Bleach is very good at killing the fungus that is causing the problem. Simply dab the affected are with a cotton ball that has been mistuned with bleach twice a day. The bleach should not burn you, however do look for any allergic reaction. Reports are that the ringworm will be gone in as quick as 2 days.
The following was sent in by Nick
You decide on the strength of the bleach you use. You need to be responsible. Below are some guidelines
Fast treatment (1-2 Days) 100% Bleach -
Burning - Scars
Normal Treatment (3-6 Days) - 2 Cups Water - 1/3 Cup Bleach
Safe, Slow Treatment (1 Week+) - 3 Cups
Water - 1/3 Cup Bleach
***APPLY EVER FOUR (4) HOURS***
it works!!! Comments By: anon on 2004-09-17
I couldn't believe how good this worked. I've been dealing with this sh-t for years - get rid of it - back it comes - then months later it finally goes after prescription creams or home remidies. I thought I had a regimen that worked with peroxide and then tea tree oil and a low carb diet. I
realize now that it took months to get rid of it because it was just my body finding a way.
It came back on my neck and I started treating it right away and IT STILL WAS SPREADING. So I went to the web, found your site and started the bleach treatment. It was almost completely gone in 2 days! It is
obviously working. Slight burning when I put on the bleach but very manageable.
Thank you a million times
ring worm Comments By: Anon on 2004-10-01
i dont know about all this... it burns a alittle ill write back and say how it goes...o wait it is burning alot
question Comments By: mark on 2004-11-02
Do you put the bleach on and leave it on for a couple of mins or do u wash it off fast?
TipKing Says: As with all tips sent into TipKing, trial and error is the
i have judt done it Comments By: anon on 2005-01-13
i have just applied the bleach to my forehead and its a slight burining sensation but quite satisfying as it feels like its killing the fungus. i will check back to inform on how it goes.
Itchy neck & scalp Comments By: Weda on 2005-01-16
Just tried dabbing bleach with cotton on my neck and scalp. Feels a little less itchy. I will try anything to make this stop!!!
It works well Comments By: Anon on 2005-01-16
After only one time it pretty much killed my ringworm, but I think I put on To much because it started to spread so I was trying to stop it, So I sort of burnt a portion of my face by using to much. Other wise it works great.
It works Comments By: Kay on 2005-01-24
I fought ringworms all through highschool. The kids I baby sat had them all the time, so I got them. I would put bleach on a bandaid and put it on there...I don't recommend this to anyone because it left a scar. But I so dislike the thought of a ringworm that I did it. It usually only took 3
days Max for it to be gone.you can rinse it off..but you have to leave it on there for at least a minute so it can start working.
let see and find out Comments By: TASHEEN on 2005-03-24
IVE BEEN PANICKING ABOUT RINGWORM ON MY FACE SO ILL TRY ANYTHING. BUT I HEARD THIS BLEACH THING REALLY WPORKS SO WE WILL SEE/ OH BY THE WAY HOW LONG DOES THE BLEACH HAVE TO STAY ON!!!!!!!!!!!
says: As with all the tips, trial and error are the key, try a few seconds to start with and then wait a day. That way you can prevent any burning or allergic reactions
Red Spot Comments By: wtamu_cowgirl on 2005-04-21
I tried this bleachin treatment and now where i had put the bleach is all red... is that an allergic reaction or what? Do i need to go see the doctor about it?
TipKing says: You must always see the
doctor if you are concerned about your health in any way. Never rely on the tips and hints on this site or any other!
Treating ring worm on a 2 year old with bleach. Comments By: Danielle on 2006-02-18
How much bleach should i mix with water to put on my 2 year olds ring worm?
TipKing says: You must seek proper medical advice before using any of these tips on a
worried Comments By: shelly on 2006-05-02
question:my ringworm keeps coming back after i tried applying whitfield's ointment to it. im thinking something is wrong in my body. i'd like to know why they keep coming back.
