Will Colloidal Silver Help Heal Nasal Polyps?
Because nasal polyps are often triggered by fungal infections of the sinus – usually an allergic reaction to airborne fungus -- many people have written to ask me if colloidal silver would be helpful in reducing the size of their nasal polyps or eliminating them altogether.
After all, colloidal silver is a very effective anti-fungal agent. However, the polyps that grow in the nasal passages due to fungal infections are not themselves fungal. They’re composed of human tissue, which is to say, human cells that are triggered by the underlying fungal infection to become inflamed and over-grow.
In past years it was thought that colloidal silver, used in the nasal passages as a wash (via a neti pot, or via a nasal spray bottle or similar implement) would not have any significant effect on the polyp itself, even though it would probably eradicate the underlying fungal infection.
That’s potentially changed, however, with the advent of a new study demonstrating that “respiratory epithelial cell inflammation” can be tamed using nanosilver.
While the new information has not yet been fully confirmed in humans because the study was a simple laboratory test tube study and not a human study, a number of people are claiming they’re experiencing profound relief from nasal polyp size or growth simply by washing their nasal passages with colloidal silver.
Here’s what we know so far…
What People Are Saying…
Nevertheless, some people with nasal polyps have been experimenting with the idea of using colloidal silver as a nasal wash for their nasal congestion and polyps, and here’s what a few of them are saying in online forums:
According to a writer on EarthClinic.com, colloidal silver can indeed be used for nasal polyps that have an infectious basis. He wrote:
“By using on a regular basis colloidal silver to knock out the oft-occuring sinus infections we can keep the sinus cleared of the congestion, postnasal drip and running nose because those three are the by- products of the infection.
The polyps will not grow or will die off with constant irrigation of a silver solution. I use silver in my sinus cavity whenever I feel any sign of post nasal drip or runny nose; sign of a cold; congestion like a stuffy nose.
I use an ear syringe to squirt the colloidal silver (gently) into my sinus cavity and there will be a stinging on the dominantly infected side.”
And according to a writer on ColloidalForum.com:
“I have to say that the colloidal silver did offer me some relief and also my nasal polyp on the right has decreased dramatically (or enough to where I can't see or feel it).
I am still congested (mostly in the mornings) but I do have some airflow through both nasal passages and my sinus pressure (while still considerable in the am) is nowhere near as bad.
I had gotten used to waking up every morning and feeling as though someone was shoving a knife into my eye sockets. Monday night I went to bed and for the 1st time in a long time, I was able to breathe through my nose w/ my mouth shut.”
According to a writer on SurvivalistBoards.com, some people also use colloidal silver after having nasal polyp surgery, in order to prevent any recurrence of the fungal infection (and, I assume, to help stop polyps from coming back). He wrote:
“I was plagued with sinus infections before I had surgery to remove a few thousand polyps. Afterwards, I still got infections and had to watch myself carefully so as not to get too far gone before starting antibiotics.
Later, I discovered colloidal silver, which totally knocks out a sinus infection almost immediately. I swear by it and it's all I use. I haven't used antibiotics for many years now.
In my experience, the neti pot [used with colloidal silver] is good to keep infections away simply because it keeps you clean but once an infection takes hold, the neti pot alone has not been enough to cure an infection. A couple of good shots of Afrin works, too, but the colloidal silver is the best by far, in my opinion.”
As you can see, some people are using colloidal silver to wash their nasal passages in order to help reduce the size of nasal polyps, and others are doing the same in order to help prevent re-infection and stop nasal polyp development from being triggered again.
Using Colloidal Silver in the Sinuses
There are a number of informational resources one might want to view on the topic of using colloidal silver in the sinuses, including the following two articles and two short “how to” videos:
None of the above information should be taken as "prescriptive" in nature, of course. It’s just news, and experiential accounts, for now. But I'll keep my eyes and ears open for any more evidence that silver might be effective against nasal polyps.
Meanwhile, if you have nasal polyps that are blocking normal air flow and/or fluid drainage, or causing other potentially serious problems, be sure to see a specialist.
Learn to Make Your Own
Colloidal Silver for Pennies…
Colloidal silver can be purchased at just about any local health food store, or through a number of online sources including Amazon.com. However, it’s quite literally one of the most expensive and heavily marked-up natural supplements in existence.
Health food store owners, for example, often charge as much as $20-$30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. Yet the cost to manufacture four ounces of colloidal silver is about 12 cents. Yes, I said twelve cents.
Of course, people are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver, since it’s safe and natural, and works so well against infections and related diseases.
But thankfully, there’s no need to pay such exorbitant
prices for colloidal silver, when you can make your own, quickly and easily, in
the comfort and privacy of your own home, for about 36 cents a quart.
If you’re interested in learning how to make your own safe, natural, high-quality colloidal silver at home, for about 36 cents a quart, here are some additional short articles you might want to take a look at:
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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