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This product was legendary in my family for use as an antiseptic. To this day I have found nothing superior for abrasions and other shallow wounds. Luckily we had ordered several cases which were divided among family after it got hard to find. It may hurt a great deal when applied to a skinned knee for example, but within minutes all pain and soreness would abate. Within days, the wound would heal far faster than it would have left untreated, or using and "modern" antiseptic.