TipKing says: You need
to speak to a doctor.
i tried bleach Comments By: shelly on 2006-05-03
i tried the bleach and it seems to be workin...i have one question though...if a person has diabetes would that be the cause of recurring ringworms?
trying Comments By: amilee on 2006-06-06
i got ring worms recently and im trying the bleach thing....how long im suppose to leave it on....and how many times a day do i applie...i want it gone cuase its on my face...well ill tell u how it works later oh it burns but feels
Mad Comments By: Carolina on 2006-06-12
Ive tried bleach it went away but it comes and leave come and leave and there's a big white scar!!! Im embarrased of the scar I knew i should have never used bleach!!!:(
very happy with results Comments By: Andrea on 2006-07-01
i am the biggest skeptic there is i gota ringworm on my face by my chin. i was totally freaking out! i immediately got online and did research it is common sense when you look up what virus cause ring worm and then look at a bottle of clorox bleach and right there on the label it says that it
kills that virus. well i ran to my bathroom and saturated a cotton swab with regular clorox bleach and put it on my ringworm. it does burn but it is not unbearable it feels like alcohol in a cut. within an hour it had shrunk by 50% i swear! the only thing is you need to keep applying abbout every 3 hours for the first two days because they are easily irratated and can come back so just keep
applying and within two days it should be under control. you will have a scar but it will fade.
Bleach Does Work Comments By: Nurse Wanda on 2006-07-14
I had a ringworm/rash on my elbow that lasted for years. I put bleach on it and it did go away. However, I would recommend using bleach diluted with water. 1 part bleach to 10 part water. On the bleach bottle it tells u that is an irritant and when used full strength, will irritate the skin
(especially the face). As with any treatment, it should be started gradually. Try the mixture on a test area. A small area. Try the diluted solution once daily. If well tolerated, try using the diluted solution twice daily. If spreading of the ringworm or more irritation develop, stop use and seek medical intervention.
Bleach is used in modern medicine to treat open bed sores. It is diluted tho. Not full strength. I hope this helps.
I'm A Fungus Chicken! Comments By: Fungus Queen on 2006-07-20
I read on this board to dilute the bleach so, in one nite I did 10-to-1 combo then about 30min later 5-to-1 and then about 2:00am straight bleach. I'm skivedout about this rinrworm crap. Well it looks lighter and a slight burning...I'll do straight bleach again tonight.
ringworm on upper neck, behind head Comments By: Michael on 2006-07-31
ok so...me having ocd about being clean almost had a heart attack when i found out i had a ringworm. i suppose i got it from one of my students at summer camp...anyway, heres how i got rid of it...it was a 4 day process of 1:6 part DILUTED bleach and Lamasil. i did this process twice a day and
are happy to report that its gone. DO NOT put the bleach directly on the skin...this may cause scaring. if the bleach burn is unbarable, dilute it even more. hope this helps. goodluck.
trying it out Comments By: Racquell on 2006-08-01
well, i tried the bleach about 30 mins ago. it started to burn but it got better. most of the itching has stopped and it already looks better. i just wanna know if i can cover it with a band-aid cuz i'm so tempted to scratch it!!!!
Fungus Queen Comments By: Fungus Queen on 2006-08-05
The Saga Goes On.............. Once Upon a Time My 3 yr old came home with a spot over her ear. I took her to the Dr. and I used an over the counter anti-fungal cream, it has gone it seemed to be gone
in about 3 wks time. About 2 wks after my baby was well I got a "fungi" spot on my neck; my 20 yr old got three spots. It has now been about 3wks and I thought we were finished with "The Fungus" and now Again 2 spots on one of my legs!! What to do?
