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Argyria - turning silver

  1. May 21, 2005 #1

    Monique

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    I had never heard of this condition before until I saw it on television today: it is a rare condition where the skin turns grey due to the ingestion of colloidal silver. Silver-protein complexes are deposited in the skin, which causes the skin to permanently to discolor :bugeye: colloidal silver is used in alternative medicine, I'd stay far away from it. http://homepages.together.net/~rjstan/argyria_photos_intro.html

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/...ve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12780705&dopt=Abstract
     
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  3. May 21, 2005 #2

    Evo

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    It never ceases to amaze me how many people willingly ingest these questionable (at best) substances. Very interesting Monique.
     
  4. May 21, 2005 #3

    JamesU

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    Wow, I've never heard of this.
     
  5. May 22, 2005 #4
    It is really "cool". :wink:
     
  6. May 22, 2005 #5
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/...ve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15111684
     
  7. May 22, 2005 #6

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    Well, not QUITE in the style of King Midas, but close enough..
     
  8. May 23, 2005 #7
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    Oh my gosh, please trust me, I was really trying to think up the most appropriate term to describe the article posted by Monique but unfortunately I finally ended up with "cool" only.
    It must be "close", because it is STILL closed, that is why.
     
  9. May 23, 2005 #8

    Monique

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    Yeah, I wonder if the same thing happens if you ingest colloidal gold?
     
  10. May 23, 2005 #9
    I couldn't find anything on PubMed regarding health problems relating to colloidal gold supplementation. In fact, I couldn't find any PubMed references to colloidal gold supplementation at all. Colloidal silver supplementation, on the other hand, turns up a lot of references on PubMed.
     
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