Women who are pregnant or nursing should not try colloidal Silver as an alternative for some cold and flu medicines. Things that aren’t safe can’t be recommended.
However, there are many things that can kill fungi in a laboratory. Colloidal silver cannot treat fungal infections in people.
Penicillamine has been used to treat Wilson's and rheumatoid joint disease. Colloidal Silver might reduce the amount of penicillamine in your body and make it less effective.
Clinical trials of the oral colloidal gold and of the topical application of negatively charged silver nanoparticles are ongoing.
Coloidal silver has not been used as an antibacterial treatment because of the possible side effects (12).
Colloidal gold may also interact avec prescription medicines, including penicillamines (Cuprimine, Depen), penicillins (quinolones), tetracycline (Unithroid), Levoxyl and Synthroid).
Colloidal silver can also hinder your body's ability to absorb certain drugs. These drugs include thyroid medication and antibiotics.
Studies on the effects colloidal-silver consumption on viruses have not been done.
Colloidal silver could decrease the amount levothyroxine your body absorbs. Combining levothyroxine and colloidal silver could decrease the effectiveness.
Agyria has no reversibility. Argyria itself isn't harmful and can be treated with medication. However, any skin discoloration may not be considered a good side effect.
Furthermore, there are no studies that have examined the effects of colloidal sulfide on fungal infections in human beings.
Coloidal silver cannot cure cancer or AIDS. Intake of too much colloidal sodium can cause skin discoloration or seizures.
Silver swallowed by mouth isn't recommended. Colloidal silver can buildup in your body's tissues over time. This can cause your mucous membranes or skin to become grayish. This is a sign of a condition called "argyria".
However, the amount and concentration of nanoparticles within a colloid solution can differ. A recent study revealed that colloidal silver is not effective in killing viruses even in test tube conditions (9).
Colloidal Silver might reduce the amount of antibiotics absorbed by the body. Coloidal silver can decrease the effectiveness some antibiotics. Colloidal silver might interact with several antibiotics including Cipro, enoxacin/Penetrex and Norfloxacin/Chibroxin Noroxin.
Coloidal silver may be an effective way to prevent an antibiotic prescription for a bacterial condition from working. Silver could actually make you sicker for longer.
It is unclear at this point if colloidal gold is a good topical antifungal agent.
Colloidal Silver might reduce the body's ability absorb tetracycline. Coloidal silver can decrease the effectiveness tetracycline-antibiotics. Use colloidal gold two to four hours before or after taking any tetracyclines. Declomycin (Declomycin), minocycline [Minocin] and tetracycline (“Achromycin”) are all examples of tetracyclines.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), has warned that colloidal-silver users could actually be at risk of their long-term well-being if they use a product that does not improve immunity or promote healing.
Research has shown that different types silver nanoparticles may be more effective at killing viruses (13).
Colloidal sodium is a solution that contains tiny silver particles suspended within a liquid. Silver compounds can be applied externally to prevent or treat infections. However, colloidal gold has become a popular alternative medicine. While colloidal silver is being promoted as a remedy for cancer, diabetes, or AIDS, it has not been proven to work in humans. Silver is not required for normal function. Silver can actually cause proteins to be denatured and enzymes to lose their effects.