Bleach works but use CAUTION Comments By: Anon on 2006-10-21
After searching for ringworm remedies on the web I decided to try the bleach one. I had read to use Clorox because it does not contain sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye, a powerfully caustic agent that will burn holes in your skin. Use bleach
that contains ONLY sodium hypochlorite and water like Clorox brand. So, I diluted the Clorox 6:1 part water and dabbed on three areas of ringworm that were on my neck. Wow did it burn so I only left it on for a few minutes then rinsed with warm water. Within fifteen minutes the burning had stopped and the spots no longer itched and appeared less
red. I also tried using clear nail polish but do not recommend using it after the bleach treatment as the skin will burn terribly. This no doubt from irritation from the bleach treatment. But I also read that using clear nail polish works by suffocating the ringworm and has worked well for many. Right now I have no itching but redness on the areas
that I used bleach and polish on. Hopefully tomorrow it should be better...
Bleach Works very Well... Comments By: Bleach definetly works on 2006-10-27
I had ring worm last year, after finding out about the bleach (use only hypochloride) it cleared up my ringworm in 2-3 days. BUT i forgot to wash a jacket I commonly wore when I had the fungus... Long story short it survived a year on my jacket and is now back with vengence. I am back to using a
Bleach and Lamisil treatment and unfortunately the fungus is putting up a fight still after 2 days, but I think I am winning.
BLEACH WILL NOT BURN UR SKIN! Comments By: Anon on 2006-10-28
If you want to get rid of the ringworm fungus FAST then use the bleach method. The bleach will definately not burn your skin as long as it is diluted at least 5 times. Apply the weak bleach solution with a cotton wool ball, it does not even sting. Wash off after 5 minutes and it will have dried
out the skin and killed the fungus. Repeat once a day and the ringworm should clear up. I tried EVERYTHING to heal the ringworm and most things failed this includes the creams (which don't work on ringworm which is persistent) Ringworm is killed by drying out the skin so the fungus cannot live without moisture and also by using something which is antifungal such as bleach which does both. I am
sure Tea Tree oil also works in its purest forms along with sea salt to dry out the skin.
ringworm and home remedy Comments By: Anon on 2006-11-01
100% Tea tree oil will soothe ringworm skin if applied direct provided there is no allergy. Tea tree oil is anti fungal and anti bacterial. You can even put some drops into a bath and soak. I also found the biggest and most powerful antifungal natural product was Grapefruit Seed Extract bought
inexpensively from a health food shop. If you research GSE on the web you will find scientific research confirming its benefits and you can even put a few drops in water/juice and drink it to help the PH of the skin making it more alkaline and therefore difficult for the fungus to survive. Hope this information helps.
help ! Comments By: anon on 2006-11-20
had ring worm since July. caught if off a stray cat i was feedin. Cant get rid of it at all. Had two lots of tablets and im still plastrered in little red lumps. IVe tried everything and every combination of creams under the sun. Im getting suicidal now . Im going to try the bleach programme as
it cant be any worse than it is now. watch this space....
not tryed it yet Comments By: claire on 2006-11-25
just found out that i have ring worm , i have it on my back, i was horrafied when the doc told me, i,m going to try the bleach , i,m a bit nervious because i have excema,will let u now how i get on,
Old remedy Comments By: Concerned mom on 2006-12-01
When I was younger, about 15 yo, my grandmother told me to dab bleach on the ringworm. It worked and I have never been bothered with it again. Recently my son contracted it and I am debating if I should start him on the bleach treatment. His ringworm is on his scalp and I am concerned about hair
loss. Has anyone used it on their scalp?
H.E.L.L..O Comments By: FIRE on 2006-12-14
i just applied the bleach cotton ball and it is burining like h.e.l.l..o! but hey you know when all else fails,
We'll see... Comments By: Anonymous on 2006-12-22
I have over ten patches of ringworm from my new kittens. I guess my body is having a really tough time fighting and resisting the ringworm because it won't go away - even after a doctor's visit and very expensive prescription cream! I tried the bleach remedy on one of the spots and it seemed to
disappear, so I've since put bleach on all of the spots. We'll see! I know that the fungus can re-occur, so I'd recommend putting an anti-fungal cream on the spot(s) for a week or so after they seem to have disappeared.
Tried it for 2 days....it's WORSE Comments By: Dee on 2006-12-31
It burned really badly and my ringworm is more red and itchy. Maybe I had an allergic reaction? Anyway, back to the ointment for me!
