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Germaline.

Postby allgram » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:13 pm

Hello, can anyone tell me if it is possible to buy old fashioned Germaline, or is there a Spanish equivalent of it?

Thank you,

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Re: Germaline.

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:45 pm

It's a very old product containing Phenol, the stuff you find in Carbolic Soap.
I think it is still produced but there are loads of more up to date antiseptic products on the market.

I am sure you know "Savlon" - which has the active ingredient "Cetrimide". It is used extensively in the UK in hospitals and is bound to be available in Spain in generic form either as a liquid or cream - powder even.

Ask the chemist for something containing Cetrimida.

Incidentally it is one of the few "human" antiseptics you can safely use on animals.

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Re: Germaline.

Postby BENIDORM » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:30 pm

May I just point out that I'm sure that the correct spelling for this product is 'Germolene', now I only advise this because if you have the correct spelling it may be easier to find.
So I think that you mean the old fashioned pink gluggy type ointment that smelt healthy and cured you quickly.?
We still have a part used tin that's probably about 20 years out of date, but I'm keeping it until it becomes a real collectable. :lol:
I also have, in my old tin collection a circa 1930's Germolene very rusty tin and an old bottle of Veno's cough mixture . :oops:

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Re: Germaline.

Postby Mowser » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:52 pm

I bought a tube of sting relief ointment with Cetrimida in it. It may have been at the parafarmacia or the droguería. It smells like germolene.
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Re: Germaline.

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:29 pm

BENIDORM wrote:
I also have, in my old tin collection a circa 1930's Germolene very rusty tin and an old bottle of Veno's cough mixture .
Veno was the man that invented Germoline!

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Re: Germaline.

Postby Nimrod » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:46 am

El Cid wrote:
BENIDORM wrote:
I also have, in my old tin collection a circa 1930's Germolene very rusty tin and an old bottle of Veno's cough mixture .
Veno was the man that invented Germoline!

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Re: Germaline.

Postby allgram » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:53 am

Sorry about the "germoline" spelling, but out of 5 replies only 2 serious answers.
I give up.
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Re: Germaline.

Postby BENIDORM » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:13 am

Allgram,
I've asked around for you and I'm advised that most have bought it from UK or ordered it from such as Amazon, I think I've seen it on sale in some of the smaller Brit shops, , maybe worth a try.

Hope this helps,

Regards,
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ps. I wasn't trying to be a spelling policeman, just trying to confirm that the product was the one that I thought it was. :wave:

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Re: Germaline.

Postby IreneD » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:32 am

The Brit shop in Puente don Manuel offer to get stuff from the U.K. for customers, that's a bit far from you I suppose but possibly other Brit shops would also offer that service, might be worth asking.

You could try this new place http://www.nerjanow.com/best-of-british/
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Re: Germaline.

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:37 am

My OH asked for TCP ointment in a major pharmacy chain in the UK, to be told in a very superior manner that no such thing had ever existed.....as she had a tube here in Spain (confirmed on her return) it merely supported my belief that one should never believe anything that anyone ever tells you - unless it is Beachcomber or El Cid of course!
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Re: Germaline.

Postby Nimrod » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:56 am

Have a day out in Gib,get the coach.
Boots and Morrisons will most like have it
And don't be so grumpy!
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Re: Germaline.

Postby Chunky Monky » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:58 am

Years ago I had access to an American PX in Germany. I thought I would try a tin of root beer as I had seen it mentioned numerous times on American TV programs. On opening it was a greenish frothy product and it tasted exactly like GERMOLENE! :thumbdown:

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Re: Germaline.

Postby Free at Last » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:10 pm

Chunky Monky wrote:Years ago I had access to an American PX in Germany. I thought I would try a tin of root beer as I had seen it mentioned numerous times on American TV programs. On opening it was a greenish frothy product and it tasted exactly like GERMOLENE! :thumbdown:
I always wondered who those warnings on tubes of ointment, etc. saying "for external use only" were aimed at - now I know! :lol:

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Re: Germaline.

Postby El Cid » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:23 pm

Amazon UK sells it. There are quite a few suppliers that they use and some will ship to Spain.

Here's one http://goo.gl/YREtZM

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Re: Germaline.

Postby allgram » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:11 am

Thank you El Cid and everyone who gave a sensible answer, it's the internet for me /us then.
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Re: Germaline.

Postby crazyred » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:59 pm

I've never used the stuff personally. We wash every wound well in water and apply diluted Hydrogen Peroxide or Aloe Vera. If it needs cleaning again, I use a saline solution. I have 2 very active, accident prone boys who have never had an infected wound and always heal very quickly :)

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Re: Germaline.

Postby rafiki » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:13 pm

El Cid wrote:Amazon UK sells it. There are quite a few suppliers that they use and some will ship to Spain.

Here's one http://goo.gl/YREtZM

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Amazon.es too.
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