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Doctor insights on: Merthiolate Uses

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Can I use merthiolate fo a small staph infected area on my leg?

Can I use merthiolate fo a small staph infected area on my leg?

Yes: This can be an effective antibacterial treatment. Add to it the application of heat from compresses applied 4-5 times per day over the affected area and you are likely to combat this infected area. ...Read more

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Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Maybe nothing: The best thing is to keep the wound clean by washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day. If you want to put something on it, Bacitracin ointment can be purchased without a prescription and should be fine. ...Read more

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Can merthiolate be used to clean water?

Can merthiolate be used to clean water?

Not a good idea: Mercury would not be a good choice to clean water. Depending on the source of water and other circumstances, filtration, chlorination and iodine may be better options.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Allergy to thimerosal/merthiolate, what to do?

Allergy to thimerosal/merthiolate, what to do?

Avoidance: Thimerosal is a common contact allergy, and typically causes rashes. If you have this allergy, it is important to avoid all products containing this substance. Check labels carefully. If a rash develops a corticosteroid cream can shorten the duration. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives if I have an allergy to thimerosal/merthiolate?

What are some alternatives if I have an allergy to thimerosal/merthiolate?

Avoidance: If it is a true allergy, you should avoid it. I assume the question is in regard to vaccines like the flu shot. There are thimerosal free doses of influenza vaccine that should be safe. ...Read more

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Is treating a paper cut with merthiolate tinture okay? How long for it to heal?

Is treating a paper cut with merthiolate tinture okay? How long for it to heal?

Neosporin: If the cut is deep or troublesome, you may use an over the counter antibiotic cream, e.g., Neosporin.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I’ve been using tincture of merthiolate for over a week on a wound and today I accidentally swallowed a drop. Chances of toxicity?

I’ve been using tincture of merthiolate for over a week on a wound and today I accidentally swallowed a drop. Chances of toxicity?

Unlikely: Tincture of merthiolate has different ingredients depending on where and when it was made. The over-the-counter version now likely uses benzalkonium chloride as its active ingredient. In general, one must look at the active ingredient to see if there is any need to worry. That said, eating one drop of an over-the-counter skin antiseptic in the US is unlikely to do anything bad. ...Read more

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Been applying thimerosal (merthiolate) on wound for 10days 2times each day. I didn’t know it was mercury, what should I do? Scared of poisoning

Been applying thimerosal (merthiolate) on wound for 10days 2times each day. I didn’t know it was mercury, what should I do? Scared of poisoning

Quit worrying: You will not get mercury poisoning from applying Merthiolate.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Will betadine disinfectant work on my cuts like merthiolate and mercuricrome used to?

Will betadine disinfectant work on my cuts like merthiolate and mercuricrome used to?

Good for cleansing: I am not sure that mercurochrome has ever been shown to be beneficial to healing despite it's widespread use. While betadine is outstanding for cleaning a wound due it's ability to kill bacteria and fungus, it's continued use will likely slow down healing and should only be used for short term purposes in actively infected wounds. ...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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I’ve been applying merthiolate on an open wound for more than a week (thimerosal 0.100g)didn’t know it was mercury so what to do? (1drop went in mouth)

I’ve been applying merthiolate on an open wound for more than a week (thimerosal 0.100g)didn’t know it was mercury so what to do? (1drop went in mouth)

Have it checked: First off, the small drop in your mouth is likely not a big deal. Second, if the wound was large enough to require merthiolate, it probably needs to be checked by your family physician. There is a chance of infection, and there are more modern and safe options for wound care. ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more

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What are the uses of makahiya in medicine?

What are the uses of makahiya in medicine?

Makahiya/memosa: It is also known as sensitive plant is a creeping annual or perennial weed available in phillipine. It's root is used as aphrodisiac and used against dysentery and dysmenorrhea. It is emetic and poisonous in large dose. Seeds are used for sore throat.And used for many medicinal purposes. It also believed to have antimichrobial properties. Some studies have been done to substantiate it's benefits/ ...Read more

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What are the medicinal uses of coriander leaves?

No hard evidence.: There are no well-designed clinical studies that have attempted to determine the risks and/or benefits of coriander. Wait until there are before you spend a lot of money for purported "cures." See this article: http://www. Wellness. Com/reference/herb/cilantro ...Read more

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At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

At are signs that someone uses drugs by injections?

Scars or marks: Usuually you can suspect someone may be using drugs via injection (iv) methods when you see multiple puncture marks on their arms (usually at the fold of the inner elbow) hands, neck, feet/toes and even woman's breasts (yep, their breasts). Repeated abscesses (like a large pimple) can also develop at the sites where they are injecting. ...Read more

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Could you please describe some uses of nanotechnology?

Is this a school: Assignment? Here is a good article about medicine and nanotechnology. See: http://www. Nanotechproject. Org/inventories/medicine/ ...Read more

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What is hemaglutination and what are its uses in medicine?

What is hemaglutination and what are its uses in medicine?

Briefly,: It is the measure of agglutination of red blood cells and can be used as a measurement of the relative concentration of antibody in serum. The red blood cell acts as the antigen and antibody in the serum 'agglutinates' the antigen. Can also be utilized to quantitate virus and bacteria. Although not a medical site this reference is good: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hemagglutination. ...Read more

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How to use cialis?

Cialis: It is usually taken about one hour prior to sexual activity. ...Read more

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How to use permite?

How to use permite?

Permite: Permite cream (permethrin) is a topical medication designed to treat patients with scabies or crab lice. It works by paralyzing and killing any mites and their eggs after absorption from the skin. Check with your doctor to determine how they want you to use this. ...Read more

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