SCARE TO DEATH Comments By: Skeptical on 2007-01-02
Okay, you guys are scaring me..don't know if I am going to use this..don't want burns/scars/etc...i'm just going to use tea tree and clear nail polish...THANKS! Hmm, this tea tree kinda burns...is that normal?
Scalp Ringworm Comments By: KellieDS on 2007-01-13
I have been doing the bleach for about 3 days now. It feels a whole heap of a lot better than before really less itching. I just dont know how long I should use the bleach solution I figure about 5 days? Someone with experience help
fact: diluted bleach kills fungus Comments By: karen on 2007-01-17
I have five ringworm patches on my leg-started with one a few months ago and it spread because the clotrimazole and lamisil is too lame to kill the fungus. used Lysol Mildew Remover which contains bleach (only 2% sodium hyperchlorite) in diluted form and is working very well. I spray it on a
cotton ball, rub the area and surrounding skin very well (as the fungus may be living and spreading before you see symptoms), let it dry and do not rinse. You don't need to use straight bleach--it is unnecessarily strong and will burn (and possibly scar). Be sure yo are washing your clothes and bed sheets often!--use bleach if you can or dry them in hot dryer to kill the
TRIED IT!!!! Comments By: JESSICA on 2007-02-08
I tried the bleach just now. I have had the fungus for about 3 weeks now and not a single improvement with those anti fungal creams but let me tell you, I do think bleach works feeling a lot better now. Will keep on for the next 3-5 days.
Bleach does work Comments By: Meena on 2007-02-20
I have used bleach before and had forgotten about that home remedy. I just tried it again and it does dry out the ringworm, but will leave a scar. What's worse, a scar or a fungus? I can use vitamin e oil or cocoa butter on the scar. Ringworm is just
Thank God for home remedies Comments By: D. A. on 2007-04-14
I picked up this fungus from work. I worked in a damp, dusty and dark environment. I am not a big sock wearer. and I caught it. I've had it for almost a year. It's spread only to my ankle and the other foot has caught it too. I used Lamisil...Failure...I was going to get an oral treatment but my
PCP said that it will effect my liver. So a lady at work and I were discussing house cleaning and hygiene and she told me that she puts a cap full of bleach in her water. I asked her "Does bleach kill germs on the body too? She said, "Yeah, it kills everything."
And reading this information was
confirmation. Finally I can get this thing off of me. I tried it for the first time today. There was a slight burn. After a few minutes I rested my foot beneath the faucet. Even now, I see a progressive change. This is great. I can't wait to see what it looks like in few hours from now (and a few days from now too)
Oh My Gosh Comments By: Anon on 2007-04-22
Yes! It really works!!!!! On Black people it might darkin your skin for a couple of weeks but it works!!!!!!!!!!!
just put it on Comments By: james on 2007-04-25
i just put some bleach on and its notburning or anything i hope it works
Thank you bleach!!!! Comments By: lemon bleach on 2007-05-14
Thank you to whoever invented bleach. I went with a 1 to 3 mixture of bleach to water did not want to scar myself. Also if you use the lemon fresh bleach it give you a nice smell.
Best Cure EVER Comments By: Johnny on 2007-05-13
First off, to that gay dude: You're an idiot, HAahaAH. No common sense; bleach near genitils, umm LOOSER--I got a good laugh out of that one. Bleach (don't dilute BE A MAN) works well with some kind of natural cure added over. Tree tea oil, grape
seed extrat, garlic juice, vinegar, almond oil, neem oil, ginger root, etc. works good. First apply bleach and five minutes later saturate the area with the natural stuff. Works miracles. Gone with 3 days tops.
Tesco Thin Bleach Comments By: Mrs. L. Evans on 2007-05-20
Applied Tesco thin bleach to my daughters ringworm three times without diluting it. She was covererd in ringworm. After the third application ringworm has gone.
thick ringworm Comments By: anon on 2007-05-22
I have 2 thick spots of ringworm on my chin. the spots are about as thick and wide as a nickel I have been applying bleach and then lotrimin twice a day. for almost a week. It seems to be helping but the spots are still thick.
