Silver Nitrate is used to prevent infections
How it works
Silver nitrate inhibits growth of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria by precipitating bacterial protein through the release of liberated silver ions. It also forms an eschar by coagulation of cellular proteins.
Common side effects
Burning sensation, Itching, Methemoglobinaemia (presence of methaemoglobin in the blood), Hair discolouration, Skin staining