Colloidal Silver And the Demon Boil (Carbuncle) From Hell

Several years back I had a boil on my right side — the only boil I can ever remember having in my entire life — and it became severely infected.

It was so painful I couldn’t lay on that side of my body in bed at night. And I had to wear loose fitting clothing during the day because anytime clothing pressed against it, this nasty demon carbuncle really let me know it was there.

No big deal, though, I thought. I own a device called a colloidal silver generator, that allows you to make colloidal silver quickly and easily in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for just pennies. So I brewed up a couple of one-quart batches and began drinking about four or five ounces a day of micro-particle colloidal silver, in hopes of staunching the infection and relieving myself of this painful “thorn in my side.”

But for some reason it didn’t work. I later learned that the body sometimes begins to “wall off” these subcutaneous pockets of infection, making it very difficult for anything ingested to get at the infected mass. Even prescription antibiotics won’t help in many cases.

A Reluctant Trip to the Doctor’s Office

So I went to see my “primary care physician.” I put that term in quotes, of course, because this gentleman is my primary care physician in name only. It’s what my medical insurance company tells me to call him. In reality, I am my primary care physician. He is just the guy in the white smock with the “M.D.” behind his name who I go to when I have a health challenge that I’m not quite sure how to handle.

Anyway, to make a long story short, he took one look at the infected boil and said it would have to be surgically lanced, then drained, cleaned out and sewed up. And he warned me in his typical somber doctor’s tone that it would “probably come back later, because they usually do.” Then he calmly explained that he would have to repeat the surgical procedure again, whenever the boil reappeared. “It’s probably a staph infection,” he explained, “and they are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics. So if I don’t get it all out during the lancing and cleaning, you’ll probably have to go through this again.”

That didn’t sound too reassuring. My interpretation of his diagnosis was this: “I don’t know any more than you do about making infected boils go away and stay away. But I sure won’t mind slicing this one open, draining the pus and sewing you back up again, just to see what happens next.”

Pulling Rank

So acting in my capacity as my own primary care physician, I pulled rank on him and much to his chagrin, politely declined his offer. I really didn’t feel like letting this guy stab me, slice me, drain me, scrape me, sew me up and then do it all over again – possibly over and over again later down the road. If he couldn’t exorcise this demon carbuncle for good, I wasn’t about to let him touch me with sharp implements.

So I went home and thought about it. I realized that for some reason the colloidal silver I had been the drinking extra large daily doses of for the previous few days simply wasn’t making its way into the infected boil. But what if I could get the colloidal silver into the boil from the outside? Could that possibly work?

I thought about trying to make an isotonic solution of colloidal silver and injecting directly it into the boil. But my feminine side won out, and I decided against it. Although I am experienced at injecting myself – many years ago I had to give myself injections of a drug called adenosine monophosphate for an unrelated health condition – I still don’t like needles.

An Old-Fashioned Poultice

Then something flashed in my mind: I suddenly remembered how my mom had used an old-fashioned poultice made out of moist bread to draw a large sharp splinter of wood out of my leg when I was a child. The wound had become infected because the wooden splinter was lodged deeply under skin and could not be pulled out with tweezers in the typical fashion. So mom made the poultice, and then taped a plastic sandwich baggie over it just before I went to bed. She said it was an old Irish remedy she had learned from her mother.

And guess what? By morning the deeply embedded wood splinter had been drawn completely out, along with a lot of puss and a little bit of blood, too.

So would it work for my infected boil? I tried it that very night, and got zero results. By morning when I awoke, the boil was just as large and nasty looking and painful as ever.

Maybe I used the wrong kind of bread. I don’t know. The only bread I remember having in our home as a child (and now I’m really dating myself) was Wonder Bread — the bread that “builds strong bodies seven ways.” If you’re old enough to remember that, then you probably like me…older than dirt.

Anyway, by this time the darn infected boil hurt so much I thought it would burst and spray pus all over the side of my bedroom wall. It was deep reddish purple, and by this time it actually hurt just to move.

A Old Idea With a New Twist

So what could I do? Was there something else along the lines of a poultice I could use to heal this painful infected boil? I sure hoped so, because I didn’t want to go slinking back to my “primary care physician” after turning down his very generous offer to slice me open. If there was any way to potentially avoid the surgeon’s knife, even for something this relatively small, I was certainly willing to give it a try.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that a healing clay powder I had read about called calcium bentonite (available in most good health food stores) was said to have some very strong “drawing” properties when moistened and used as a poultice. It dawned on me that perhaps I could use moistened clay in place of the bread to begin drawing the buildup of infected pus from the boil.

But what about healing the staph infection inside the boil? The despicable little microbes causing the infection were inside this walled off carbuncle, probably reproducing like mad. I not only had to do something to draw out the angry, red-hot build up of pus, but I had to kill the infection once and for all, too.

That’s when it dawned on me. I could use colloidal silver instead of tap water to moisten the clay! And if iontophoresis occurred between the clay and the infected interior of the boil, the whole problem could be solved. In laymen’s terms, iontophoresis means the transfer of a substance (i.e., in this case, the tiny silver ions in the colloidal silver) from one body (i.e., in this case, the moistened clay) through a layer (i.e., the skin) and into another body (i.e., the interior of the walled off infected boil). I still don’t understand the technical details of the process. But medical researchers use the process of iontophoresis all of the time to carry substances through the skin and into the body, as a method of delivering a medication they don’t want to inject.

But would it work in this case?

At bedtime, I mixed a small amount of 20 ppm micro-particle colloidal silver with the powdered clay, until it became wet enough to be used as a poultice. Then I gingerly molded it over the boil, and had my wife tape a large bandage over it. And I went to bed. By the next morning, the inflammation from the boil was down about 25% or 30%. Eureka…it was working!

I made a new clay and colloidal silver poultice that morning, and wore it throughout the day. And then I changed it again that night. And once again, by the next morning, the inflammation had receded by at least 50% more.

It took two more days of wearing the clay and colloidal silver poultice for the boil to completely heal. There wasn’t a sign of it. And it has been over three years now, and it has never reappeared.

So I was able to avoid the surgeon’s knife, and heal myself once again, thanks to the amazing infection-fighting power of colloidal silver, combined with some healing calcium bentonite clay.

Most importantly of all, I didn’t have to eat crow and crawl back to my so-called “primary care physician” to resolve the health challenge.

That’s one of the beauties of colloidal silver. It works so phenomenally well for so many different things. But sometimes, you have to be patient and discover the right way to use it, for the specific health challenge you are facing.


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