This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
In cases accompanied with profuse muco-puru-lent discharge, I have often proved the efficacy of a spray containing nitrate of silver. I use only weak solutions - from 1 to 4 gr. in the ounce- and find that they alter and restrain the secretion in a very satisfactory manner.