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Sweat and tears
by Janet Willhaus - Thursday, March 15, 2012, 3:08 PM
Has anyone ever used the product Graftobian Liquid Pain and Sorrow to simulate tears or perspiration on a manikin or SP? It was mentioned in an article I was reading today and wondered if anyone had any experience with it?
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Re: Sweat and tears
by Judith Baltazar - Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 9:41 PM
Hi Janet,

I never heard of the product Graftobian Liquid, but it sounds like it might be a sticky product. The Chez Moulage Receipe Book recommends glycerine and water applied with a spray bottle such as a mister. The second should be an easy clean up if the effects are the same.
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Re: Sweat and tears
by crystal whitehouse - Thursday, November 8, 2012, 3:07 PM
The glycerin and water in a spritz bottle works great!
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Re: Sweat and tears
by Joyce Gorcyca - Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 5:58 AM
I use the water and glycerin solution. It works well, and I suspect it is also less expensive than the commercial version. Have you tried either method? A comparison might be interesting.
Joyce Gorcyca MSN RN
Lincoln Technical Institute
New Britain, Ct
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Re: Sweat and tears
by Ginny Paul - Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:34 PM
I have never heard of that either. I use Vaseline and then wet my fingers and then "flick" the mannequins face with the water for diaphoresis and it looks pretty real. You can do the same for tears with vaseline and an eye dropper bottle filled with water.

Ginny Paul, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN
St. Mary Corwin Medical Center