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Baby Boomer Reminisces….What Ever Happened To MERCUROCHROME?


Mecurochrome-What happened to it?


I had a SERIOUS flashback of my 10 yr. old knee, with a pinkish red slash across it when I saw this photo on Facebook.  Do your childhood memories include having mercurochrome swiped over your scrapes to prevent infection?

Why do we not see it being used any longer?  Well I found some for sale on Amazon, and I also found a rather lengthy explanation of why it’s not prominently stocked on the shelves at Target and Walgreens.

Honestly, this is EXACTLY how our bottle at home looked after being used on 5 kids!

Here’s the “skinny” on why we can’t find it….Where did Mercurochrome go?