Remember the children’s rhyme: “Make new friends, but keep the old — one is silver and one is gold?” Well, our old friend silver is making itself useful against a new enemy — Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus.
Silver has long been recognized for its infection-fighting properties. In Ancient Greece and Rome, silver was used to fight infections and control spoilage. In 1893, the botanist von Nageli discovered that minute concentrations of silver contained microbiocidal properties.
Today, silver is commonly recognized by the medical community as a valuable antimicrobial for treating wounds and burns. Recent breakthroughs in ionic silver technology have produced new products that make next-generation silver antimicrobials more effective and easier to use than ever before. AcryMed, leaders in silver antimicrobial technology has developed several patented products that sustain the effective infection-fighting properties of silver from several hours to up to seven days. AcryMed is the only company to make a silver antimicrobial product that comes in a gel form. SilvaSorb Gel is easy to apply on all types of cuts and scrapes – making it particularly effective as a first-line defense in fighting MRSA.
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