i had commented on another thread for someone to use Blu-Kote on their injured rooster. i jokingly mentioned i had offered to use it on my husband's infected toe, but he wouldn't let me. But when ddawn said the gentian violet was an an old home remedy that people used to use, my husband said "Let's do it!". Now, my husband has been suffering from this infected toe for months, he has been on four different rounds of antibiotics. The doctors gave him special stuff to put on his foot every day, he was instructed to soak it every night in warm water and epsom salts - but it just kept coming back and paining him something awful. So, i slathered his toe with the Blu-Kote on two different occasions, and he went to the foot specialist today. The doctor looked at his foot and asked what that purple stuff was. My husband sheepishly said it was a chicken antibiotic, Blu-Kote. The doc perked up and said "Yes, the main ingredient is gentian violet". He went on to say how great the stuff is, antifungal, antibacterial. AND. most importantly, he proclaimed my husband's foot completely healed! Wow, i just wish we would have tried this months ago.