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Re: Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction by cfnisbet
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 08:04:36 PM »
The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction

Posted on 14 July 2013 by cfnisbet   

Anyone who experiments with Colloidal Silver for any length of time will need to understand the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (or Herxheimer reaction for short).

Silver is such an effective killer of bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts, that a very seriously-ill person may suffer from a reaction to the release of toxins caused by the large-scale death of those pathogens. While this is a normal process and does not normally cause any issues noticeable to the person who is self-treating, sometimes the pathogen die-off is so severe that the person starts to feel more unwell than the initial discomfort experienced as a result of the disease.

When a person is taking Colloidal Silver for the first time, there may also be an effect from the die-off of the many millions of (normally-harmless) bacteria within the body. It is necessary to make a new user of Colloidal Silver aware of this effect, so that they understand that this is a normal part of the healing process, and do not mistakenly view it as being caused directly by the Colloidal Silver itself.

The Herxheimer Reaction is normally short-term and can be regarded as a form of detoxification by the body, and the body may experience symptoms similar to those of Influenza; mild-to-moderate fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills and nausea. The skin, being a known outlet for the disposal of poisons, may also show exaggerated blotches or itching.

It resembles the medical definition of sepsis (which is hardly surprising) and can also happen after a prescription of antibiotics, such as penicillin or tetracycline (again, hardly surprising).
Sources on the Internet state that the Herxheimer reaction is particularly common during the treatment of relapsing fever, syphilis, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, brucellosis, typhoid fever, and trichinosis; in particular, any disease involving spirochaete bacteria.

If this reaction is particularly severe, doctors may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin every four hours for a couple of days, or 60 mg of prednisone. Patients should be closely monitored for the potential collapse and shock. In extreme cases, meptazinol, may be prescribed.

The Herxheimer Reaction is a perfectly normal reaction that shows that the Colloidal Silver is destroying the pathogens. Colloidal Silver does not directly cause the Herxheimer reaction. Anyone who suffers from this effect should try to maintain the consumption of Colloidal Silver at a lower dose or stop for a few days and then re-start the dosage, as this is the curative, not causative agent. Colloidal Silver is not toxic, and it should be emphasised that most people never experience the Herxheimer reaction.

The single most effective “treatment” for the Herxheimer reaction is drinking water. All users of Colloidal Silver should maintain a high intake of fluids, and water in particular. If this reaction is experienced, then it is better to endure the detoxification process if possible, even if it has to be done in stages by reducing the intake (volume and frequency) of Colloidal Silver, as the body is successfully cleansing itself of the unwanted pathogens and this reaction is a sign that the parasitical load is particularly high in that individual.

Any really-serious symptoms such as irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties or coughing so severe that the person cannot “catch their breath” or significant swelling in the throat, should be given immediate medical attention.

http://www.silvermedicine.org/herxheimerreaction.html
http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/herxheimer.html