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Doctor insights on: Mercurochrome Side Effects

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

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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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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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

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Hi, I cutted my fingers yesterday where the skin was removed with the cut and putted some mercurochrome on, should I close the wounds or keep it open?

Hi, I cutted my fingers yesterday where the skin was removed with the cut and putted some mercurochrome on, should I close the wounds or keep it open?

Wound: Different wounds have different treatments. We cannot acess a wound with only a description. But, most wounds do better to closing it initially after disinfecting it. After a few days then it can be opened to dry. ...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Mercurochrome: Is obsolete - there are many better products available now for wound care, including diabetic ulcers.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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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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Is mercurochrome a good diabetic foot antiseptic?

Is mercurochrome a good diabetic foot antiseptic?

Not Safe: The FDA pulled mercurochrome off of the market in 1998 due to the potentially unsafe levels of mercury in the product. It is an effective antiseptic but due to its discoloration of the skin, it makes it impossible to decide if there is an infectious process occurring during observation. If you still have the product purchased in the USA, then it is very old and needs to be discarded. Seek help! ...Read more

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Doctor applied mercurochrome post surgery. Haven't 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

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What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! Is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?

What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! Is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?

Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) are used in the mouth. But if she has oral lesions, the H2O2 can actually cause tissue damage and is not considered to be a good antiseptic. Has she tried gargling with warm salt water? ...Read more