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Thread #59418   Message #3494156
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
24-Mar-13 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Merthiolate also. And oh, look! New York Times Science tells me that it contains mercury!

"Both Mercurochrome and Merthiolate (and iodine preparations, too) sting when applied to broken skin and can interfere with healing. Experts now recommend that first aid kits contain newer antibacterial creams, especially those containing bacitracins, a class of antibacterials first produced by other microorganisms."