Silver nitrate (lapis)
- in small concentrations, it has astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, in stronger solutions it burns tissue, bactericidal. Applied externally with erosion, ulcers, excessive granulation, acute conjunctivitis. In chronic gastritis, it is prescribed orally as a solution or pills. For the prevention of blistering, a 2% silver nitrate solution is instilled into the eyes of the newborn immediately after birth.