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Silver is the precursor to modern antibiotics. For patients showing no response to prescriptions, this may be a treatment option.
WHAT IT IS
For centuries, silver was used as a disinfectant and antimicrobial agent (that's why it was used to coat utensils, creating silverware). In modern medicine, silver retains efficacy against drug-resistant infections. For patients with chronic infections showing no response to prescriptions, this may be a good option.
WHAT IT DOES
Hydrolyzed silver penetrates bacterial cell walls and stops replication, slowing the spread of the infection. It does this by interacting with sulfur and phosphate, two chemical elements present in bacterial DNA.
WHAT IT'S FOR
Silver is best infused through a central line, whether that be a PICC line or port, two to four times a week, for a month. It’s also available in oral and nasal forms.
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