Is Colloidal Silver Helpful or Harmful?

Is Colloidal Silver Helpful or Harmful?

Typically marketed as an oral dietary supplement (though it also comes in topical and injectable formulations), colloidal silver is a suspension of tiny silver particles in liquid. And the Mayo Clinic suggest colloidal silver \"isn't considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make.\" \"Patients have come to me complaining of skin discoloration after using over-the-counter colloidal silver products for antimicrobial purposes.\" \"Colloidal silver is sometimes recommended for its antibacterial properties, but unfortunately the scientific evidence is lacking,\" says Washington D.C.-based family medicine physician, Shilpi Agarwal, M.D. \"In my experience, there are plenty of nonpharmacologic antimicrobial agents that are safer and more effective than colloidal silver,\" she says.

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