A compound composed of submicroscopic silver particles suspended in liquid, colloidal silver and can be taken internally or applied to the skin. Colloidal silver manufacturers claim that colloidal silver eliminates skin tags due to its natural anti-microbial properties.
Colloidal silver is available as an ointment or spray–which is applied to affected areas of the skin–as well as in liquid form to be taken internally. Skin tag sufferers are advised to apply colloidal silver topically.
Skin Tag Benefits
Colloidal silver manufacturers claim that its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties function like a natural antibiotic to eliminate skin tags.
Medical professionals question the effectiveness of colloidal silver for treating skin tags or other conditions. The Mayo Clinic’s website notes the absence of scientific studies to verify the health benefits of colloidal silver.
Other Skin Care Uses
In addition to treating skin tags, colloidal silver manufacturers claim its anti-bacterial properties also effectively treat acne and warts.
Applying colloidal silver topically is not harmful; however, users should avoid ingesting it. When taken internally, colloidal silver can build up in the tissues, resulting in a irreversible blue-grey discoloration of the skin called argyria. Additional side effects may include kidney damage, seizures and fatigue.
References and ResourcesDermatology Online Journal: Systemic Argyria associated with ingestion of colloidal silver
Mayo Clinic: Is Colloidal Silver Safe or Effective?