Money & Time Saver Comments By: anon on 2007-06-07
We treated our dog with expensive medicated shampoo 2X/week, used perscription strength cream and oral meds from the vet for two months! I read about the bleach and tried it. It was gone in 3 days. It did burn the first couple of times, so I would rinse it after a minute with cool water. It
dried right up and flaked off. Once the ringworm is gone, it no longer hurts. My daughter had it also, but hers went away with the Monistat cream. FYI: My daughter has a white scar remaining but it was NOT from the bleach.
NO Pain no Gain Comments By: Segun on 2007-06-17
Im using the bleach treatment again because it works. I believe i tried it years ago and it worked. So here i am again with it on my feet.
I recommend going 100% bleach
When you use bleach on bathroom fungus or mold u see how fast it works. Its just as effective on any other fungus.
yeah it burns but. NO PAIN NO GAIN.
BLEACH RING WORM TREATMENT Comments By: ALLISON on 2007-06-16
MY DAUGHTER IS 12 AND HAS BEEN GOING TO THE DOCS FOR TREATMENT OF RINGWORM FOR 12 WEEKS NOW SHE HAS HAD ALL THE CREAMS 1 MONTH OF TABLETS AND STILL THE SAWS KEEP COMING LAST COUNT WAS APPROX 25. I SAW THE BLEACH THING ON NET AND THOUGHT TO GIVE IT A TRY IVE JUST APPLIED TO 1 SAW ON BACK AND WILL
GET BACK ON WHAT HAPPENED
bleach works & rocks Comments By: charles on 2007-06-21
i have been having ring worm for over a year. i have tried all means to cure the ring worm ,it keeps coming back, finally i found this site, i used bleach, it cured my 1 year sorrow of ring worm in 3 days. bleach is miraculous
does work, but not as well as i'd hoped Comments By: nadine on 2007-07-02
after reading other comments here, i tried it a diluted bleach solution applied with a cotton swab. It did seem to make it a lot better, but even after about 1 week of use I'd say about 50% of the ringworm was gone --but it didn't cure it. Then I went out and bought some antifungal cream from
the drug store. Now my routine is putting on some bleach in the morning for a few minutes, washing it off after 5-6 minutes, and then putting on the antifungal cream twice a day. My ringworm is almost completely gone now, but if I was still using the bleach only it wouldn't have healed. It's not as instant as everyone makes it seem, but it did help
I used it on my 1 1/2 year old daughter Comments By: Sexysly531 on 2007-07-06
I have a 19 month old daughter and she had got ringworm in her hair from her daycare. I tried everything to get rid of it. She had it for about 3 to 4 months and nothing was working. Then a friend told me about the bleach I took a Q-tip and dipped it in the bleach, then put it on her head the
first time all night, then washed it the next day. I didn't do anything else until the next day. I put some more on and washed it out maybe 4 hours later. When I was done washing her hair I didn't see the ringworms anymore. I also want to say that I don't think that the bleach hurt her because she didn't cry at all while I did it.
bleach dried my ringworm!! Comments By: Alexy on 2007-07-16
it really works!!! i tried bleach on my ringworm for 1 day & it dried it out in like 5 minutes omg!!! try it...
Works Very Well Comments By: moleer on 2007-07-19
I tried 1/4 cup of bleach with 2 gallons of water and a cup of epson salts (always used the salts) in a foot soak just to see if it would work. The fungus isn't gone because I only did it once about a week ago. But it dried the skin immediately doesn't itch at all and after finding this site, I
can't wait to get back to my weekly foot soak. In the meantime, I've just been using the creams twice a day and it's no better and no worse than the only time I used the bleach and water solution.
