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Medical Grade Nebulizers are an excellent way to deliver potentially life saving medication directly into the bloodstream via the lungs, eliminating the need for a drug to be metabolized via the digestive system. This article focuses on exploring the prevalent viewpoints on nebulizing with colloidal silver. Ideas behind the use of silver with ultrasonic nebulizers, oxygen nebulizers, and humidifiers are explored for the treatment of lung infections and sinus infections, and provides a basis for using a nebulizer as an alternative delivery method for the general use of colloidal silver.

In addition, users have found nebulizing silver effect for reducing symptoms of allergies and in some cases, asthma. While utilizing a true medical grade oxygen nebulizer is the best possible method, a more affordable and convenient alternative is a good quality ultrasonic, portable, hand held nebulizer.

However, on our site we also present a "do it yourself" tutorial on constructing a medical grade oxygen nebulizer for those who feel they need to use oxygen but are not able to obtain one from the medical community.

Please note (for some strange reason that we cannot fathom) that many manufactures of ultrasonic nebulizers apparently do not realize that there is no difference between nebulizing medication and colloidal silver. All ultrasonic models that we've tested have no problem delivering silver ions and minute silver particles successfully into the lungs.

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Nebulizing Colloidal Silver

Delivering colloidal silver directly into the lungs, and thus into the lung tissues and bloodstream, is a highly effective way to use colloidal silver. By bypassing the digestive system, some believe that a greater amount of colloidal silver can be delivered into the body. Furthermore, by using a high quality nebulizer, one can be relatively certain than only the smallest particles ( and ions ) reach the lungs. Larger particles that may be in the initial solution are too heavy to be carried by the fine mist a nebulizer generates.

Using an oxygen nebulizer should be considered an experimental protocol. In cases of severe lung infections, extreme CAUTION must be employed. In such a case, if the nebulizer is used properly and the colloidal silver carrying mist reaches the infected tissues, the effect can be almost immediate and quite dramatic. One should realize that there is an incredible difference in using an oxygen nebulizer with healthy lungs as compared to infected lungs. If an individual is incredibly weak due to a severe lung condition to the point that breathing is laborious, do NOT use a colloidal silver oxygen nebulizer or humidifier without a fully qualified medical staff present ( in fact, it is recommended to never use a humidifier in this case because the volume and density of the mist is much greater than that of a nebulizer ) unless there simply is no other choice. It is possible that the first treatment could arrest the breathing of the individual being treated.

Ideally, pure oxygen should be used with a nebulizer. In order for the colloidal silver to be properly atomized with a pressure driven device, 20 - 35 psi should be employed. With adjustable nebulizer heads ( such as the one in the construction tutorial to follow ), one should always start out with the finest mist possible. The mist should not be visible, yet a slight moisture should be detectable if one "mists" one's hand.

The amount of colloidal silver to use on a daily dose basis is undetermined. Tentatively, one full dose is 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce. However, this dose in some cases is spread throughout the day, or might even last a few days, depending on the need. In other cases, as in lung infections which are not severe yet have become chronic, a dosage philosophy might vary. The following examples illustrate different ideas:

  • Two minutes of nebulizer use every fifteen minutes for four hours.
  • Five minutes of nebulizer use every hour.
  • One complete dose of colloidal silver once to four times daily.
  • One Half dose of colloidal silver once to four times daily.

Remember, colloidal silver nebulizer use is extremely experimental. Always err on the side of caution!


  • If you are NOT certain if you are using a true electro-colloidal silver product made in distilled water, do NOT attempt nebulizer usage. Silver compounds consisting of large amounts of silver salts, proteins, or other chemical agents, especially silver nitrate, can cause instant and potentially terminal silver poisoning under some conditions ( which have not been determined ).
  • ALWAYS test colloidal silver first on the skin, then internally if at all possible if colloidal silver has never been used. The skin test is the most critical. Watch for gray patches that instantly appear on the skin upon colloidal silver application. If gray discoloration occurs, do not utilize silver in any form ( any discoloration is only temporary ). This is an indication of an extremely uncommon reaction with silver, most likely due to the use of rare prescription drugs.
  • When using a nebulizer, always watch for signs of increased irritability, loss of concentration, and increased emotional instability. If any of these symptoms manifest, cut down or temporarily suspend colloidal silver use. They are "watch" signs for various silver reactions that may or may not exist when high quantities of colloidal silver are used. Again, err on the safe side. These initial signs, if experienced, are temporary. Suspension of use will give the body time to adjust and go through a natural cleaning cycle and prevent any harm being done to the body. In the unlikely event that these symptoms continue to manifest when using colloidal silver, discontinue use and if possible have a batch of the colloidal silver laboratory tested.

