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There really is not much difference between Mercurochrome and Merthiolate. Both were used to dress wounds and contained alcohol and Mercury. They were taken off the US market in 1998 because it was thought that they were linked to autism in children.

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Not taken off the market, I just bought Merthiolate from the grocery store.
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Merthiolate hurts like the devil. Mercurochrome not so much.

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Without any doubt, merthiolate.

What is the difference between mecuricome and metholiate?

Both Mercurochrome and Merthiolate are topical antiseptic solutions used to prevent infection in minor cuts and scrapes. Mercurochrome contains mercury while Merthiolate contains thimerosal. Thimerosal is a mercury-based compound, but in a different form and concentration compared to the mercury in Mercurochrome.

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Amazon has it

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Where can you buy Mercurochrome?

You can buy it on Amazon.

Does mercurochrome have mercury in it?

Oddly yes. Mercurochrome is the brand name for merbromine (C20H8Br2HgNa2O6).

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Is mercurochrome the same as iodine or what is the difference.?

No, they are both antiseptics, but their chemical nature is different. Iodine solution contains the element iodine as its active ingredient. Mercurochrome is one of the names for merbromin, a salt of a polycyclic compound.

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