So What If You Are Blue? Oral Colloidal Silver and Argyria Are Out: Safe Dressings Are In

  title={So What If You Are Blue? Oral Colloidal Silver and Argyria Are Out: Safe Dressings Are In},
  author={Denis Okan and Kevin Woo and R Gary Sibbald},
  journal={Advances in Skin \& Wound Care},
For centuries, humans have been exposed to silver-containing compounds by means of the natural environment, water vessels, industry, and medicines. Long-term ingestion or excessive application of silver preparations can lead to generalized argyriaVa blue-gray discoloration of the skin, eyes, and internal organs, resulting from silver salt deposits in the tissues. Recently, the popularity of natural medicines and the volume of health advice on the Internet have increased. Some health food and… 
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