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Old 12-27-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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I need Gentian Violet :)

So my pharmacist tried to special order some for me and was told that it is no longer manufactured by the company. I find this odd (And so did he, for the record) since its been around for so long.

So my plea is for some one to obtain it for me and send it my way (I don't even know how much it costs so I'd need to know that first).

PLEASE HELP ME!!!! We have very mild thrush and I have been using the GSE and probiotics to try and keep in under control. I just want to kick this thing. Also if you have any tips on Nystatin, that would be helpful too as I have a tube of it from my last baby.

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Old 12-27-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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eBay always has it. We had to special order here too. I have a bottle but I am worried about sending it to you as I have used the contents. But dh did a google search for it. I'm gonna do that for you and post links k? It's normally extremely cheap...
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Wow, thanks, mama! I appreciate that! I'll go look at ebay as well...
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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http://www.americarx.com/Products/12798.html
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I got mine from Walgreens online.
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hey mama, did you try going to Rite Aid or CVS and asking the pharmacist there for it? I've found smaller pharmacies don't always have it but the bigger name ones do... they keep it behind the counter. Might be worth a shot. the sooner you get it into you & baby's systems the better!! GL and thrush stinks....

eta: And for the Nystatin- use it at every diaper change and put a good coating of a high- zinc-oxide-content cream (Boudreauxs, Triple Paste or Burts Bees) over it. Do this at each change because yeast multiplies itself very quickly, and it's safe to use it that often. Also, rinse your ipples off with a vinegar and water solution before/after every feed, and apply the nystatin to yourself as well. it is OK if it gets in baby's mouth. Nystatin doesn't help the thrush that is in the gut as well as gentian violet does, but it should help the outer diaper rash and if you have it on your nips it will help keep it at bay until you get the GV.
Can you tell we've been down this road?? it took us about 3-4 weeks to get rid of it, including two rounds of diflucan for me. I'll never forget it.
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Let the sunshine....Let the sunshine in....The Suuuunnnshine in <singing> (Anybody here remember that song besides me?)

Ok...anyway, the sun will help kill the yeast too. So if you have a window that gets direct sunlight or you are able to sit somewhere outside (not sure where you're located) and get sun....then sun your boobies and baby's heiny. In conjunction with whatever else you are doing.

Yes, the GV will clear it up so fast you'll be amazed. I got mine at the Pharmacy counter at WalFart and the ding-dongs behind the counter had no idea what I was talking about and asked everyone but the oldest lady back there. When they turned around and said we don't carry it, she got her moment to shine. The older woman said, "It's a natural remedy for thrush and we DO carry it. It's right here." Cost me like a $1.29 or something.

If you are not having luck finding it elsewhere or don't want to buy it online, PM me and I'll go buy a bottle for you and send it to you.
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I wish I had subsribed to this thread. I did get my GV from Ebay - all the name brand stores said it wasn't manufactured anymore...stupids.

Thank you for all of the tips.

So lemme get this straight. I have Nystatin and GV. I paint my nips with the GV and feed her (1 or 2 times a day??? GV, not feeding her ). I apply Nystatin to diaper area and nips between feedings. Sunshine, vinegar, butt paste. Anything else I should know? It really was not as quick spreading as I thought it would be. Some days, she *almost* didn't seem to have it (she so does though). Anyway, it is worse now and the only reason I haven't started treating it this second is I don't want to have to go buy sposies. Ugh. Gah. Oh well...
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please tell me what to do with the GV!!!!! I'm ready to use it, but don't know how...
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