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Condition: Other
2/17/2010 7:22:48 PM

Reviewer: Female (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My aunt who is diabetic has an infection on her big toe. If the wound center at her hospital can not get the infection to heal, She will have to have the toe removed. Will gentian violet work for this problem?

Condition: Other
9/26/2009 8:40:14 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My family used this drug for minor cuts and abrasions since the 1960's. My favorite use was for the sores during chicken pox. Mom experimented when I got the disease and covered only half of my spots. The treated spots didn't scar. When my brother got chicken pox, she covered all of his spots. Results: I have some scars from the untreated spots, my brother doesn't have any.... I m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/8/2009 9:14:30 PM

Reviewer: ellenpop, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Gentian Violet has been a miracle-worker for stubborn thrush inside my 1 month old daughter's mouth and on my nipples since I breastfeed. We were prescribed Nystatin that needed to be administered 4 times a day for 2 weeks. Not only did it make a complete mess, it didn't work. After only 2 treatments of the gentian violet, I no longer have the stabbing pain in my breasts and she doesn&# ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/26/2009 9:14:49 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Other
10/12/2008 10:02:25 AM

Reviewer: painted purple, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My mother (82yr) on Oxygen due to COPD. She often has irritation below her nostrils and sores just inside her nose due to the cannula. Her doctors would not suggest ointment,etc because of the petroluem. I remembered using gentian violet for sore mouth with my children. I painted the areas and within a few days the areas began to heal. She often gets a second look from folks but it is worth it ... Show Full Comment

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