Silver nitrate (lapis)
- in small concentrations it has an astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, in stronger solutions it cauterizes tissue, bactericidal. Applied externally for erosion, ulcers, excessive granulation, acute conjunctivitis. In chronic gastritis, it is prescribed orally in the form of a solution or pills. To prevent blennorrhea, a 2% silver nitrate solution is instilled into the eyes immediately after birth in newborns.