A topical antibacterial and antifungal agent (antiseptic) for the external treatment of:
Gentian Violet is an antiseptic for external use on sores, blisters or minor cuts
Can be used to treat fungal infections of the skin
Stains purple that is difficult to remove
This is an excellent product to prevent infection on minor cuts and scrapes
In foot care this is applied to the skin between the toes when moisture creates fissures and white areas (maceration).
It is also used for athlete's foot between toes. For this use, apply to affected areas one time per week. Seek advice from your podiatrist for this problem.
It is used to treat superficial Candida infections of the skin and vagina. It is also effective against some superficial bacterial infections such as those caused by Staphylococcus.
Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not applied to ulcerative lesions of the face.
adverse effect Permanent discoloration of the skin may occur after topical exposure.
Using a cotton swab, apply enough gentian violet to cover only the affected area.
If you are applying this medicine to affected areas in the mouth, avoid swallowing any of the medicine.
If you are using this medicine in a child's mouth, make sure you understand exactly how to apply it so that it is not swallowed. If you have any questions about this, check with your health care professional.
Do not apply an occlusive dressing (airtight covering, such as kitchen plastic wrap) over this medicine. It may cause irritation of the skin.
Gentian violet will stain the skin and clothing. Avoid getting the medicine on your clothes.
In case of deep puncture wounds or serious burns, consult a doctor.
If redness, irritation, swelling or pain persists or increases, or if infection, rash or irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a doctor.
In case of accidental ingestion, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Product will stain skin and clothing.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
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