    Treaments using Nebulizers

  • For the treatment of viral infections such as Hepatitis and HIV.
  • Lung infections:


  • General Bacterial Infections
  • Irrigation of Sinuses
  • Misted on the face
  • As a spray for burns, skin abrasions and minor cuts.
  • As an alternative to oral use.
  • As a complimentary treatment with internal colloidal silver use.
  • As a water pick

The way colloidal silver users calculate dosage methods/levels is quite varied, and built around several central ideas. It should be noted that while colloidal silver use is quite widespread, there are no standardized formulas due to the fact that no conclusive research has been conducted that demonstrates an ideal ( or effective ) dose for any condition. However, every "dosage philosophy" addresses one or more of the following issues:

  • Eliminating any personal concerns about the potential for silver toxicity
  • Delivering enough colloidal silver to maximize the probability that the silver reaches the target destination in a high enough concentration to be effective
  • Maintaining an ideal level of silver in the body for a sustained effect
  • Minimizing the possibility of desensitizing the body to silver through long term use.

    We have found through our own personal experience that extremely tough bronchial infections may require using the nebulizer more often, as little as every seven to fifteen minutes for two to four hour periods. In these cases, a dozen breaths or so are taken in per treatment.

Further Notes on Lung Infections

If the choice is made to treat lung infections via a colloidal silver nebulizer or a humidifier, please consider the following thoughts:

With a serious lung infection, using a colloidal silver nebulizer can be quite painful at first. Since many infections either start or remain in the far reaches ( bottom ) of the lung's lobes, it can be difficult to breath deeply enough to deliver the colloidal silver to the infection site. However, for the treatment to be as successful as possible, it is imperative that the fine mist reach the actual location of the infection. As in all colloidal silver use, if the colloidal silver is not able to reach the site of the infection, it will be largely ineffective.

Conditions in the lungs are actually closer to an external environment than an internal one as far as colloidal silver use is concerned. There is no osmotic pressure to regulate fluid dynamics; the colloidal silver must meet and penetrate an infection exactly as if it were applied to a surface. Broncial infections are point and case to the principles in operation. Laxidazical use of colloidal silver via a nebulizer often results in very little change to the condition if the immune system is not succesfully responding. The error made in treatment is over-extended periods of rest between usage. The bronchial tubes will not maintain the "coating" of colloidal silver for long, and the silver must be in direct contact with the infection in sufficient enough concentration to be effective. The concentration in this case is most likely far more critical than when colloidal silver is used internally, because the exterior condition of the lungs are not precisely regulated.

Proper breathing is an excellent step toward successful nebulizer use. Breathing in slowly allows the colloidal silver to coat the lungs with enough left over to travel into the deeper reaches of the lungs. Breathing from the diaphragm allows one to both completely fill and completely empty the lungs. This can be uncomfortable when an infection is present, but is highly beneficial. In fact, practice in breathing excercises such as pranayama CAN make a big difference in the outcome of treatment in the most severe and deep lung infections.

Many times, a "new" lung infection will clear up VERY rapidly, within hours, if nebulizer use is begun promptly at the onset of symptoms and the body's immune system response is strong. However, in some situations one may find that the immune system is completely unresponsive for any number of reasons. In these cases there will be no fever, no loss of appetite, and sometimes no coughing response.

To a greater or lesser extent, this is the case with long term chronic chest colds, where the body's immune system has de-prioritized its response to the infection. Infections such as these tend to be cyclic, with periods where the infection appears to be gone. These infections need a well thought out protocol. Since the immune system response is either reduced or not present, occasional doses would only slightly effect the infection as a whole. Keep in mind that the colloidal silver will only effect the infection it reaches. In four hours time, it is not unreasonable to assume that if the immune system has not responded, the infection will have repopulated. In such a case, the colloidal silver is only reaching the same areas over and over again. Using a small amount of colloidal silver every five to fifteen minutes to tolerance, then pausing for a few hours is a suggested approach.

Because of the experimental nature of nebulizer use with colloidal silver, we don't have any solid substantiated suggestions to approach this dilemma at this time.

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Any time the immune system fails to respond in any condition, and colloidal silver is used as the primary treatment method, the colloidal silver must completely take over the immune system role of "killing" an infection. This usually requires dosage levels that are increasingly high as compared to other circumstances, although the ideal approach would be to increase the frequency of use, not necessarily the amount of colloidal silver used each time. If such an infection begins to clear through sustained use, the body's immune system should eventually jump-start. One will notice an aching feeling throughout the body, and perhaps start running a temperature. This is a sure sign that immune system has reinitiated a strong response. If the response to the colloidal silver has not been too strong, then one may continue using it until all symptoms of the infection subside.