Bleach will kill Ringworm and Athletes Foot Comments By: Jim Behrens on 2007-07-29
I had Athletes foot once and dipped my feet into diluted bleach right after the shower for a few days and not only did it kill the athletes foot, it cleared up a couple of warts I had. I put my semi dry feet into white socks and put on the shoes and off I went. Gave me a warm sensation.
Recently I got ring worm. I again used diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 6 parts water) and applied it liberally with my fingers, enough times to keep it really wet for 10 minutes. I didn't rinse it off, just let it air dry after that. I did this 3 times a day and by the second day it was pretty much
gone. I did it one more day to be sure. So after 3 days, no sign of it.
I know people say use the bleach undiluted, but why be uncomfortable if it is not necesary. I think the key is to let the bleach soak in long enough to do its work. Also be aware you can reinfect yourself if you don't wash all your
bedding and anything you have worn that came into contact with this fungus.
I did look at the label on the bleach after reading some posts on here and the active ingredient is Sodium Hypochlorite 6%.
No burning!Good pr bad? Comments By: Dream on 2007-09-02
My mother,my dog,and I all have ringworm...I ahve it the worst because I sleep with my dog.It is all on my chet,and spreading to my chest and back.I and my mother have jsut done the bleach treatment 5 to 1,and it isn't burning.Is that a bad thing?(I'm 10,should I have used a stronger
bleach seems to be working for me Comments By: cat on 2007-09-04
i have athletes foot and a CVS pharmacist and one dermatology site suggested half a cup of bleach to a gallon of water. soak for ten minutes a day, twice a day along with an OTC antifungal cream. seems to be working.
bleach Comments By: ryan on 2007-09-09
I think i have ringworm on my side...so i put bleach...so i put bleach on the spot 3 times. burned but is tolerable..now its a red blotch. does that mean it is going away? how do i know if the bleach is working?
I have Ring Worms Allover my Body~!! Comments By: Tina on 2007-09-11
Ok!! i just recently found weird spots on my body and I did a search on line and it looked liked it's a ringworm so I went to CVS and got a cream, and all the sudden my ringworm become worst and become read bumps, I want to try the bleach can I soak my self in the tub just bleach and water?
TipKing says: No, No, No you could really burn yourself. As with ALL tips be cautious, try a little test area on a small affected area and work up from there.
If you are in any doubt leave well alone. There
is no guarantee with any of the tips
Bleach WORKS! Comments By: MRS B. on 2007-09-14
I always get ringworms and as I child I had a large one on my right arm. My mother put on Bleach every threee hours and it killed it! I recently discovered one on my hairline in on the back of my head. Put Bleach on every three hours and it is almost gone in one day!!! LOVE THIS REMEDY! NASTY
Peroxide, bleach, clotrimazole cream... Comments By: LongTermFungusVictim on 2007-09-18
I've had crotch rot for 40 years! From time to time I would apply Lotrimin LF and Ultra, and it would get better, but then I would stop and it came back. I just lived with it.
About three months ago I
said "Enough is enough." I declared war on it. Lotrimin Ultra helped, but it wasn't enough. I started using peroxide 3% to wash the area. This is cool because it reveals the fungus by turning it white. I added black walnut and that helped too. But then I read about bleach. Now I wash with soap and water, wash with hydrogen peroxide until the infected areas turn white, and follow that up with full
strength Clorox bleach! I use cotton balls to apply the peroxide and QTips to apply the bleach. When the bleach dries I apply clotrimazole over it liberally. It hurts something aweful, but the infected areas disappear, one layer after another. It seems that the infection is very deep with new sites appearing as other sites are killed. Now the itch is completely gone and there are only three
little white areas. When they are gone, I will have conquered the damned fungus. I plan to use clotrimazole for weeks after it all clears up.
stubborn scalp fungus Comments By: HELP HELP HELP on 2007-09-27
Is it safe to use bleach on the scalp?
Bleach works! Comments By: Jack on 2007-10-02
Ring worm of the scalp of the face and beard. Atheletes foot and jock itch. it is all the same fungus. dilute bleach and water in a spray bottle. spray it on wait for a few minutes then shower with soap and water. spray bleach on your soap and wash. it works fast and is much cheaper and
effective than lamisil. mix a few tbls. of bleach into your shampoo if you have it in your scalp. Strait bleach will burn you. Make sure you dilute it.
