Green polka dot chicken pox cure!
July 24, 2008 8:20 AM Subscribe
Help me figure out what was the green stuff, "zelionka," that was used on me as a kid when I had the Chicken Pox in Russia!
posted by KateHasQuestions to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In Soviet Russia, Chicken Pox has you. Just kidding. OK, now seriously..
Don't know what made me think of this today, but it's really bugging me. In Russia, anyone who got the chicken pox, or any other cut or scrape, would get this bright green liquid put on the wound, it's called "zelyonka" in Russian, which just means "green stuff" more or less. It stung like hell. I'm assuming it's some kind of antiseptic, and it worked really well against chicken pox. Is there any equivalent of it in the US? Does anyone know what the active ingredient was, or what the drug is called, other than "green stuff"?
Yea, imagine all the russian kids running around with green polka dots on their skin (the stuff doesn't wash off right away). Silly. But it worked. So what was it?