Friday chuckles

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  1. Cederq says:

    I had a lawn dart stuck in my thigh, it was painful! Mom (nurse) pulled it out and applied Mercurochrome on it which was twice as painful and said walk it off… Moms were tough back then.

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    • I remember the fiery sting of Mercurochrome well. I just did a search to find out what happened to my elders’ favorite cure all.

      Here’s what I found on Wikipedia:
      Merbromin (marketed as Mercurochrome, Merbromine, Mercurocol, Sodium mercurescein, Asceptichrome, Supercrome, Brocasept and Cinfacromin) is an organomercuric disodium salt compound used as a topical antiseptic for minor cuts and scrapes and as a biological dye. Readily available in most countries, it is no longer sold in Switzerland, Brazil, France, Iran, Germany, or the United States due to its mercury content.

      Yikes. No wonder it felt so lethal.

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    • My mother was a true believer in Mercurochrome, and I always envied the kids whose mothers used Bactine. Bactine also stung like hell, but it didn’t leave an ugly stain on your skin that lingered for days, the way Mercurochrome did.

      Nowadays doctors say you don’t need any of that stuff — just wash the wound with soap and water and keep it clean until it heals. But moms in the old days thought the pain was evidence that the remedy was working. The louder we screamed, the more convinced our mothers were that the vile medicine they administered was killing germs. They applied the same logic to medicines that tasted horrible — if it tastes so bad it makes you gag, then it’s obviously doing some good.

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  2. Rae Longest says:

    Reblogged this on blogging807 and commented:
    From the Mouths of Babes

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  3. Loved these. Hilarious.

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  4. Do they take turns at washing up?

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  5. 😂😂😂😂😂

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  6. Corrie.S.P. says:

    Those are too perfect.

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  7. Eugenia says:

    These are all great! Love that last one!

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  8. Lisa says:

    My folks called Mercurochrome “monkey blood”.
    What i really dreaded was Campho-Phenique, because it 🔥 burned in an open cut. And my grandmother always kept that small green bottle on hand. AUGH!

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    • When my kids were little I could never bring myself to inflict additional pain on them when they were hurt, so I never used any stinging antiseptics on their cuts and scrapes — just washed them and put on a bandaid. (We went through a LOT of bandaids.) Remarkably, they are all still alive.


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