Use of Gentian Violet in Patients with Yeast Infection



A traditional remedy for yeast and other infection, the gentian violet is a dye used as a biological stain.  In medicine it applied as a bactericide, fungicide, and anthelmintic.  If you have never tried using one in biology class, it is of dark green or greenish mixture.  This medication can be used breastfeeding thrush.  Pediatrician William Sears, however, advises that gentian violet should be employed in moderation.  Large quantities of it can cause mouth and throat ulcerations in nursing babies.  It has been associated to mouth cancer to humans as well as cancer in the digestive tract of animals.

Gentian violet is the primary agent used in the Gram stain test.  It is also used by hospitals for treating serious burns and other skin or gum injuries.  This antifungal agent is prepared as weak solution water.  It is then painted on the skin or gums as a prevention of fungal infection.  In the United States of America, gentian violet does not need prescription from the doctor, yet it is hard to find in drug stores.  For vaginal application, tampons are treated with gentian violet before being inserted that way you can cure this cumbersome condition and save yourself from further discomfort.

Gentian violet is named after its color, the petal of a gentian flower, though it is not made from violets itself.  Gentian violet is also known by its other names, Andergon, Axuris, Aniline violet, Basic Violet 3, Badil, Gentiaverm, Meroxyl, Brilliant Violet 58, Hexamethyl-p-rosaniline chloride, Methylrosanilide chloride, Meroxylan, Methyl Violet 10BNS, Vianin, Pyoktanin, Viola Crystallina, and Viocid.

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Yeast infection in Babies

Because even babies can also have yeast infections especially in the mouth area, gentian violet can be used as treatment but with more precautionary measures or as directed by the physician. Thrush or yeast infection in the mouth is a condition that is brought about by Candida albicans, a fungus that lives on moist areas like the mouth and the vagina. Candida is responsible for many vaginal yeast infections in men and women. Babies from three to four weeks of age are susceptible to the infection and only begin to get immunity as they grow older. Being infected by thrush may be one of the symptoms of a weak immune system so sometimes babies can also get the infection through their mothers who are low on body resistance during her pregnancy period.

Mouth Infection

Babies are also introduced to yeast infections because of the use of feeding bottles that have rubber nipples. If these feeding materials are not handled with care, it may allow the growth of yeast in them and infect the mouth of the babies once it gets contact with the mouth. Mouth ulceration can result from thrush although most of the times only mild cases of yeast infection happen in the mouths of the babies. Medical advice needs to be sought before the use of gentian violet as treatment. Although the use of gentian violet is common on older persons when used on babies it should be along with anti-histamines to avoid allergic reactions.

Gentian Remedies for Babies



A sure way to help babies get rid of yeast infection is by letting him drink half an ounce of lukewarm distilled water and suck on cotton treated with mild application of gentian violet after being given milk. It is necessary to wash the milk from the mouth so that there is a lesser chance of fungus settling in. The juice of gentian violet mixed with a water solution is supposed to cure the infection easily with repetitive application. However, be aware that too much use of gentian violet on babies can also produce more sores in their mouth. For more practical application you can use cotton buds dipped with the gentian violet and apply directly to the babies’ sores. Make sure also that your nipples are treated with it if you notice that sores are there. If this remedy would not work you better consult your pediatrician about it.