Blue Skin from Colloidal Silver Supplement
Colloidal silver, a popular alternative medicine, has been connected to argyria, a severe type of silver poisoning that prevents people from walking outside in the sun. It causes a condition called “disease of the living dead” or “blue man syndrome.” Argyria is indicated by a grayish blue color of skin caused by a lack of oxygen. Because of their potential of major side effects connected with colloidal silver, medical experts strongly advise against using colloidal silver products.
What causes Argyria?
When a person consumes colloidal silver after being duped by marketers, it generally causes Argyria. For decades this modern-day “snake oil” has been promoted to cure many conditions, including COVID-19, cancer, diabetes, and AIDS. There is no scientific evidence linking colloidal silver to health benefits. Silver is not an essential mineral and serves no use in the body. Instead of being excreted, the silver particles accumulate in the body, causing argyria, a kind of silver poisoning.
Argyria Signs and Symptoms
The following are symptoms of colloidal silver-induced argyria:
- Gum staining spreads to the skin of the hands, forehead, and nose, the areas most exposed to the sun.
- The skin turns blue or bluish-grey in hue.
Because argyria is so rare, it is misdiagnosed frequently by health care providers. A skin biopsy is used to make a conclusive diagnosis of argyria. But the color is irreversible. Hydroquinone is used by physicians to minimize the number of silver granules in the upper dermis and near sweat glands. Additional therapies include intensive cleansing programs to remove silver and other harmful environmental contaminants, as well as laser surgery. Sunscreens may help to prevent future skin darkening, and cosmetic camouflage may aid in the concealment of its appearance.
Other Side Effects of Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver is related to the following major adverse effects, in addition to the possibility for argyria:
- Damage to the kidneys
- Problems with the nervous system
- Problems with the stomach
- Inflammation of the skin
Can I File an Argyria Lawsuit Against the Manufacturers of Colloidal Silver Products?
If you or someone you know is using silver as a dietary supplement, stop immediately. See your doctor about a healthy treatment option. If you have gotten silver poisoning or Argyria and now have a persistent blue or gray skin condition, contact the Willis Law Firm. You may be entitled to money for your lasting skin discoloration and other injuries.
Contact a Lawyer About Collodial Silver Argyria
Our personal injury law firm represents clients in colloidal silver litigation. We are now taking new argyria claims in all 50 states and are managing individual lawsuits nationally. David Willis is a personal injury trial law specialist. We routinely help people across the nation who have been hurt by toxic substances. And we achieve remarkable results. Call us at 713-654-4040 or toll-free at 1-800-883-9858 to tell us your story.