Skin diseases have always been an acute problem seen in both the genders and people of all age groups. Some of the skin diseases can be listed as Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris, Nummular Dermatitis, Ringworm, Scabies, Vitiligo, Keratosis Pilaris, Hives, Impetigo, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Eczema and so forth. Dermatologists are the specialized physicians who look after the patients affected by severe skin diseases. Every skin disease has a specific and unique reason behind its initiation. Argyria
is also a type of skin disease which is extremely rare and which his caused due to insertion of silver dust, silver or any sort of silver compounds.
This word has been derived from a Greek word argyros` which implies silver. The most common symptom of Argyria
is the changing of the skin color from normal to blue or bluish-grey. This disease happens when one uses silver preparations for a long stretch of time.
The silver salts get deposited on a person`s eyes, skin, and other internal organs and leads to Argyria, causing the skin to change color. It was one of the most common skin diseases during the pre-antibiotic era, when silver was used as an important ingredient in nose-drops. When this skin disorder became quite apparent among the common masses, physicians stopped prescribing such medicines to their patients. Generalized argyria and local argyria are the two ways in which argyria can be commonly noticed. This type of disease is also seen in the eyes and is called Argyrosis. Argyria, after a lot of researchers, has been identified as a permanent skin disease. This disease can be caused at any place, be it home or anywhere else.
Most of the cases have proved that Argyria
generally happens after the consumption of silver products, especially home-made. The main cause is the technique used while preparing the products. Incorrect usage of colloidal silver products is the cause of everything. The root cause of this typical skin disease came to be known by the doctors during the early 20th century. Consumption of silver or breathing in silver for several months is the main cause of Argyria. Very rare has it been heard that Argyria has been cured as it is considered to be a permanent skin disease. However, this cosmetic problem is said to gain positive affects from laser therapy. Till date researchers and doctors have not been able to know whether Argyria causes any kind of throat or lung irritation, breathing problem or and trouble to a patient`s stomach.
Studies show that drinking too much of silver-content water or any other liquid can also be life-threatening. It has been properly analyzed and hence proved that usage of skin creams or other products containing silver sulfadiazine or silver nitrate are not harmful for the skin and do not cause Argyria. There have been several cases which have been witnessed in different countries. For coming up with a perfect solution to this skin disease several kinds of studies and researches are being carried out all across the world.