Christel Holland is the mother of two young
kids and has experienced most of the ups and
downs a parent can face when raising newborns.
When Holland’s 3-year-old daughter was younger,
Holland noticed that there was a thick white
substance coating her tongue and mouth.
The condition is called oral thrush, a fairly common
occurrence for babies with less mature immune systems
or babies who have been exposed to a contaminated pacifier.
Gentian Violet is the anti-fungal medicine typically
prescribed for oral thrush that has a violet color that
can sometimes temporarily stain the baby’s mouth purple.
When Holland’s 1-year-old son
started experiencing the familiar
symptoms, she knew exactly what to do.
"I needed to get the violet medicine as soon
as possible because thrush can be a pretty
big pain to get rid of,” Holland told BuzzFeed.
Holland consequently posted a TikTok comparing
a “throwback” to her daughter’s experience with
Gentian Violet and her son’s current experience.
Except, instead of explaining the
medication to non-moms, Holland joked
that both of her kids ate purple Sharpies.
“Uhm so how about GO TO THE ER not
take a video!!!!!” one person commented.
A lot of people backed Holland up, explaining that
parents knew what it was and that it was a joke —
which didn’t deter people from still expressing concern.
“It’s so weird what people will do for fame,”
a user commented on the BuzzFeed article