Before antibiotics, most newborn eyes were treated with an antiseptic, and Barnes pushed Argyrol as the cure of choice.
Among the different silver preparations on the market, protargol and Argyrol are the best known.
The referee finds that, like Argyrol, it is nonirritant to the nasal mucosa in a 10 per cent.
About the same claims are made for the local use of Silvol as are generally made for Argyrol.
If the physician himself makes the applications of silver nitrate, the nurse should use some silver salt like Argyrol.
Argyrol Ar·gy·rol (är'jə-rôl', -rōl')
A trademark used for a silver-protein compound used as a local antiseptic.