ear issues including pink eye or conjunctivitis and ear infections caused due to upper respiratory problems.
The antiviral properties of this natural solution can benefit in preventing viral infections, strengthening immunity of HIV/AIDS patients, hepatitis, warts, shingles, etc.
Colds, Sinusitis and other upper respiratory infections
Used as a nasal rinse, colloidal silver can benefit people suffering from colds, coughs and sinusitis infections. The use of CS also shortens duration of the cold and strengthens body’s natural defense against common colds and flu etc.
As can be seen, CS is beneficial in many treating and preventing many skin disorders. It is therefore no surprise that colloidal silver may be used in treating heat rashes as well.
Does Colloidal silver cause hives or rashes?
Can Colloidal silver cause skin rashes?
CS is generally very safe to use. However, a small number of people are known to be allergic to metals. If you have always experienced rashes or broken out into hives after wearing silver or gold jewelry, then you should definitely practice precaution and avoid taking CS internally or applying it topically. You can test the CS solution on a small area of the skin first to ensure it is safe for use. Wait for 12-24 hours after applying CS on the inner arm. If you experience swelling, tingling, and redness or break out into hives, then you may be allergic to silver. Discontinue use immediately.
How to use Colloidal silver for heat rash and skin rashes?
Majority of skin rashes are caused due to allergic reactions to certain ingredients in one’s environment, fungi or bacteria. Since colloidal silver is antimicrobial, its use can help in prevention and treatment of most skin rashes. As stated above, it is best to use colloidal silver in small quantity to ensure you are not allergic to it. In summers, you can easily use colloidal silver for treating eczema, hives, sweat rashes, miliaria or prickly heat and other seasonal skin allergies.
In particular, colloidal silver is beneficial in treating a heat rash. A heat rash occurs when the sweat glands of the skin are clogged due to bacteria as a result of which, the skin erupts in prickly heat. The symptoms of a heat rash include:
- Tiny blisters or pustules
- Red, irritated skin that is itchy, painful and has burning sensation.
The more one sweats or stays in hot environment, the more the skin gets irritated and inflamed.
How to use Colloidal silver for treating a heat rash or prickly heat
You can use CS to treat a heat rash in following two ways:
Wash the skin and pat it dry. Apply a few drops of colloidal silver ointment or gel on the rash. Let it dry naturally. Repeat application twice a day. If you have open blisters or oozing pustules, cover the rash with a bandage after applying the ointment. Change the dressing twice a day. You may have to apply the CS gel or ointment for 1 week so that the skin is healed completely. You can also mix CS with some manuka honey and use the mixture topically on the rash.
By taking CS internally, you can strengthen your body’s natural defenses and immune system so that it can fight microbes causing the rash. Add a few drops of colloidal silver to a glass of water and drink it once a day. Do not use CS internally for more than 3 days though many people continue taking CS for life to prevent health issues.
As can be seen, Colloidal silver is a safe and effective remedy to prevent and heal many kinds of skin infections including heat rashes. Try it the next time you suffer from prickly heat.