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I'm using gentian violet for thrush. How often should I use this a day and for how long?

I'm using gentian violet for thrush. How often should I use this a day and for how long?

Azole cream better: Gentian violet is an old fashioned, messy, and not very effective treatment for vaginal yeast (thrush) infections. If not professionally diagnosed, see a doctor. If you've had yeast before and symptoms are typical, try an over-the-counter yeast cream; look for active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, teraconazole, etc). Any of these will be more effective and faster than gentian violet. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Is Gentian Violet safe to use as an alternative hair dye? Pros and cons? Possibility of reaction?

Is Gentian Violet safe to use as an alternative hair dye? Pros and cons? Possibility of reaction?

Safe not practical: Gentian violet is commonly used in the mouths of small children, so it should certainly be safe on the scalp. However it stains everything it touches, so there are far more practical options for hair dyeing. ...Read more

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I wanna ask about using half strength magenta paint for eczema is it similar to gentian violet or it differes and how isit appied and is ut usefu?

I wanna ask about using half strength magenta paint for eczema is it similar to gentian violet or it differes and how isit appied and is ut usefu?

Use modern medicines: Primary care doctors, allergists, and dermatologists have many modern eczema treatments that are safe and effective. Trying magenta dyes on one's skin is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What is gentian violet?

What is gentian violet?

Antifungal Medicine: Gentian violet is a non-prescription medication that is very safe and effective against thrush. It is also a very bright purple, hence the name, and can stain clothing and furniture. ...Read more

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What is gentian violet used for?

What is gentian violet used for?

Gram Stain: Used to stain bacteria and look at them under the microscope to determine if they are gram negative or gram positive. ...Read more

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Do gentian violet react with Hydrogen Peroxide? I first put some gentian violet on my wound and I wanna wash it by hydrogen peroxide. Is that ok?

Do gentian violet react with Hydrogen Peroxide? I first put some gentian violet on my wound and I wanna wash it by hydrogen peroxide. Is that ok?

No: Neither of these should be applied to a wound. Details matter. What kind of wound? Where? How deep? Caused by what? Clean or contaminated? Most wounds do best by washing with water, then keeping lubricated. ...Read more

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Was swabbed vaginally with gentian violet and hours later am experiencing burning- fairly extreme with urination. Is this normal?

Was swabbed vaginally with gentian violet and hours later am experiencing burning- fairly extreme with urination. Is this normal?

See answer: Gentian violet is an antiseptic dye used to treat vaginal yeast infections. Some people are overly sensitive to it and develop redness, swelling, pain, and sometimes bleeding. The urethra is especially sensitive to gentian violet. If your symptoms do not improve or worsen over next 24hrs, you should contact your treating md. ...Read more

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Will gentian violet work on nail fungus?

Will gentian violet work on nail fungus?

Yes, but: It could work, but there are so many other products that are easier to use. Gentian violet can be very messy and will stain any it touches. I would recommend anything over the counter at the pharmacy over gentian violet. ...Read more

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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

1 week: Application of gentian violet for a week should do a job if you can bear with some messiness. I have noticed that other oral lesions have been mistaken as thrush by general public. ...Read more

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I have had painless white stuff on back of tongue and swollen taste buds for a few months. I think it is thrush. Will gentian violet cure this?

I have had painless white stuff on back of tongue and swollen taste buds for a few months. I think it is thrush. Will gentian violet cure this?

See a doctor: You also asked about gential violet for vaginal yeast infection. See my reply to that question. Oral thrush is uncommon in otherwise healthy persons. "Painless white stuff" usually isn't yeast (thrush), just a garden variety "coated tongue", which can occur with colds and any number of minor health issues. Don't use GV, which isn't recommended for oral treatment. See a doctor for both problems. ...Read more

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I'm 25 years old and have a 4 week old baby that was diagnosed with thrush. We were both treated with nystain. Would it be okay to use gentian violet?

I'm 25 years old and have a 4 week old baby that was diagnosed with thrush. We were both treated with nystain. Would it be okay to use gentian violet?

Not a good choice: This stuff stain everything it comes in contact and is difficult if at all possible to get out of clothing, surfaces. I had one parent treated kid end up at urgent care because the throat swelled and breathing became difficult as an odd reaction to the stuff. It is effective, but I never recommend it after all the trouble I've seen it cause. ...Read more

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Infection diagnosed as yeast. Std tests negative. Used gentian violet and whenwashed it off meatus had yellow infection. Picture here imgur. Com/hFBHiti

Infection diagnosed as yeast. Std tests negative. Used gentian violet and whenwashed it off meatus had yellow infection. Picture here imgur. Com/hFBHiti

If you are: Looking for diagnostic information and to upload photograph - then you may wish to use HealthTap Concierge or Prime instead of medical education portion of site. Take care. ...Read more

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Perineal radiation burn skin is comin off&burns a lot anus pains too while excretion. What is d best way to cure it? It is area between buttocks. Not cured wd gentian violet&lysine hydrochloride cream.

