kimmers; thanks for your additional (and actual) "medical" advice. I had hoped it would be clear, since I am not a doctor, any advice I might give on herbal or aromatherapeutic cures (which I DO have a lot of experience with) should include the caveat that one's doctor should be informed of such things.
I do still think colloidal silver works wonderfully where traditional antibiotics are sometimes presecribed when they shouldn't be (as in the example you also gave, viral sore throats). It also works on things like strep, etc. But obviously if someone's condition is serious, and a physician thinks the real thing is in order, well, then...
Clifton, just let me know and I will send you herbs! I may be off Mudcat temporarily in the next few days (I just got laid off and just ordered a new computer but I may not have it set up as soon as I'd like) but you can also email me at email@example.com.