Bleach AND salt?? Comments By: savage on 2007-10-07
I'm going to use a bleach solution and mix salt mixed into it. The bleach will kill the fungus but I also want to dry the hell out of these things! So I am adding salt to the mix and see what happens. I used the bleach this morning and they are already pretty dry after 30
Bleach and Ringworm Comments By: APE on 2007-10-17
I have tried almost all of the commercially available products including RX based products and no luck. Today I used bleach the type that kills all germs 100%. Applied and as soon as I did i saw what appeared as small dark grey blotches under the skin left on for bit and they blistered and broke
out. it's now 2hours later and I have some readening and will have some tiny scars where the fungus was burnt away. But the skin is already smooth and has lost the patterned edge and no itching. I'd say go for it. 100% bleach 1 min and lots of water to wash away the bleach stings for about 30mins.
good Comments By: blah on 2007-10-25
it feels like it working my scars went away after like a year so its not to bad
Lysol air spray works well , I never tried the bleach thing Comments By: Andrea on 2007-10-27
I too have ring worm, missdiagnosed by the Doctors....It keeps coming back. face and foot....... Going to dilute the bleach and tried it...
im a scaredy cat i want mommy! Comments By: scaredy_cat on 2007-11-06
u guys are like my new friends haha yea prob not BUT i just got this so called ring worm like a couple days ago, i woke up one morning to realize what that scab looking thing on my forehead? I dont recall having that? today i asked the medic and she said ringworm,very contagious use blue star
ointment, tried to go to walgreens & pick some up, they said since i had facicial ring worm i would have to get a prescription at the ER i havent gotten to make it to the ER yet tonight..ive been LITERALLY freaking ...so ive come to find you all are saying try bleach, it just so happens i had some clorox bleach..GOD i hope it works !
Does Ringworm Always Itch? Comments By: Julie on 2007-11-12
I have had an odd rash for over a month. I work with animals so assume it is ringworm. However, it doesn't look exactly like ringworm. It isn't dry or scaly. It isn't a perfect circle - more of an oval. It does not have raised edges. It doesn't itch at all. I've been putting anti-fungal creams
on it and bleach. It won't go away. If it doesn't itch does that mean it isn't ringworm?
To bleach or not to bleach... Comments By: Unfortunate victim of a Brazilian stripper from Vegas with ringworm on 2007-11-27
So I'm going on a little over a week with these freaks on my face. I've used antifungal cream, vinegar, epsom salt, tea tree oil, & toothpaste. All have had an effect, but mostly limited. I'm considering going with the bleach method, but they're on my face. Let me ask all of you that used
the bleach method something... Would you have used the bleach if the ringworms were on your face? I'm concerned about scarring.
Great stuff. Comments By: Anon on 2007-11-30
I was very skeptical about putting bleach on my ring worms, I thought with as many as I had and how bad they were I needed a doctor. Two days of trying the 'bleach treatment' my skin looks 80% better than it did a week ago. By the time I realized I had what I had, I had already spread it all
over from the scratching. Does anyone know how long I should keep using bleach on them? I know where most of my spots are, even after they're 100% gone should I dab some on daily a week or so after they're gone?
I guess it works Comments By: Chelle on 2007-12-31
I guess Bleach works but I'm still trying to see if it will help my ringworms completely
CLUELESS Comments By: irene on 2008-01-03
WILL THIS REALLY HELP I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET!!!!!!!!!ICANT GET RID OF THIS RINWORM.
Response to OTC creams making spot redder Comments By: Anon on 2008-01-07
I'm just now trying the bleach on my son..we've been using creams for a month or so...this is a note to the lady who said the creams made her spots worse.. are you covering the area? I started that way...putting a thick layer of antifungal cream
and covering with a bandaid and it went out of control. Then I read about it needing to get dry and quit using bandaids and that helped a lot. So does salt in the bathwater. So it's a lot better now, but still hanging on, so we're going to try the bleach thing.
