Hi - I have a few questions about the using Gentian Violet...
I started using gentian violet last night and am using Jack Newman's handout (the one found on www.kellymom.com) as a guideline. I'm not using it to treat my son since he's on Diflucan which seems to be working great for him.
I applied the Gentian Violet to my nipples and aerola before bed and let it dry for awhile.
1. Step one says about 10 ml of gentian violet is more than enough for an entire treatment. All I did was dip my Q-tip into the Gentian Violet and coated the nipples but I don't know how much I used. Should I be using more?
This morning I nursed my son.
2. The purple on my nipples started staining my son's lips and tongue - is this normal? I thought it would dry off?
After nursing him I did a vinegar rinse of my nipples and then applied the All Purpose Ointment.
3. The ointment seemed to remove some of the stain. Is this normal?
4. I've read on some websites that I should reapply the Gentian Violet a few times a day when the stain disappers. Should I only do it once a day as recommended by Dr. Newman?
Any help would be appreciated! This is my last resort to be pain free - I've been on Diflucan, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Nystatin, etc etc et...