How To Use Gentian Violet For Oral Thrush In Babies

Curing thrush with gentian violet

How To Use Gentian Violet For Oral Thrush In Babies

  • Use a clean Q-tip to apply the solution to your nipples and areola. Let the area dry.
  • Nurse your baby like you usually do.
  • At the end of the session, check to see that the area is still covered with gentian violet. If not, apply a little more.
  • Repeat the treatment twice a day for 3 to 4 days. You should see an improvement within hours.

What Is Best Cure For Thrush Besides Gentian Violet?

Lemon juice is thought to have antiseptic and antifungal abilities that help it fight against the fungus that causes thrush. According to a small 2009 study, lemon juice was found to be a more effective treatment for oral thrush than gentian violet among people with HIV.

What Are The Medicinal Uses Of Gentian Violet?

Gentian violet belongs to the group of medicines called antifungals. Topical gentian violet is used to treat some types of fungus infections inside the mouth (thrush) and of the skin. Gentian violet is available without a prescription. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do.

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Does Gentian Violet Cure Impetigo?

The word impetigo is the generic Latin word for ‘skin eruption’, and it stems from the verb impetere ‘to attack’ (as in impetus ). Before the discovery of antibiotics, the disease was treated with an application of the antiseptic gentian violet, which was an effective treatment.

Will Gentian Violet Stain Teeth?

For Oral Thrush: "Medication will stain your teeth (for a month), your tongue (for a week after you finish). I recommend putting down a piece of cardboard over your sink. Gentian violet will permanently stain tiles. Apply vasoline around mouth and on lips otherwise you will appear to be wearing blue lipstick.