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WOMAN'S SKIN TURNED SILVER AFTER TAKING NOSE DROPS

An American woman whose skin turned silver after using nose drops is warning people of the dangers of medicines containing the metal. Rosemary Jacobs, 71, has lived with irreversible skin condition argyria for 60 years and it has blighted her life. The retired pre-school teacher's skin started to turn metallic silver when she began taking nasal drops containing colloidal silver (CS) at the age of 11. Four years later a skin biopsy revealed silver particles bound deep beneath her skin and she was diagnosed with argyria. Rosemary, from Vermont, USA said: “When I was 11 years old, my mother mentioned to an ENT specialist that I always had a cold.

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