Canadians are advised to stop using products containing gentian violet, an antiseptic dye used to treat fungal infections. Health Canada warns that exposure to these products could increase a person’s risk of cancer.
Products with gentian violet are often used on the nipple of nursing mothers in order to treat oral thrush in babies.
If you have a product containing gentian violet, please return it to a pharmacy for proper disposal. Consult your health care professional if you have any concerns.
For more information, go to Health Canada