Saturday, September 29, 2007

Magnoplasm

Does anyone else remember Magnoplasm (it draws stuff out eg splinters, pus whatever)? I remember it so fondly from childhood. It was warmed gently on teaspoon and then placed over the wound (which was invariably was a Guiness World record sized splinter - the most tragic case ever - that I wouldn't let anyone operate on - well that's my memory anyway) and in the morning the problem was solved. It always worked.

I thought they had long since stopped making the stuff. So many of the 'tried and trues' make way for more glamorous versions of medications ... sigh. Anyway, one of our residents had a jar. Apparently my face lit up in a strange way when I saw the little tub of magic ;-)

The only thing with this stuff is that it doesn't smell 'grey'. Now I can't explain it anymore than that but my memory nose tells me that Magnoplasm used to smell grey. Now it doesn't smell of anything. Is that important, not really sure.

Anyway, it was a lovely memory moment :-)

11 comments:

Miss K said...

my mother in law uses this and they still sell at the chemist

Gale said...

smile..I dont remember this stuff but my gran had some awful concoction called 'fornax' ive never met anyone else whos heard of it yet alone used it...

Anonymous said...

I'm trying out some Magnoplasm right now on an infected fingernail. Am hoping it will work to get the pus out (sorry -is that too revolting?). It drew out a splinter from deep in my mum's leg recently.

Anonymous said...

I too am trying Magnoplasm out now on a infected fingernail to draw out the pus. Hey Anonymous, did this work for you? am very intersted

Anonymous said...

I too am trying Magnoplasm out now on a infected fingernail to draw out the pus. Hey Anonymous, did this work for you? am very intersted

Anonymous said...

I started using magnoplasm when my daughter had an infected toenail and they put some on it at school. It is a recurring problem that she has had antibiotics for in the past. We put on the magnoplasm, some gauze and then put a bandaid over it to hold it all together - amazing stuff, the next morning the infection was gone!!

Anonymous said...

I just used Magnoplasm on and infected fingernail this week I haven't seen any in chemists for years I've had this tub for about 20 years and it still works. I'd heard they had banned it in Australia, I'll have to have a look when I next go to the chemist. It really is fantastic Much better than using antibiotics unnecessarily

mish said...

i also recently got something stuck in my foot and after digging around to try and prick it out i gave up and went to a chemist and asked for a product which is about 20years old which was called way back when by my mother "black ointment" thats how i got onto magnoplasm. so its good to hear that i have the correct product, i eagerly await the result, enjoy

Mountaingirl said...

Any news yet? (giggle)

Anonymous said...

You can still buy it! I got some today for a shard of glass in my foot! A little pricey - $19.00 per tub!

Mountaingirl said...

That is expensive - especially as the copyright has surely expired! Maybe they can charge a fortune because they know it works and there isn't a real alternative!?