Ultrasonic Humidifiers & Nebulizers

An oxygen nebulizer on the whole has proven to be more effective than a regular nebulizer or humidifier. Whether this is due to the pure oxygen used, the density of the mist, or the pressure by which the colloidal silver is delivered is unknown. An ultrasonic nebulizer is the preferred alternate choice ( Omron makes an excellent model ).

This by no means is meant to imply that a humidifier is NOT effective. The greatest consideration in using a humidifier as opposed to an oxygen nebulizer is the cost of the unit and the cost of using the unit. With a humidifier, one does not need to purchase oxygen, and the cost of a good ultrasonic humidifier is under thirty dollars.

Some people believe, however, that because the mist from a humidifier is so thick, it is better than a nebulizer. However, the exact opposite is true. Humidifiers do a very poor job of atomizing the CS. The best nebulizers create a "mist" that is barely visible, which means that the 'medication' is being completely atomized.

Tip: See our tutorial on building an oxygen nebulizer.

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1-15 of 48 Comments
July 02, 2014 - 07:39
Subject: Nebulizing CS

Hi, I am a nurse who came into contact with Tb many years ago, before using masks and gloves was recognized as important with this bacterial infection. It is not active. I have been strongly encouraged to take the prescribed treatment, which is for 6-9 months. I am opting to try the CS instead. Does anyone have any information on any previous use of the inhaled CS for this particular problem?

Suzanne Soehner – New York, NY
October 11, 2012 - 11:37
Subject: Lung irritated by CS vapor

I have bronchiectasis and lung polyps resulting from previous exposure to toxic mold in my apartment. I subsequently developed an opportunistic infection (nocardia) that required mega doses of both Augmentin and Bactrim. I was on these drugs for almost five months and just stopped them because they were making me so ill. (My doc wanted me on the drugs for 6 mos. to a year.) Even while taking these drugs I would still cough up infected phlegm. However, after a few sessions of nebulized CS, I have no more infected phlegm. The problem is that the CS has become very irritating to my right lung, causing coughing and pain when I inhale it. Inhaling the vapor through my nostrils helps to take the edge off, but direct inhalation is still painful. I don't want to discontinue the CS but am concerned by this reaction. I'm using a compressor nebulizer made by Vios. Seems to be working OK, but I'm researching the best ultrasonic. Please give me your opinion about how to deal with the lung irritation problem, as well as a suggestion for a good ultrasonic nebulizer. The comment above leads me to believe that the Omron unit is not ideal for CS nebulization. Thanks. Really great site.

Michael – UK
June 14, 2012 - 14:26
Subject: Pari eFlow rapid Nebuliser

I have a Pari eFLow nebuliser and was wondering if this would be suitable for CS delivery? It has a small ultrasonic metal disc through which the solution is delivered... will this affect the CS in any way? I have cystic fibrosis, and have tried almost every nebulised antibiotic under the sun, I am interested in trying CS as an alternative. Thanks

George Murray – United Kingdom
February 28, 2012 - 16:52
Subject: colloidal silver

Dear Sir

How do I measure ppm equal to water for consumption.


Cheri – Michigan City, Indiana
November 07, 2011 - 10:47
Subject: ultrasonic vs compressors

I have been using CS for many years in my compression nebulizers. I use a sterile saline solution and add a concentrated CS to it because I find the saline solution even by itself quite soothing when my lungs are inflamed. Is the ultra sonic better than the compressor?

Charlie – England
February 10, 2011 - 15:54
Subject: Nabulizer to kill off internal backterial infection

Can any one give safe advice or have had a sucsess story in using a nebulizer to kill off a very very bad internal backterial infection?

If so which nebulizer and what treatment plan did you use and how long did it take to cure the infection

I have a real bad internal bacterial infection the doctors just keep giving me (Cipro 750 mg) Chiprofloxacin I have been on it for over a year and cant see a end.

Would love to hear from you


Reply to Charlie
William – GB
February 20, 2011 - 12:38
Subject: Re: Nabulizer to kill off internal backterial infection

If you get a reply pas iton please I'm looking for one also

Reply to Charlie
April 03, 2011 - 02:31
Subject: Re: Nabulizer to kill off internal backterial infection

You should google (Cipro) Ciprofloxacin black box warning. I was having bad side effects from this drug, and I had only taken them a few days at 500mg, while you state you have been taking it for a year at 750mg. Take a look at what Cipro really is, then you'll see why it's not working.
Try and google natural remedies, natural antibiotics, homeopathy, etc.

