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16 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

Any person over 30 will remember slinking their knee and Mom or Grandma putting a red medicine from a dropper on.it. it.might start with a T. Been driving me crazy for some reason. This might be it but I don't remember it being this. Mercurochrome

 

Bactine perhaps?  I'm not remembering it being a dropper product, but a spray/aerosol.  So, probably not the correct answer.

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10 minutes ago, Billingsley99 said:

Any person over 30 will remember slinking their knee and Mom or Grandma putting a red medicine from a dropper on.it. it.might start with a T. Been driving me crazy for some reason. This might be it but I don't remember it being this. Mercurochrome

 

That's what we always called it...Mercurochrome...or methylate...

 

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1 hour ago, Billingsley99 said:

Any person over 30 will remember slinking their knee and Mom or Grandma putting a red medicine from a dropper on.it. it.might start with a T. Been driving me crazy for some reason. This might be it but I don't remember it being this. Mercurochrome

 

We called it Indian paint.  It healed everything.  Especially when grandma would hold you, tell you it was alright, and give you a big kiss.  

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Haha, yes, it was Mercurochrome in our house.  If we had a tiny scratch, mom would draw little pictures of cats or dogs on the "wound."  We loved it.  They were temporary tattoos.  We would fake cuts to get one.

Then in the summer, we'd eat watermelon on the back porch, and have contests to see who could spit seeds the farthest.

We had no money, and lived like kings.

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1 hour ago, Billingsley99 said:

Any person over 30 will remember slinking their knee and Mom or Grandma putting a red medicine from a dropper on.it. it.might start with a T. Been driving me crazy for some reason. This might be it but I don't remember it being this. Mercurochrome

 

We rubbed dirt on our skinned knees.

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53 minutes ago, Madison22 said:

 

Haha, yes, it was Mercurochrome in our house.  If we had a tiny scratch, mom would draw little pictures of cats or dogs on the "wound."  We loved it.  They were temporary tattoos.  We would fake cuts to get one.

Then in the summer, we'd eat watermelon on the back porch, and have contests to see who could spit seeds the farthest.

We had no money, and lived like kings.

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You described my childhood.  Lots of hide n go seek too.  

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1 hour ago, Madison22 said:

 

Haha, yes, it was Mercurochrome in our house.  If we had a tiny scratch, mom would draw little pictures of cats or dogs on the "wound."  We loved it.  They were temporary tattoos.  We would fake cuts to get one.

Then in the summer, we'd eat watermelon on the back porch, and have contests to see who could spit seeds the farthest.

We had no money, and lived like kings.

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Was always told not to swallow the seeds..."They'll make you sick!". Just another version of "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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2 hours ago, Madison22 said:

 

Haha, yes, it was Mercurochrome in our house.  If we had a tiny scratch, mom would draw little pictures of cats or dogs on the "wound."  We loved it.  They were temporary tattoos.  We would fake cuts to get one.

Then in the summer, we'd eat watermelon on the back porch, and have contests to see who could spit seeds the farthest.

We had no money, and lived like kings.

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Great memories. Life sure was much more simple. 

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merthiolate

Merthiolate.  Yep, my parents rubbed mercury on my boo-boos too.🤣

Incidentally, Merthiolate is still on the market although it's been completely reworked without the mercury or the bright red color.  No idea if it still stings like it used to.

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