|12-14-2007 02:56 PM|
BTW, we are going to gift wrap the other one and send it up to Fayetteville to welcome Bobby Petrino to Arkansas!!!
|12-14-2007 02:21 PM|
I wasn't either. Thanks to Wikipedia for the info.
Now I have an explanation for my kids that I HAVE to use alcohol, peroxide makes scars....(good thing their mother loves them, she buys Bactine).
|12-14-2007 01:57 PM|
It still burned like hell!
Lot of good info. I wasn't aware Hydrogen Peroxide caused wounds to scar.
|12-14-2007 01:56 PM|
|MouthfulOfGrass||Of course you did.|
|12-14-2007 01:55 PM|
The best use for merthiolate was to put on the thumb of a kid who had a tendancy to suck their thumb. It was like sticking nasty tasting tobasco in your mouth.
|12-14-2007 01:54 PM|
Merthiolate is a mercury-containing substance that was once widely used as germ-killer and a preservative in many different products, including vaccines.
Merbromin (marketed as Mercurochrome, Merbromine, Sodium mercurescein, Asceptichrome, Supercrome and Cinfacromin) is a topical antiseptic used for minor cuts and scrapes. It is no longer sold in the USA because of its mercury content. Merbromin is an organomercuric disodium salt compound and a fluorescein.
An example of Mercurochrome
Merbromin's best-known use is as a topical antiseptic, however it, along with Merthiolate, has been ruled ineffective by the FDA, and is no longer approved. When applied on a wound, the dark red colour stains the skin, making the detection of any erythema or inflammation, indicative of infection, more difficult. Merbromin is also used as a biological dye used to mark tissue margins, and as a metal dye in industrial dye penetrant inspection to detect metal fractures.
 Mercurochrome & Tinctures
Mercurochrome is the trade name of merbromin and (usually) of merbromin tinctures made of merbromin and alcohol or water (usually 2% merbromin to 98% alcohol or water).
Usually used in an alcoholic solution (called tincture of iodine) or as Lugol's iodine solution as a pre and post-operative antiseptic. No longer recommended to disinfect minor wounds because it induces scar tissue formation and increases healing time. Gentle washing with mild soap and water or rinsing a scrape with sterile saline is a better practice. Novel iodine antiseptics containing povidone-iodine (an iodophor, complex of povidone, a water-soluble polymer, with triiodide anions I3-, containing about 10% of active iodine) are far better tolerated, don't affect wound healing negativelly and leave a depot of active iodine, creating the so-called "remanent," or persistent, effect. The great advantage of iodine antiseptics is the widest scope of antimicrobial activity, killing all principial pathogenes and given enough time even spores, which are considered to be the most difficult form of microorganisms to be inactivated by disinfectants and antiseptics.
Used as a 6% (20Vols) solution to clean and deodorize wounds and ulcers. More common 1% or 2% solutions of hydrogen peroxide have been used in household first aid for scrapes, etc. However, even this less potent form is no longer recommended for typical wound care as the strong oxidization causes scar formation and increases healing time. Gentle washing with mild soap and water or rinsing a scrape with sterile saline is a better practice.
Bourbon, makes you feel better. Helps kids sleep after a "boo-boo"
|12-14-2007 01:36 PM|
Merthiolate, and mercurochrome are different, as is iodine.
My dad liked good ol' rubbing alcohol in the wound. If we were lucky, we could whine enough and mom would use hydrogen peroxide instead. You got to watch the little bubbles fizz, while it stung.
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|12-13-2007 11:02 PM|
|Dare2BSquare||My niece is getting married on the 29th. We have two 250 lb hogs, one of which will be giving her a nice wedding present.|
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|12-13-2007 01:56 PM|
I do not think much has really changed since I was a kid. Of course there are a lot of new things to distract us in our daily lives. The violence, drugs,n divorce, etc are all still here.
I don't beat the crap out of my kids like my parents and teachers did to me. If a teacher lays a finger on one of my kids, I can assure you they would wish they never met me. That's a good evolution in my book. I still reserve the right to discipline my child in public or private and nobody bothers me. I have no reservations disciplining my children and I really do not need to either. I spend a lot of time with them and make them understand the accountability, the punsihment and the rewards of behavior.
The big difference from then to now is that child abuse laws are enforced now.... they weren't then. If I had a dollar everytime some teacher dragged me by the hair or the ear for something stupid I did, I would be semi-retired. This abuse from these "role models" did not inspire any feelings for these people. If anything, I disliked them more for it.
The other big change is day care. Day care when I was a kid was grandma or your older sister watching you. Mom stayed home to raise the kids. Today, more and more families want the big house so they need two jobs for the mortgage. They don't realize what effect this has on their kids when they are not home till 6:00 PM.
My wife stays home till my daughter is in all day kindergarden.... no day care = no issues. People blame everything on the teacher, the schoools and the care givers but where is their responsibility as parents to parent their children? If you are not going to invest the time to raise your children, then in my opinion, you do not have the right to bitch or bring children into this world and burden society to raise and later instutionalize them.
I believe it comes down to proven - traditional values.
|12-13-2007 01:50 PM|
They did, but they were only for football players.
Parents would not even think about spending that kind of money on that kind of stuff.
|12-13-2007 01:17 PM|
Does anyone know if they even made knee and elbow pads or shin guards or in any case helmets then?
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|12-13-2007 12:21 AM|
Loren Greene Rocked!
BTW, yes, you ARE an old Fart! (Did y'all ever have whole neighborhood hide and seeks?)
|12-12-2007 11:23 PM|
Sunday nights were greasy skillet fried hamburgers on TV trays in the den, so we could all watch Bonanza.
|12-12-2007 09:15 PM|
|tet1070||Those were the good days when the parents raised their children, not the schools, the police, and the goverment. NOSTALGIA, makes you all warm inside ( as you are thinking how old you are). Like the old guys used to say ==== I remember when...........|
|12-12-2007 06:31 PM|
Tis sad indeed how everything has changed over the last couple of decades...
|12-12-2007 06:27 PM|
a mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic; Mercurochrome is the trademark
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|12-12-2007 05:15 PM|
|ms04sahara||how true, how true....my my how times have changed.|
|12-12-2007 05:08 PM|
|Dare2BSquare||Here's a shocker. We all used to eat our meals around the table in the dining room. Together.|
|12-12-2007 05:07 PM|
I grew up around the same time. I would get beat by the other parents. Also we played in construction sites all the time, it was a great place to ride our bikes. And if you were not home by the time the street lights came on...look out..
I really get upset at how messed up society is now. I am still trying to raise my kids the way my parents did. I do not beleive in ADD, I just think a kid could use the proper persuasion every once in a while.
|12-12-2007 04:57 PM|
I was growing up at the tail end of the good times. Mom worried about us getting abducted, but still let us wander the hood until the street lights came on.
We used to sneak out of the house and go swim in peoples pools at night with girls. Got caught one night and had to hop some fences to get away. Buddy of mine slipped and broke his elbow on the fence. Little did we know we could've been millionaires right now if we'd have told someone about it.
|12-12-2007 04:46 PM|
My dad always kept a cow to milk and mom churned butter from the whole milk. That milk always had about an inch layer of cream on top. You had to shake it up real good before you could drink it. No Pasteurizing or Homogenizing. The milk I drink these days is like water compared to that!
We raised a calf every year to butcher.
|12-12-2007 04:35 PM|
|debruins||what mufbhsfbfbitibeehenbd that u put in cuts?|
|12-12-2007 04:21 PM|
|OdhinnsChick||I make my own bread. Does that count? =P|
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