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    Default Gentian Violet scare

    thanks for the info ladies in my previous post . Went to Jack Newman website and decided to treat for thrush. Well I put the G.Violet on a cotton swab as he says and put it in Nate's mouth, at first his face went like he didn't like the taste but then he went completely limp and pushed out his tongue. This happened in less than 10 seconds. He was breathing but didn't make a sound and it was just not normal if that makes sense. We called 911 and when on the phone he started to cry thank god and when EMS got there he seemed fine.

    We have no idea what happened but I wanted to tell you all in case someone else decides to try Gentian Violet. I know that it is commonly used but it just goes to show you what I should have seen as obvious don't give your child anything without talking to a doctor first. Scared the life out of me.

    As some of you may know Nate is the baby that was born in a car, the EMS over here is going to get to know us at this rate and this boy is going give me a lot of grey hair! 7 weeks and 2 ambulance visits is enough for a lifetime for me.
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    Wow thats crazy, sorry you had to go through that! I am glad your little guy is ok.

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    Did they say what the reaction was, or why?

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    Wow, I've never heard of a reaction like that I used Gentian Violet with my DS back in the day, and it worked like a charm. Very scary!

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    Wow! I hadn't heard of anything like that either.. I'm so glad he's okay!!

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    im so very glad tha the okay!
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    Soooo scary! I too am wondering what could have happened. But as long as your baby is ok...

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    Nate is fine this morning, but tired. Poor little guy they put 4 of these adhesive tabs on him to hook up to their machines and it wore him out taking them off. Just too much for a little one, even in the bath they didn't come off easily. Anyway, he's fine now.

    No they didn't say what the reaction was but the one EMS said it wasn't allergic because he should have had hives? I think he's wrong though, I have a nut allergy and I don't get hives, my throat and tongue swell which makes sense with Nate. I checked the bottle and it's the right kind(1%) so thats the only thing that makes sense to me. I'll be bringing it up at his next doctors appt.
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    Wow scary. I am glad that your LO is ok.


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    Scary, glad to hear he's okay
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    Where did you get the gentian violet? Is it possible that the product was contaminated somehow?


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    WOW! super scary and good to know. Yale still has yet to have his thrush treated. i was tempted to go the route of the genetian violet but decided to hold off. Yale will be admitted back into sick kids probably this tuesday, so I figure I can let them treat it the best way they can... obviously two rounds of nystatin didn't work! I was tempted to treat it on my own when I through I don't want anything that could interact with his meds!

    Glad Nate is okay, but wow that must have been totally scary!
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    Glad he's okay!

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