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Does Anyone Remember The Thick Yellow Emulsion Used On Scraped Knees At School?

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Autarky | 07:09 Fri 01st Jun 2018 | Body & Soul
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It was in a brown round bottle and was liberally dabbed onto grazes. It didn’t sting. It wasn’t iodine as such. I have in mind maybe it was called bromaline or something similar? I could be wrong. Any ideas I am talking about 1960’s

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Acriflavin https://www.britannica.com/science/acriflavine
08:25 Fri 01st Jun 2018
Betadine perhaps.
betadine ointment..think it's only a solution now ?
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Thank you for your input but it wasn’t betadine. It had the consistency of callomine but wasn’t chalky and was yellow.
Acraflavaian?
In our house, Zam-buk was the order of the day for ailments such as cuts, bruises and sprains.




a derivitive of this ?
derivative ..
This stuff appears to be similar:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merbromin
Showing your age there Anne ;-)

Dabber or Dabbee?
We always had either dettol ointment for scrapes and cuts or Zam=buk which you can still get.
Germolene?
Possibly 'Fuller's Earth' cream, powder or solution. Still widely used today.
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Acriflavin was the stuff... but Zambuck or wintergreen ointment was another go to in our house along with germolene. The acriflavin was only used by the school.
There was another remedy - golden eye ointment for sties, and yellow bazelican basselican I don’t know how it was spelt but this was used on splinters to “draw them out”. By the way my mother used to give me Vicks on a spoon with sugar to “ grease my tubes” when I had a cold. It’s a wonder I am still alive.
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Oh my, a treatment for gonorrhoea makes me question what sort of primary school I attended
What happened to my BA.?
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A joint best answer Anne! Glad you remember the stuff too.
Oral vicks? Ooft. :-)
My Father in Law used to have a small spoon of Vicks Vaporub at night - hardly bears thinking about.
Hope it was washed doon with a wee dram, Mcminty.

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