Perineal radiation burn skin is comin off&burns a lot anus pains too while excretion. What is d best way to cure it? It is area between buttocks. Not cured wd gentian violet&lysine hydrochloride cream.

Protect to heal: Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop intense activity for a while and see. A thin hydrocolloid dressing (ex. Duoderm) applied to each side 2-3 x/wk) prevents friction and promotes healing. ...Read more

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How often and for how long can you use gentian violet for thrush in the mouth? I'm a 50 yr old female. I've had nystatin, diflucan (fluconazole) and Clotrimazole

How often and for how long can you use gentian violet for thrush in the mouth? I'm a 50 yr old female. I've had nystatin, diflucan (fluconazole) and Clotrimazole

Oral yeast?: You can use it as often as you like; no harm will come. But why use a not very effective and unpleasant treatment when other effective treatments are available? Also confirm the diagnosis. Oral yeast infection (thrush) is different from coated tongue, for example. If you are ohterwise healthy, oral yeast infections are unlikely. Discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Per dr. I'm 30w pregnant, using gentian violet for yeast infection on nipples as well as Monistat 7 cream internally and on nipples. Your pro opinion?

Gentian violet/monis: Although gentian violet is effective locally for yeast and has been used in babies for thrush in the past before we had better alternatives, it is a little messy and makes a little coloured mess and can stain the clothes. You are usin Monistat lacally which is more effective and can be used on nipples and in vagina as well.
That is my honest opinion. ...Read more

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How do people get ringworm?

How do people get ringworm?

Fungus: It is caused by a fungus that gets into the top layers of skin. It is not a systemic infection, it is just in the skin. The offending types of fungi are found in the soil, on pets, and on other people, just to name a few! ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

Varies: But as the name suggests, it is often in round lesions. The patches are typically scaly or bumpy, often with central clearing. They may be itchy. They may be pink or may be more or less flesh-colored. See your doctor if you are not certain. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

Which part: Like this if on arm. In the head it looks a bit different. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

Scaly and itchy rash: Often confused with dry skin or eczema, ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, contracted from contact with something or someone contaminated with it. It appears as a round or oval patch of dry scaly skin, slightly raised above the skin level. It has a well defined border, and can be itchy, additional areas of rash can spread from the initial. It is properly treated with antifungal cream. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

What does ringworm look like?

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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How can people catch ringworm?

How can people catch ringworm?

Contact: You closely contact with people with ringworm or his/her clothings, shoes, socks, etc. ...Read more

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How does one contract ringworm?

How does one contract ringworm?

Physical contact: Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment. See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get ringworm from my pet?

Can I get ringworm from my pet?

Yes: It is possible to get ringworm (tinea corporis) from both humans and household pets, depending on who has the fungus. Tinea is contagious, but not super contagious to healthy people, so it is hard to predict how much contact with a person or animal it takes for one to get a rash. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat ringworm?

What can I do to treat ringworm?

See the doctor!: Rash has to be looked at and if it is ringworm your baby's doctor will prescribe anti fungal cream ...Read more

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What can I do to manage ringworm?

Week or 2 of otc med: Depending on the site, most ringworm will respond to otc anti-fungals that are applied to the area 2x daily with clearing expected within 2wks. If in the scalp, a dr's visit for confirmation & initiation of oral anti-fungal agent is often necessary because the infection is deep in the hair root, well below the reach of topical agennts. ...Read more

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Can you use compound W on ringworm?

Compound W: You CAN put Compound W on anything. You can even put it on your dog, or your car, or try to use it to clean glassware.
BUT DON'T!!
It is for warts and should only be used for warts! ...Read more

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How do you know when ringworm is gone?

How do you know when ringworm is gone?

Rash is gone: Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. ...Read more

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How can you know when ringworm is gone?

How can you know when ringworm is gone?

Rash resolves: There is no scaling or redness and the itching should be gone. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my ringworm is healed?

How can I tell if my ringworm is healed?

See a dermatologist: In office testing can usually identify any residual fungus. If persistent, may need oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Treated ringworm, will it worsen if I tan?

Treated ringworm, will it worsen if I tan?

Yes: The areas where you had ringworm will not tan the same as the rest of your skin. Use a sunscreen this season. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more