A urinary tract infection (UTI) hurts. It can start in the urethra and work its way up through the bladder and even into the kidneys. It begins as pressure and frequent or painful urination, or may create an odd odor or an unusual color in the urine. Untreated, a UTI can lead to agonizing pain and even bleeding. Most doctors prescribe antibiotics. Natural remedies like cranberry and pomegranate also help, and nature's antibiotic, colloidal silver, can be indispensable in dealing with a UTI. Colloidal silver is natural silver, ground up into tiny particles and suspended in water. It can be used internally or externally in small doses, and has proven antibiotic properties.
Purchase colloidal silver. It should come in a dark bottle containing between 2 and 8 oz. of the suspension. Try to find colloidal silver in a strength of 250 parts per million (ppm). Anything less than that just means you'll have to take more doses, which only uses up your supply faster and costs you money.
Begin by rebalancing your body chemistry. Stock up on foods and juices like unsweetened cranberry, pomegranate and grapefruit, and use them liberally. It's also good to keep these fruits in your diet after the UTI clears up. Add Vitamin C to your diet. All this helps create an unfavorable environment for the bacteria that cause UTIs.
Take one teaspoon of colloidal silver orally, three times a day, for a week to 10 days. Do not take more than that.
Keep colloidal silver on hand. Antibiotic medications may decrease in effectiveness when used repeatedly over time. Germs do not become resistant to colloidal silver, and those who use it say it works fast and effectively every time. In addition to UTIs, colloidal silver can be used as an antibiotic for many other infections, including yeast infections, sinus infections and others. Always use the minimum dose to ease your symptoms, and stop using colloidal silver once your symptoms resolve.
Use colloidal silver only when no other natural remedy works for your infection. Too much of it can can lead to argyria, a condition in which silver salts deposit in the skin, eyes, and internal organs, and causes the skin to turn gray or blue.