FAQs

What is Golden Medic?
Golden Medic is a specially formulated and tested micro fine metallic copper alloy dry powder.

What happened to DermTx?
We unfortunatly had to change the name of DermTx to Golden Medic. This was due to the Trademark of "DermTx" being too similar to another product. The product has remained exactly the same in every respect. The packaging was also changed to allow for a more detailed information insert packed in each box.

Why does it work?
Copper and its alloys have been scientifically proven to stop all known infections caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi on contact. It has the most powerful antimicrobial action, no resistance has yet been discovered.

How does it work?
Golden Medic is so effective because the micro particles are in direct contact with the infection. This contact allows the copper to kill the germ very quickly.

What else does Golden Medic do?
It was an unexpected discovery to find that the dry powder also removes pain quickly when in contact with the lesion. This is an almost instant pain relief, without affecting sensation in the area.

How dose it remove the pain?
It is not yet understood, but we think the powder blocks the electrical signal from the pain receptors.

What are the main benefits?
Quick pain relief
Removal and prevention of all infection
Faster natural healing
Reduced scarring

Are there other benefits?

Yes, the other advantages include:

Small amounts required
Easy to store with a long shelf life
Very cost effective, more than 150 normal application per bottle
Often only one application needed
It is hydrophobic and lipophilic and therefore does not rinse nor wear off so remains in place

What are the disadvantages?
Fine copper powder is very reactive and oxidises easily. This is why it is used as a dry powder. Other medication, chemicals, creams and sweat may all oxidise the powder quickly and so they must not get in contact with it.

How do we know if it has oxidised?

It will turn black and loose its golden colour. If left on the wound for a few hours it may become irritant.

What can we do if it oxidises?
Wash the powder off with soap and warm water. Identify what caused it to oxidise and avoid it from reoccurring. Then replace the Golden Medic powder and the healing will continue.

Should I remove the scab if it turns black?
No, never remove the scab. It is how our bodies are designed to heal naturally. Only consider removing the scab if it becomes painful. Then identify the cause of the oxidation and if it can be avoided then reapply the powder and let a new scab form.

Can I cover the wound with a plaster?
This should be avoided, as the wound will heal faster if left open and dry. If it must be covered then make sure the plaster is loose and breathable. If your skin sweats under the plaster then the powder will oxidise turn black and become painful.

When can it be used?
Golden Medic can be used on any external skin condition that is painful or infected or requires healing.

When can it not be used?
Do not use for internal conditions.
Do not use if you suffer from Wilsons Disease or Alzheimer’s

What must I be careful of?
Do not get it in your eyes. If this occurs, wash out with salad oil and then warm water.
Do not inhale as it will cause coughing.
Do not swallow large amounts as it will kill your intestinal flora.

Can I use it for chronic conditions?
Yes, we have had good results with chronic conditions but it requires special attention and takes longer to heal because the condition has been there for a long time. Please ask us for advise in these conditions.

Is Golden Medic toxic to my body?
No. Golden Medic has been formulated so that it will not be absorbed through the skin or a wound. It remains on the surface as a metallic powder and encourages the natural healing process.

Is Copper poisonous to me?
No. Copper is an essential trace element that is vital to the health of all living things. If we removed the copper we will die. Our bodies absorb copper from food and excrete it through the liver and kidneys. WHO recommends a minimal acceptable intake of 1.3 mg/day for adults.

What does Copper do to cancer?

The jury is out - on this one. Research is on going. It seems that some cancers are killed and copper may stimulate some. We suggest you discuss the use of Golden Medic with your oncologist.

Is Copper metal carcinogenic?
No, it is most unlikely. Copper has been used for contraception in IUD’s (intrauterine device) for a century now and is still considered to be the most effective form of birth control today.

Why do some people say Copper is toxic?
Copper salts in a solution can be very toxic and should be avoided. But Copper as a metal is non-toxic. People wear copper bangles for years without any side effects except maybe helping with arthritis.

Why should I cover items with copper?
Today, 280 people will die from infections acquired from there health care facility in the USA alone. By covering the high touch rate items in copper these deaths could be greatly reduced. Scientific studies have shown an 86% decrease in infections by installing just six touch surfaces in high care wards.

What is a Copper Coating?
Copper can be coated over nearly all items we touch. We have many different methods of coating items depending on the surface shape, texture, wear and budget.

Why does it work?
Copper and its alloys have been scientifically proven to stop all known infections caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi on contact. It has the most powerful antimicrobial action, no resistance has yet been discovered.

How does it work?
Copper kills germs in many different ways when it is in contact. This contact allows the copper to kill the germ very quickly.

When can it be used?
TraceXtec is able to cover most touch surfaces with some kind of copper product. We target the high risk and high touch rate surfaces first.

Is Copper toxic to my body?
No. Copper is not be absorbed through the skin. It has been used for centuries.

Is Copper poisonous to me?
No. Copper is an essential trace element that is vital to the health of all living things. If we removed the copper we will die. Our bodies absorb copper from food and excrete it through the liver and kidneys. WHO recommends a minimal acceptable intake of 1.3 mg/day for adults.

What does Copper do to cancer?
The jury is out - on this one. Research is on going. It seems that some cancers are killed by copper and copper may stimulate some.

Is Copper metal carcinogenic?

No, and it is most unlikely. Copper has been used for contraception in IUD’s (intrauterine device) for a century now and is still considered to be the most effective form of birth control today.

Why do some people say Copper is toxic?
Copper salts in a solution can be very toxic and should be avoided. But Copper as a metal is non-toxic. People wear copper bangles for years without any side effects except maybe helping with arthritis.

How expensive is it to install?
We have affordable alternatives to solid copper replacement of items. This means that you can get protection within your budget. We will work with you to find a solution that suits your requirements.