My grandfather used to put this on our scrapes and cuts when we were kids, because we complained that Iodine burned too much.  
I just found out recently that it was banned several years ago because it contains Mercury, but I know we used it as recently as the early 1990s! Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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862 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 9 years ago by birdsong4j

Have you ever used Mercurochrome on a cut or scrape?
My grandfather used to put this on our scrapes and cuts when we were kids, because we complained that Iodine burned too much.
I just found out recently that it was banned several years ago because it contains Mercury, but I know we used it as recently as the early 1990s!


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9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 2/5/08 - 11:30:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh yeah.

And it f*cking hurt.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 2/5/08 - 11:32:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Monkey's Blood!!!

And yep, still do, actually. I have an old bottle that I whip out every now and again. I know about the ban, but I'm still so used to it being put on my cuts that I still do it myself.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 2/5/08 - 11:40:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-02-05 23:30:44.527 messedup wrote:
Oh yeah. And it f*cking hurt.


See, Iodine is the one that hurt. We used to ask for the Mercurochrome instead because it actually didn't sting. To me, it just felt sort of cool and tingly.

I'm not gonna lie, if I had some, I'd probably use it instead of peroxide. The question actually came to my mind because I scraped myself up tonight for the first time in ages, and I found myself wishing I had a bottle.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/08 - 12:20:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Does it contain merthiolate?
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/08 - 12:24:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, Merbromin.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/08 - 12:26:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Then the answer to my question changed drastically.

9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/08 - 10:26:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
No I've never heard of that
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/08 - 7:27:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but I know iodine gives a pretty good sting.
9 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 2/7/08 - 3:23:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
YES
9 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 5/26/08 - 6:47:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't recall having someone put anything on a cut or scrape when I was a child.
8 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 12/23/08 - 4:59:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
My parents just used rubbing alcohol
8 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 1/26/09 - 5:18:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think we still have an old bottle of it here somewhere..




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