Since the skin serves as the primary barrier to keep the pathogens (germs) present in the environment out of your body, any destruction or openings of this boundary can have negative medical consequences and need to be addressed. From cuts and scrapes to burns and bites, any damage to the barrier is an opportunity for infectious agents to get into the sub-dermal layers where the invasion and damage can escalate.
The typical allopathic (western) medical approach to dealing with these injuries is to coat the wound with an antibiotic salve and then cover in with a bandage in order to keep the pathogens out. While this is not terribly destructive and is certainly one approach, it is not the only way.
Importantly, they have the application of the antimicrobial agent localized to the source of the problem. Most antibiotic salves however, contain one or two types of antibiotics and kill only some bacteria - not all - but no fungus. Since there are fungus, bacteria and virus in that environment, this is still not the recommended antimicrobial.
What we recommend using is an aqueous silver colloid that is gelled and augmented with Aloe Vera.
The silver colloid should be 45ppm or better and un-compounded. This is a very powerful and effective concentration for fighting bacteria, fungi and viruses. This gel is intended for use anywhere that maintaining and treating an antiseptic region is necessary. The added benefit of the Aloe Vera facilitates wound healing of damaged tissue regions. The combination and power of the broad-spectrum antisepsis and wound healing makes this gel far more effective and valuable than currently available antibiotic salves.
The water-based gel keeps the wound moist during the healing process and encourages granulation tissue formation. Granulation tissue is essentially the ground-work for the re-epithelialization of the wound. The silver in the gel stimulates collagen formation and generation of normal, non-scar tissue. During the healing process, the Aloe Vera provides nutrients that are necessary to form healthy balanced tissue cells.
One of the most beneficial aspects of coating the wound with this gel is that the wound can be left uncovered and unbandaged. The bandage usually sticks to the wound (even the non-stick types) and when removed, destroys a day’s worth of granulation tissue. Granulation tissue is the fragile matrix of collagen that supports the re-epithelialization of the wound (skin cell development) and tends to stick to a bandage and get pulled off. This leads to scar formation and longer healing times.
Second- and third-degree burns are serious injuries and represent a significant infection challenge. In both of these cases, the epidermis is irreparably damaged and has been shed. This leaves the dermal and subdermal layers exposed. These layers are particularly intolerant and defenseless towards infectious microbes and they are generating new cells at a very high rate. While this regeneration of tissue is occurring, the materials that feed these fungus and bacteria are plentiful.
Burns heal best in a moist environment until the skin has been restored through re-epithelialization. This requires covering the wound. Changing the bandages causes damage to the granulation tissue as we noted above with external wounds and that can and will increase the occurrence of scar tissue.
However, by regularly applying the Wound Relief gel to the damaged area it can be left un-covered and therefore receive more oxygen and sunlight without the risk of infection. Oxygen and sunlight are enormously beneficial to proper healing. This dramatically increases the healing process while obviating the need for constantly changing the bandages. The wound exudate will flow through the gel and may be lightly dabbed from the region without disturbing the granulation tissue.
When it is necessary to protect the wound from direct contact by using a bandage, packing the surface with Wound Relief gel will encourage healing and reduce the bandage adhesion to the exposed region.
Bacterial- or fungal-induced rash can be a difficult dermatological condition to treat. If you don’t know which bacterium or fungus is causing the problem, it is unlikely that you will be able to select the correct antibiotic or fungicide product.
However, when treating an infectious rash with a wound healing gel such as this, you don’t need to identify the invading pathogen. The broad-spectrum capability of this gel assures that whatever it is it will be killed. Due to the water-based nature of the gel, it is readily absorbed into the skin and therefore it works well to penetrate and reach infections that are within the first few millimeters of skin.
Applying the gel every few hours and covering the area to minimize drying is the best manner in which to treat these types of issues. If the rash is caused by bacteria delivered through an insect bite, the application of the gel should be more frequent and an area that is larger than the redness should be covered.
While the challenge of maintaining antisepsis in a puncture wound is more difficult, the body’s internal immunity system is more helpful for the deeper reaching microbes. The tissue and supporting micro-vasculature is less disrupted in this type of wound and serves to convey the proper infection-fighting cells to the area. Nearer to the surface though, treating with the silver colloid based, Wound Relief Gel helps to maintain antisepsis and limit the additional penetration of microbes during the process of repairing the skin boundary.
Applying the gel to a bandage and covering the wound in this manner is an excellent way to address the problem. The Wound Relief Gel will penetrate and maintain antisepsis during the healing process.
In laboratory testing against MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) the colloid used in this gel achieved a >99.9999% reduction in the Staph. aureus when compared to a control. Moreover, The Wound Relief gel is shelf stable and has a life greater than 5 years.
The colloid has demonstrated antimicrobial efficacy against many pathogens including:
The gel can also be used anally to aid in the antisepsis and healing of anal fissures and hemorrhoids. In this case a small dollop of the gel can be applied to the region several times per day during the healing process.
Severe cases of athlete’s foot can cause tissue damage and open wounds. The Wound Relief Gel is perfect for dealing with this condition as it kills the bacteria and fungus that would continue the damage and at the same time, promotes healing of the skin barrier. The gel should be applied liberally and allowed to sit on the region for at least 10 minutes before covering the feet with socks and shoes.
Wound Relief Gel can also be used to treat bacterially induced acne and other facial conditions. The gel is very benign and accidentally getting it in your eyes or mouth has no adverse effects whatsoever. It can be used to treat ring-worm by applying a small dollop and covering it with a bandage. It is important to change the bandage a few times per day.
The Wound Relief Gel can also be used to heal decubitus bed ulcers and recalcitrant diabetic foot ulcers. Simply packing the gel into the wound and covering it with a bandage twice a day should show positive results in just a few days.
The Wound Relief Gel can be used as a personal lubricant to reduce the transmission of vaginal pathogens. The additional benefit of this usage is the reduction of UTIs caused by vaginal contamination during intercourse.
While the gel does contain silver, the amount is quite small and no amount of gel usage will cause permanent discoloration of the skin.
The Wound Relief gel can be used on pets as well. As with most pet medicinal application, the area of treatment should be covered to keep them from licking it off. The area around the wound should also be shaved to promote access to the skin.