Reply to Charlie
November 27, 2011 - 23:45
Subject: Re: Nabulizer to kill off internal backterial infection

Hi, I also had a bad lung bacteria. I prepared my own colloidal silver with the " silver puppy" generator and used steril water for irrigation without sodium. I made it with a concentration of about 11 to 13 ppm to avoid agglomeration and make it easier to penetrate the cells. I administered it with the Omron ultrasonic nebulizer. I stored the colloidal silver in a amber glass bottle with plastic cap, I did not use any metal with my colloidal silver. I nebulized about 6 ml or sometimes I doubled the amount 3 times a day. I coudnt do it more times cause I worked.
Do not use colloidal silver when taking quinolones such as Cipro because it binds to it making colloidal silver ineffective ( I think this is the reason, I read it somewhere in any case no quinolones with colloidal silver) I did this for about 3 to 4 weeks and my sputum test was negative for that bad bacteria, and I was feeling fine!!!

December 08, 2010 - 01:15
Subject: Smoke inhalation?

I am a Wildland Firefighter by trade. Every year i am exposed to massive amounts of smoke from usually natural sources (Brush, grass, trees). Usually the onset of congestion and nasal discharge is instantaneous. Sometimes it take weeks for my lungs to return to normal. I am wondering if you have any suggestion as to how to incorporate CS Nebulizing into my recovery? By the way this site is by far the most useful I have found too date. Great job!!

Reply to Jason
September 19, 2011 - 03:43
Subject: Re: Smoke inhalation?

I assume CS or a Silver Hydrosol would benefit you, but I also want to recommend nebulizing pure magnesium oil. I discovered this on my own. By inhaling and holding it in and moving your diaphram while keeping your mouth closed you get maximum coating inside the lungs. When you finally exhale, you should NOT see any vapor. What I noticed when using the magnesium oil, is that it helps creates phlegm that you can cough up. I was healthy at the time and wasn't coughing, however I ended up coughing up some phlegm that had a slight yellow/brown color. I assume the magnesium oil was loosening up junk that was hanging out in my lungs. You can tell when you have inhaled sufficient magnesium oil vapor when you exhale all your air and keep pushing and you hear a bubbling/popping sound. Much like what you hear when you have pneumonia. Listen by holding one hand up to your mouth and bounce the sound pointing to your other hand that is cupping your ear. Then cough away, junk will come out!

November 29, 2010 - 19:50
Subject: Which Nebulizer?

Ok i'm just trying to find an Effective nebulizer with a reasonable price. The article says Omron makes an excellent ultrasonic nebulizer. Did some searches and found they only make a compressor model and a microair portable model. Can someone please explain the differences if any. Can anybody recommend a Specific model/type to use that is effective. I noticed nobody replies to peoples comments. Please, experts fill in the details for us newbies! Thanks.

Reply to Steven
Admin – Las Vegas, NV
November 29, 2010 - 19:58
Subject: Re: Which Nebulizer?

Hi Steven:

We used to use Omron, but we've switched to the more affordable Mabis Mist II, ultrasonic. It is an affordable, high value product.

Reply to Steven
Richard – UK
November 30, 2010 - 03:41
Subject: Re: Which Nebulizer?

Hello Steven. I went ahead and purchased this Poly Green Nebuliser from amazon. I have now used it several times and can say it works perfectly to nebulise CS and H2O2. Here are some observations you might like to know:
1- It does not come with a battery, you have to buy that separately
2- You can run it off 12 volt car lighter, or other 12 v DC supply
3- Has a mains adaptor as supplied.
4- Not all the CS is used during the session, unlike the mesh vibration units
5- It is very quiet and compact
6- You can't use it horizontally
7- They say you have to change the ampule ((medicine capsule) every 2 uses. I have used mine 20 times on the same capsule and IT'S STILL PERFECT! You get 20 capsules in the kit anyway.
8- Remember CS is a self sterilising solution anyway, so don't get too hung up on cleaning the unit
9- you do have to use a small amount (<5mls) distilled water in the unit each session to stimulate the capsule
10- no metal/ probes/ electronic parts come in contact with the CS as it's in a capsule, so I reckon the ionic charge remains true on delivery (important point)
11- this is NOT a compressor module, it is genuine ultrasonic, but uses a very small motorised fan to propel the aerosol to the delivery tube.
12- You can use with or without a face mask

Best way to use: I found that taking a long slow inhalation of the aerosol, then turning the unit off. This allowed the least amount of product wastage. You can hold the breath while the unit is off, then start again on the next inhalation. aerosol production is almost instant. Breath out through your nose to include nazel passageways in the treatment.

It's a good unit for CS delivery. There may be others, but I'm happy with this one, especially because it looks like the process does not interfere with the CS ionic charge. Hope that's helpful, Steven.

Reply to Steven
William Sharpless – Croydon UK
February 10, 2011 - 15:37
Subject: Re: Which Nebulizer?

Hi Steven

I,m also after aultrasonic nebulzer that can use Colloidal silver.
I have been emailing OAmron they said they have one but I would find it very slow using Colloidal silver and advised that I should look out for a more powerfull one.

They advised that I look around for a more powerfull one.
Have you come across one as yet
Hope to hear from you


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