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how long should you use gentin violet ???

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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this is for my daughter ...its been 3 days and her nipples still sting burn when nursing ..so does that mean its not gone ?? she used it about 3 weeks ago and it wasnt cleared upall the way so baby got it back she used it 3 days

 

 

also when she does use it is it everyfeeding on her nipples??

by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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3grls1wildboy
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:27 AM

BUMP!

3grls1wildboy
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM

DOES anyone know ?????

MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM
Look up thrush on kellymom.com. It should have the information on how long to use gv. Both baby and mother should be treated at the same time or the thrush will keep going back and forth between them.
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I used it for 4 days, on both my nipples and baby's mouth, per instructions on kellymom.com, several times a day. Here is Dr Jack Newmann's gv instructions from kellymom: http://www.nbci.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73:using-gentian-violet&catid=5:information&Itemid=17

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mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM
This was also from Kellymom:

Gentian violet (see the information sheet Using Gentian Violet). Actually, the gentian violet can be used along with the APNO from the very first, but it should not be used alone as it is drying and often does not work when used alone. Use once a day for four to seven days. If pain is gone after four days, stop gentian violet. If better, but not gone after four days, continue for seven days. Stop after 7 days no matter what, not because it’s dangerous, but if the gentian violet hasn’t helped in 7 days, it probably won’t. If not better at all after four days of use, stop the gentian violet, continue with the ointment as above and seek good help. Gentian violet comes as a 1% solution in water. It also usually dissolved in 10% alcohol, as gentian violet is not soluble in pure water. This amount of alcohol is negligible, as the baby will only get a drop of gentian violet at each treatment. Apparently some pharmacists will dissolve it in glycerine instead of alcohol, if you wish. Attention US residents: 2% gentian violet, which seems to be the usual concentration found in the US, should not be used. The pharmacist should dilute it to 1% for you.
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Sorry, was offline. Start the protocol over and it cannot be stopped until the thrush is gone.

3grls1wildboy
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

 

what oitment? can u use cocnut oil with gentin voilet??

Quoting mostlymaydays:

This was also from Kellymom:

Gentian violet (see the information sheet Using Gentian Violet). Actually, the gentian violet can be used along with the APNO from the very first, but it should not be used alone as it is drying and often does not work when used alone. Use once a day for four to seven days. If pain is gone after four days, stop gentian violet. If better, but not gone after four days, continue for seven days. Stop after 7 days no matter what, not because it’s dangerous, but if the gentian violet hasn’t helped in 7 days, it probably won’t. If not better at all after four days of use, stop the gentian violet, continue with the ointment as above and seek good help. Gentian violet comes as a 1% solution in water. It also usually dissolved in 10% alcohol, as gentian violet is not soluble in pure water. This amount of alcohol is negligible, as the baby will only get a drop of gentian violet at each treatment. Apparently some pharmacists will dissolve it in glycerine instead of alcohol, if you wish. Attention US residents: 2% gentian violet, which seems to be the usual concentration found in the US, should not be used. The pharmacist should dilute it to 1% for you.


 

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

The ointment is APNO. All purpose nipple ointment. You can find the recipe online. And yes to the coconut oil.

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