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Old 08-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
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Merthiolate is also no longer advised for disinfecting a wound, but I can't remember why.
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Is that what we used to call Mercurichrome?
I know nothing. I used Wikipedia. Both contain mercury, now recognized as a dangerous substance.

Tincture of merthiolate = Thiomersal, an organomercury compound (according to the article). Mercurichrome = Merbromin, an organomercuric disodium salt (according to the article). I remembered that some older antiseptics contained mercury but didn't remember which ones. I guess it's good for killing bacteria but rots your brain cells or something.

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Hoot, you can't buy Everclear in California either, we evidently have a law restricting sale of alcoholic beverages to no more than 151 proof, about 75%. But I have no problem buying it online and shipping it here is fine. It's not really that expensive either even including shipping, not a whole bunch more than a premium brand vodka (even including shipping).

(Actually I think we can get Everclear 151 here.)
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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I drank a barrel full of that stuff in a concoction we called PJ, back in my youth.
Dangerous stuff it was...I ain't sure how we survived..
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #13
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Anyone remember Bactine Spray? Now that stung!!!!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #14
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Oh yeah! We ran away!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #15
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We use Dettol cream
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #16
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Soap and water to clean, Neosporin/Triple Antibiotic ointment for wound care.

NOT anti-bacterial soap...just soap.
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That's the current recommendations for minor wounds. I remember methiolate well. Mom used the peroxide only on scrapes that had a large surface area after washing with soap and water. I keep peroxide and rubbing alcohol around for different things. Peroxide is great for removing blood and body fluids from clothing and alcohol is great for cleaning and disinfecting things like my earrings and to remove ink from clothing.
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Use iodine. Problem solved. :)
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
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My vet told me this: not to use hydrogen peroxide if there is a possibility stitches may be required--hydrogen peroxide destroys the edges. So what did she recommend when I asked this (had a dog that had gotten into a very bad fight with another dog, swelling had already started, so had to wait 3-4 days for drains). Saline. To flush the wounds with saline.
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My vet told me this: not to use hydrogen peroxide if there is a possibility stitches may be required--hydrogen peroxide destroys the edges. So what did she recommend when I asked this (had a dog that had gotten into a very bad fight with another dog, swelling had already started, so had to wait 3-4 days for drains). Saline. To flush the wounds with saline.
Works for humans, too. I use it in a squeeze bottle to get a good flush, it's how I cleaned Shrek's wound twice a day.
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Works for humans, too. I use it in a squeeze bottle to get a good flush, it's how I cleaned Shrek's wound twice a day.
I keep a bottle in the house at all times. It works for me.
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