What secret topical healing product should be in your medicine cabinet right now? Alongside the bandages, scissors, and antibiotic cream, you might want to add silver first aid gel as one of your go-to’s for healing all kinds of minor wounds.
Silver First Aid Gel is a popular homeopathic topical healing product that can be applied to your skin as needed for a wide range of skin conditions. Before we look at some of the first aid situations that can benefit from the application of this treatment option, let’s explore Silver First Aid Gel.
What is Silver First Aid Gel?
Silver First Aid Gel is composed of three primary ingredients: homeopathic silver; bioactive silver hydrosol, which is composed of 99.999 percent pure silver; and USP23, pharmaceutical-grade purified water. Silver hydrosol contains silver nanoclusters that are extremely small and, when combined with other ingredients, can be the most effective and bioactive of the colloidal silver options on the market.
Two other ingredients present in minute amounts in Silver First Aid Gel are food-grade carbopol and sodium hydroxide. Carbopol is added to help transform the liquid into a gel so it can be applied to the skin. Sodium hydroxide is used to modify the pH of the gel so it is compatible with the skin.
One of the most common questions is whether Silver First Aid Gel can be applied directly to open wounds. Several studies have evaluated the use of silver-containing dressings for healing wounds and skin ulcers.
In a 2018 study from Iran, for example, the authors found that topical colloidal silver reduced skin inflammation during healing and increased how fast the skin regrew when compared with patients who were given a placebo.
In another study, a colloidal silver gel was used to successfully manage superficial pellet gun wounds.
Common Uses for Silver First Aid Gel
Skinned knees, bug bites, burns, hemorrhoids, cuts, and bruises–we reach into the medicine cabinet or first aid kit for many common health concerns. If you need to take care of everyday skin irritations, then Silver First Aid Gel may help. The use of the gel helps keep minor skin infection in check and relieves pain, which then allows wounds and skin irritations to heal quickly. For example:
- In a research article published in 2012, the authors concluded that colloidal silver preparations “should be seriously considered” for managing topical issues, such as burns and thrush.
- Colloidal silver gel can help soothe many skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, which are characterized by itching, flaky skin, redness, and inflammation. The gel can ease inflammation and promote healing.
- Results of a recent international study found that using dressings containing colloidal silver gel was effective in killing bacteria and fighting minor infections.
Overall, Silver First Aid Gel may be helpful in managing the following health challenges. Who hasn’t had to deal with one or more of these situations recently?
- Minor skin infections or wounds
- Inflamed skin
- Topical pain
- Minor burns
- Stinging, burning, itching, and/or reddish skin
- Pain and stiffness from minor wounds
- Minor scrapes and cuts
- Insect bites
- Acne, eczema, or skin eruptions from infections
How to use Silver First Aid Gel
To use colloidal silver gel, apply a fairly thick layer to the affected area. In the case of abrasions or wounds, use a dressing that contains Silver First Aid Gel or apply a bandage to the wound after applying the gel. You also can speak with a knowledgeable healthcare provider about how to most effectively use this remedy.
Don’t limit Silver First Aid Gel to your medicine cabinet! Keep a container in your first aid kit, purse, glove compartment, beach bag, diaper bag, and backpack. You never know when one of life’s common health challenges will come your way!
[Editor's Note: Sovereign Silver is a Naturally Savvy sponsor. You can learn more about their colloidal silver products, including the first aide gel on their website.]