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- Antifungal, weak antiseptic, drying agent
- Oropharyngeal candidiasis, mammary candidiasis in nursing mothers
- Certain wet skin lesions (impetigo, dermatophytosis oozing lesions)
Forms and strengths
- Powder to be dissolved
- Dissolve 2.5 g of powder (= one half-teaspoon) in 1 litre of clear water (boiled a few minutes and cooled) to obtain a 0.25% solution.
- Shake well and leave to settle. Pour carefully into another bottle to eliminate any possible sediment.
- Before preparation, carefully wash both the bottle for dilution and the storage bottle with hot water and leave to dry.
- One application 2 times daily for a few days
Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions
- Do not apply to wounds or ulcerations.
- Do not apply to the face or genital mucous membranes.
- May cause:
- irritation, ulcerations, allergic reactions;
- persistent staining of the skin.
- The solution should not be swallowed.
- The use of cooking oil or vaseline around lips before swabbing can limit the risk of skin coloration.
- Stop treatment in the event of allergic reactions or if new ulcerations develop.
- In the event of product entering the eye, rinse with plenty of water.
- Avoid contact with clothes (causes permanent staining of fabrics).
- Gentian violet is no longer included in the WHO list of essential medicines.
- Powder to be dissolved: unlimited
- Diluted solution: maximum 1 week