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What Is Gentian Violet Used For
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
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?
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?
infection diagnosed as yeast. Std tests negative.Used gentian violet and whenwashed it off meatus had yellow infection. Picture here imgur.com/hFBHiti
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
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
No: No, topical medications have low success rates. However they are cheap with little risks. For someone with liver disease, you may want to try laser treatment (fyi I do not have any financial relationships with these treatments). Lasers studies have show success with effective treatment and sometimes cure rates but they are very expensive and no insurance company cover them. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers