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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2013
Item Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
I haven't used this specific product but I felt obligated to share my store, back in my early 20s I was constantly getting vaginal yeast infections, I would treat for 10 days the standard back then, be "curred" for maybe a month and then back to the Dr.'s office (back then Monistat and Lotrimin were not OTC). I eventually developed an allergy to Monistat and was left with Lotrimin to treat. During my 4th GYN visit in 5 months, the Dr prescribed lotrimin again, after the he left the room, the nurse rolled her eyes at me, and said she would prescribe some Gentian Violet Tampons, a few minutes later she came back with a script. I picked up the tampons they were definitely dark bright purple. I used for 7 days and didn't have another yeast infection for years!! I went from 4 to 8 per year to nothing for the next 6 or more years. My recommend if you suffer from chronic vaginal infections, give it a try. Dip the tip of a tampon in the solution insert for overnight. Do this for 7 days. My thanks to that nurse long ago (and all other nurses) who finally really helped me!!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2012
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I bought this as a treatment for thrush, for which it worked perfectly. One course of GV + acidophilus tablets, and my thrush was gone as quickly as it began.

When I read the other reviews about how messy it is, I was thinking, "Oh, I'm super careful I won't have a problem." Well... I WAS super careful -- baby naked except for a diaper, towel underneath us, had my nursing pads ready, bib on the nightstand for any spills, Vaseline on my son's face so it wouldn't soak in... and it still ended up everywhere. I had to scrub my sink with bleach to get the purple out, and somehow I have bluish purple spots on the bathroom cabinet, on the sink in the other bathroom -- NOT the one I used this stuff in -- in the kitchen, on the carpet, and our even our FRONT DOOR. No idea how that happened... I guess I got it on my fingers. The bottom line is, even if you are as careful as possible, be prepared to get a little messy. It does work though!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2013
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I tried prescription and other natural treatments for thrush. Nothing worked except gentian violet (GV). It IS messy. I was really, REALLY careful, and it still got everywhere. Here are some tips for use:

Many mothers prefer doing the treatment just before bed. The baby should be undressed to his/her diaper, and the mother should be uncovered from the waist up.

Rub some coconut oil/olive oil/ointment onto the baby’s cheeks and around his/her mouth before applying GV.

Dip a clean q-tip in the GV.

Paint one nipple and areola and let dry for a few seconds.

Put the baby to the breast. In this way, both the baby's mouth and the nipple are treated.

When baby is finished on that side, touch up the GV if necessary, place a breast pad over top, and cover up that side.

Repeat for the other side.

If, at the end of the feeding, you have a baby with a purple mouth, and two purple nipples, there is nothing more to do. If only one nipple is purple, paint the other one with the ear swab and the GV. In this way, the treatment is finished in one go.

A cotton pad can then be used to wipe the excess gentian violet from baby’s face. Staining typically disappears from skin within 24 hrs.

Repeat each day for up to a week, if symptoms seem to be decreasing.

Try a black sleep/nursing bra to hide stains. After treatment, dress baby in old pajamas or play clothes that can be stained, as the GV will rub off on clothing, if they drool or suck on the sleeves/feet. For sleep, use an old sheet that can be stained, as drool will stain bedding. Staining on clothing or bedding will need to be removed by washing and will likely require bleach.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2011
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Used this for my infant's oral thrush. Followed directions I found online, and it worked pretty well. Shipped and delivered quickly.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
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My son and I had a case of thrush from breast feeding that we couldn't get rid of. We used a medication from the doctor for 2 weeks and it didn't work. This Gentian Violet cleared the thrush in about 2 or 3 days. I applied it in my sons mouth and on my breast at bedtime with a q-tip and it cleared in no time. This stuff is messy but works.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2014
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LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can't express how happy I am with this purchase. It has the potential to be quite messy, but it cleared up my son's thrush in a hurry. It only took a day for him to start feeling better, and three days for all of the sores in his mouth to be gone. So much better than getting a prescribed "cure" that half the time doesn't even work.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2011
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First, I must say the seller of this product was amazing. It was a day late and they were so nice in letting me know it is on its way and communicated with me a number of times via e-mail. This did work for my baby and cleared up the yeast. I used very little and dabbed it on a q-tip and rubbed it on her cheecks and tongue. It can also be used on nipples as well. The 1% solution is perfect since it does not need to be diluted further before use.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2014
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Me and my daughter both had thrush (breastfeeding) her doctor prescribed nystatin oral solution for 14 days and it actually made her thrush worse because its full of sugar and yeast feeds off of sugar, so after researching and reading reviews about gentian violet I decided to try it, I used 1 part gentian and 1 part water, dipped a q-tip in it and let my LO suck on the q-tip, the next day her yeast was 50% gone and day 2 it was %100 gone!! This stuff is awesome!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2013
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my 57 year old son uses Gentian Violet on his MRSA sores. It dries them up, and sucks the white stuff out. Even the doctors are amazed, but don't promote self-treatment.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2013
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I bought this product to put a few drops in my shampoo/conditioner, because it eliminates the yellow-ness in blonde dyed hair - it works great!!
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