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This $8 Wound Dressing Is a Must-Have for Your Medical Kit

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Author of How to Prep When You’re Broke and Bloom Where You’re Planted online course

When you find a product that really works, you want to tell the world about it. Especially when the folks in your world are preparing for the potential end of the world. I recently found that a wound dressing I had absently popped into my medical kit is so well worth the eight bucks that I’ve put it on my Subscribe-and-Save to stock up on it.

What is this magical product I’m raving about? It’s Silvex wound gel. I’ve been using it post-surgery on a gory-looking incision and the results have been so good that my doctor wanted to know what I’d been applying.

What is Silvex wound dressing?

It’s a wound dressing hydrogel that contains no alcohol and no peroxide. The active ingredient is a silver solution. In fact, there’s not a long list of ingredients:

24 PPM Proprietary Silver Solution (purified water, nano-silver at .01 micron), TEA, Carbomer

According to the package:

Non-toxic and safe for everyone in the family. Over the years, silver ions were isolated using electrodes, direct current, and water. These silver solutions are very effective but unstable and require high PPM (parts per million) and aggregate (bind) in the body. Not anymore; the revolutionary Nano Technology is wrapped in water molecules enabling fast and efficient transport through the body. It disrupts cell replication, and independent studies have shown it to be more powerful than other forms of silver products.

It’s said to prevent infections such as MRSA & VRE, STAPH (Staphylococcus aureus), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and fungi such as Candida albicans & Aspergillusniger.

Don’t be put off by the small size. It’s not a huge container, but it goes a LONG way. I’ve been using the same container for a month, and there’s still quite a bit left in the tube.

How I used it

I had surgery on my ankle on April 18th. There was a long incision down the inside of my ankle and foot, plus screw holes on the heel, plus a couple of other smaller incisions on the top of my foot and the outside ankle.

When I first saw the wound a couple of days after surgery in the doctor’s office, I’ll be honest: I was horrified. It was big, bloody, gross, and seemed uneven due to massive swelling. I’m putting photos at the end of this article but be warned – the content is GRAPHIC. If you’re going to be grossed out or upset to see it, please stop scrolling before you get to it. (Don’t worry, I’ll let you know before the image appears.)

After two weeks, the stitches were removed, and I was allowed to get the wound wet in the shower. I was told it was fine to apply Polysporin or Vaseline to any place that wasn’t covered by steri-strips, which I was supposed to just let fall off naturally.

But the Polysporin was irritating because it was so thick, and I wasn’t about to put Vaseline on a still-open wound. So I pulled something out of my kit that I’d purchased for burns: Silvex wound gel. I began applying this wound dressing everywhere I could get to, about four times per day.

It was cooling and soothing, and it didn’t dry out my skin, so I figured that was a win. Also, because of the gel’s texture, a teeny tiny bit goes a long way.

But the real win was how fast it healed the wounds. The small ones have all but disappeared and the large one is neatly closed and fading quickly. Considering how it started out, I was absolutely gobsmacked that it had faded to this degree in only six weeks.

I’ve been so impressed that I put this product on my Amazon subscribe-and-save order, which is how I stock up on smaller, inexpensive items over time. I’ll get a tube once a month for the next 6 months and then cancel.

This product is a very worthwhile addition to your own medical kit, and I highly recommend it.

Have you used this product before?

What is your favorite product for wound dressing? Have you ever tried nano-silver products? Let’s discuss it in the comments section.


Please don’t scroll further if you’re going to be upset by seeing the images below. It shows my wound from 2 days after surgery until six weeks after surgery, and it’s pretty doggone gross.














About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.

Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses at SelfRelianceand You can find her on FacebookPinterestGabMeWeParlerInstagram, and Twitter.

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