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Has anyone tried this colloidal silver for Molloscum?

(11 Posts)
GivePeasAChance Thu 20-Aug-09 15:14:35

So, as anyone whose DCs have had molluscum know.......the GPs just say "shut up and put up"

But in the world of internet medicine, a supplement called colloidal silver keeps claiming a good success rate in curing it.

Has anyone tried it? Has it worked ?

Any side effects?

Help appreciated because DS1 has it, and it is SPREADING !

bagpuss Thu 20-Aug-09 15:20:18

No but eagerly awaiting replies to this too as my ds1 has them as well and they are not shifting!

GivePeasAChance Thu 20-Aug-09 15:22:48

They make me swear !

BunnyLebowski Thu 20-Aug-09 15:26:08

I have no practical advice but just go easy on it

this guy didn't

wink

katiemum Thu 20-Aug-09 15:26:45

No - but DD 6 has had this for nearly a year now and since starting with herbal drops about 5mths ago we haven't had any new spots. They do look as if they are on the way out finally and we are looking to be spotless by christmas - thinking long term here!! Hope you get some answers on the silver.

GivePeasAChance Thu 20-Aug-09 15:29:06

Thanks Bunny - I saw 'silver dude' when I googled. The company I have looked at have assured me that DS would need to take the drops for 9-10 years to be at risk of being like that - but they would say that wouldn't they !

BunnyLebowski Thu 20-Aug-09 15:30:43

I knew it was an extreme case - it just leapt into my mind when I was the words colloidal silver.

Hope everything clears up for your ds.

Seona1973 Thu 20-Aug-09 20:00:54

it didnt work on dd's molluscum and neither did zymaderm

LilianGish Thu 20-Aug-09 20:10:18

Daughter had it for about 18 months when (as GP had told me it would!) it cleared up. Hard to believe there is nothing you can do I know, but I would advise sitting it out and not worrying about it - I wish that's what I'd done. Looking back now (and it's only really been gone since about May) I can't believe I got so worked up about it.

GivePeasAChance Fri 21-Aug-09 00:25:06

sheesh - didn't work Seona? These companies just know you want them to work !

It is easy to get worked up about Lil = it really is quite horrid.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 21-Aug-09 08:04:45

Stay away from such stuff!!!. Any applications to the skin does no good at all.

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