Arzol silver nitrate how to use

Silver nitrate - potassium nitrate "Rösch" - etching sticks

  • Silver nitrate-potassium nitrate "Rösch" etching sticks must not be used if you are allergic to silver nitrate or potassium nitrate.
  • Preparations containing silver nitrate must not be applied to inflamed skin or mucous membranes

Warnings and Precautions

For all abnormally colored or abnormally shaped skin changes that cannot be clearly identified as "wild meat" or as simple warts, the etching sticks should only be used under medical supervision.

Do not touch the head (caustic) with wet hands! Protect clothing etc. when handling the etching sticks. The brown-black silver nitrate (lapis) stains that appear after a while, should some silver nitrate on clothing, cannot be removed with the usual cleaning agents. Information on chemical removal can be obtained from the manufacturer.

Clean healthy skin that has been accidentally smeared with running water, a sponge or the like, but this can still result in a harmless darkening of the skin. The dark color disappears after about 10-14 days, possibly earlier. If, by chance, something of the caustic material gets into the eye, rinse immediately with the eyelids open under running water for at least 5 minutes continuously.


Use in children under 3 years of age should only take place after individual medical advice.

Use of silver nitrate-potassium nitrate "Rösch" etching sticks together with other medicaments

No interactions are known.

Nevertheless, the etching sticks should not be used on areas that have been treated with other medicinal or cosmetic agents.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you suspect you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine, because the use of silver nitrate and potassium nitrate for Mother and child has not yet been identified.

Driving and using machines

The use of silver nitrate-potassium nitrate "Rösch" etching sticks has no effect on the ability to drive or use machines.