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Is it safe to apply mercurochrome on a infant?

Is it safe to apply mercurochrome on a infant?

Would not: Besides the chemicals, it will sting and hurt your baby. Try using a gentle sopa and water to cleanse a cut or abrasion. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Why don't they stock mercurochrome anymore?

Why don't they stock mercurochrome anymore?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercyry and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in mercurochrome ?

What are the ingredients in mercurochrome ?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercury with iodine and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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I have an old bottle of mercurochrome. Is it safe?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercury with iodine and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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Where can you buy mercurochrome?

Where can you buy mercurochrome?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercyry and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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How do I get mercurochrome for cut on my skin?

How do I get mercurochrome for cut on my skin?

Mercury: It contained some form of mercury with iodine and was removed from the market years ago. ...Read more

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Does anyone remember mercurochrome iodine or merthiolate and are they still manufactured?

Does anyone remember mercurochrome iodine or merthiolate and are they still manufactured?

Not available: Mercurachrome was removed from the market years ago due to its mecury component, and i believe merthiolate was removed due to possible risks of its alcohol content and lack of benefit of healing. ...Read more

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Can mercurochrome be used for diabetic ulcers?

Can mercurochrome be used for diabetic ulcers?

Mercurochrome: Is obsolete - there are many better products available now for wound care, including diabetic ulcers. See a wound care expert for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Doctor applied mercurochrome post surgery. Havent seen that in years. Why?

Something different?: I do not specifically know what your doctor applied, or where. What you likely have seen is either orange colored betadine, orange colored chloraprep, or orange colored duraprep. These are antiseptic solutions used to prepare the skin for surgery. I am fairly certain that mercurachrome had been removed from the market years ago due to its mercury component. ...Read more