Since Sept 09, I have used the azole antifungals
on this suspected candida fungus on skin.
[miconazole, clotrimazole, ketaconazol]
They seem to have NO effect.
Merck Manual states: "Candidiasis that
does not respond to
antifungal creams and liquids may be
treated with gentian violet."
Ihave tried painting with gentian violet in months
past.. with little result. Tried again yesterday..
full strength [that i use for staining slides]
on fungal generated lesions..thick coat.
Appx 14 hours later..I check on the
GV coated craters..to find..fresh
new [white} fungals growing..in just about all
of the 2 dozen or so lesions what were covered
in the "candida killing" GV goo.
actual length of fiber appx 8 mm in height. clearly visible
with good lighting. Magnification appx 30X.
?? Gentian violet is known as a reliable candida killer.
Does it only kill the yeast form? If these filaments are
candida in its fungal form, they seem to be quite immune to