In this article I’ll tell you why you shouldn’t use gentian violet for vaginal yeast infections. If you need a 100% natural effective and safe solution to a yeast infection, try BoriCap boric acid suppositories.
Gentian violet is known for its potent antibacterial and antifungal qualities. It’s sometimes used as an antiseptic, or to treat athlete’s foot and ringworm. Sometimes it’s still used to treat burn wounds and oral candidiasis, especially in babies. It`s often recommended as a vaginal yeast infection remedy.
I’ve tried it myself and I can tell you that apart from being messy, it’s very effective indeed, it’ll help you get rid of itchiness and other nasty symptoms within minutes, but I was always curious why pharmacies in the UK had stopped selling it and I always had to order gentian violet online.
I looked deeper into how gentian violet can affect our health, and I regretted ever using it! I even removed it from my home remedies section. Here’s why you shouldn’t use gentian violet for yeast infection:
One of the most important things when it comes to fighting vaginal yeast infections is restoring your bacterial balance to boost your defenses and maintain the right pH levels in your vagina. You can try taking one of my favorite probiotic supplements, Garden of Life Women’s probiotics, once a day for a few months or probiotic suppositories, such as Medigyne, once a week as a preventive measure.
If you are currently suffering from a yeast infection and looking for 100% natural treatment, you can use Boric Acid suppositories. If you prefer to get rid of a yeast infection with home remedies, use aloe vera gel to make homemade suppositories.
Although the carcinogenic properties of gentian violet haven’t been studied in humans, the fact that it can cause such havoc in animals makes me believe that you should use it with a lot of caution or not use it at all. Apart from cancer, it can cause very unpleasant and painful skin conditions, so it’s best to keep it away from your mucous membranes, including your vagina.
If you’ve got any questions or comments, or want to share your experiences with gentian violet, please use the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you!
My name is Kams and I'm passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I'll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.