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Mercurochrome
Mercurochrome
This is a brand name for Merbromin, a topical antiseptic used for minor cuts and scrapes
It is still available in most countries, but no longer sold in the U.S. due to its mercury content.

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:17 am (PDT) on Sun October 22, 2017   
Ha-ha! me neither.. n-neither.. n-n-neither...
Posted by CJ at 11:53 am (PDT) on Thu September 21, 2017   
@Bob Mathews -
In 7th grade (1962-63) we played with Mercury and it had no effect on me.

In 7th grade (1962-63) we played with Mercury and it had no effect on me.

In 7th grade (1962-63) we played with Mercury and it had no effect on me.

In 7th grade (1962-63) we played with Mercury and it had no effect on me.

ROFL
Posted by freddo30 at 9:10 pm (PDT) on Sat April 2, 2016   
I put some on a couple of zits to try and "cure" them but just got redder spots , still have our ancient bottle with some fluid left and the glass applicator
Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:47 am (PDT) on Sun August 3, 2014   
From Wikipedia: "Hazards: Toxic, dangerous for the environment."

Between this and our ubiquitous "mercury fillings" how ever did we survive???
Posted by Doot at 6:41 am (PDT) on Sat August 2, 2014   
And as kids we we just couldn't understand the logic used by our parents.
Posted by Kathy Townsend at 9:51 pm (PDT) on Fri August 1, 2014   
Ah the dreaded Mercurochrome. If anything other antiseptic worked, Mom had no clue about it. Always slapped the red stuff on the cuts.
Posted by Michael Giffey at 8:59 pm (PDT) on Sat October 26, 2013   
I will never forget my mother using a whole bottle of this on me when our family dog (a dachshund) bit me to the bone on both knees.
Posted by Doot at 8:25 am (PST) on Fri December 28, 2012   
I was sure glad when my mom statred using Mercurichrome instead of iodine, which burned like crazy.
Posted by Eubean at 12:01 pm (PDT) on Tue April 17, 2012   
This probably saved quite a few kids from death at one time. No one understood the power of staph infections yet.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 5:51 pm (PDT) on Wed March 14, 2012   
I hated this stuff growing up.

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