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Transcript of Argyria
Argyria Symptoms &
Treatments Why does your skin turn blue? Treatments The reason your skin turns blueish/grey color is because silver particles get deposited in the eccrine gland and causes an increase of melanization of the epidermis. The first thing that could been done to avoid turning blue is avoid ingesting any medicine that contains colloidal silver The first case of argyria was in 980 AD. Although at that time it didn't have a name for the disease, Abu Ali al-Hussein Ibn Sina or for short, Avicenna who was a philosopher reported in his text that a patient using Silver to purify his blood started turning a blueish tint. The term Argyria was first used by Fuchs in 1840. Other ways people became infected? People became infected by the jobs they had. If they worked in a metal shop, they were inhaling silver dust particles which caused argyria. How were people getting infected? Colloidal silver was used for a wide variety of infections. They thought silver could be put into medicine and help stop infection, it did, however, instead of a healing effect, it gave many argyria. Colloidal silver exposure If colloidal silver is ingested orally there are some side effects that can cause permanent damage. The body systems/ organs Argyria effects: Respiratory system How? Now it is in one of the most frequently used topical agents for burn treatment although there is no scientific proof . Symptoms The silver that has entered the plasma gets carried by salt particles and deposited in various tissues When and by who was Argyria first diagnosed? Thank you for watching! FUN FACTS!!! Skin, Liver and Kidney damage Excretory system *Ear infections.
* Fungal infections.
*Chronic fatigue syndrome.
*Preventing flu and colds Things they thought Colloidal Silver healed Discoloration of the skin, the skin starts to turn a blue-grey tint If that fails, limiting or eliminating exposure to silver completely There is no cure for Argyria but there are several treatments that can help reduce the spread of color: How to avoid getting Argyria!? Ointment can be prescribed by a physician Or you can have laser surgery to reduce skin discoloration but either of these will not revive your original pigment. Argyria A disease that permanently discolors the skin caused by prolonged contact or the ingestion of Colloidal Silver or the soluble silver. References:
3) http://annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/content/49/7/575.full After ingesting colloidal silver, it is absorbed through the blood stream and deposited in the dermis and also in the eccrine gland (sweat gland). Silver granules are absent in the epidermis; however, increased melanization of the epidermis and dermal melanophages is seen. (1)
Areas of the skin that are more exposed to the light are pronounced more due to photoactivated reduction of the metal. (2) Irritations of the eyes
and digestive tract (3)