Blue Star Ointment and Pure Oregano Oil.... Comments By: Anon on 2008-01-13
Had ring worm on my cheek. Used routine of Pure Oregano Oil before bed (Available over the net, cures all types of stuff, slight burn, strong smell cost around $20) because of strong smell, and then blue star during the day when at work etc...dried and died in two days...and NO SCARS!!! good
results worth pain Comments By: Barbara on 2008-01-20
I used bleach for posin ivy years ago and now tried it for ringworm .Creams made it worse I have been trying iodine it works but not as good as bleach . I did put bleach in my bath a (reasonable amount)for the posin ivy they put it in swimming pools so I figured why not it
USED BLEACH WHILE PREGNATE RING WORM, IT WORKS!!! Comments By: MELINDA on 2008-01-22
I WENT TO VISIT MY SISSTER IN LAW AND BROTHER WHO AT THE TIME (7 YEARS AGO) HAD A TON OF DIRTY RANCH DOGS WELL, ONE OF THEM CAME IN THE HOUSE JUMPED UP ON ME AND RUBBERD HER DIRTY STINKY BODY ON MY PREGNATE BELLY!!!!! ABOUT A WEEK OR SO LATER I DEVELOPED A RING WORM ON MY BELLY AND I THINK ONE
ON MY ARM ALSO... AND GAVE ONE TO MY HUSBAND ON HIS CHEST! ANYWAYS AFTER TRYING TO USE DIAL SOAP (ANTIBACTERIAL) AND OBVIOUSLY GETTING NO RESULT EXCEPT A BIGGER PATCH MY HUSBAND SAID," LET'S TRY BLEACH!" HE IS SO SMART HE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF IT AS A REMEDY JUST KNEW BLEACH KILLS EVERYTHING! NEEDLESS TO SAY WITHIN A FEW DAYS OF BLEACHING IT ( WE USED
100%)IT WAS GETTING BETTER AND THEN AFTER LEAVING IT ALONE FOR ABOUT A WEEK IT WAS HEALED!I WAS ABOUT 7 MONTHS PREGNATE AND USED COCOA BUTTER AND HAVE NO SCAR! I NOW HAVE ONE ON THE INSIDE OF MY THIGH AND AM USEING BLEACH AGAIN BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL WORK! TRY USEING EUCERIN LOTION ON YOUR SPOT FOR ABOUT A WEEK BEFOR USEING THE BLEACH BECAUSE EUCERIN WILL GET RID OF EXCEMA WICH RESEMBLES RING
this thing is awful Comments By: Max Smith on 2008-01-28
i have been fighting it for 7 months. I think stress caused it. I live in a very dry environment. Anyhow thanks for the advise with bleach, i just started it and will tell how this worked.
Please give me advice Comments By: Anon on 2008-02-01
iv been using bleach for almost three days and now the ring is bright red is that normal?? if soo how long before it goes away??
TipKing says: If you are in any doubt as to whether to try one of the
tips, stay well clear.
Bleach does work on ringworm Comments By: Senee on 2008-02-11
First off bleach (undiluted) applied with a Q-tip kills ringwoorm within two days. Some cases need two doses. Whoever said it will not treat under the skin layers is incorrect. #1. All things topical enter the bloodstream by absorption through the skin. Scents, chemical cleaners, perfumes, etc.
absorb through the skin into the bloodstream. It has cured Athlete's Foot & ringworm in my family. Both can be airborn & inhaled through the breathing so if it comes back in a few years then you've breathed it in. Any Vet can tell you this.:)
NO NO NO Comments By: Dr C Marley on 2008-02-10
i have spent years in the medical profession and so i ahve experience . i have treated many cases of ring worm and the bleach theory is false as it only clears the top layer of the ring worm as it can be deep into the skin cells if you aply bleach it penetrates the skin if you leave it it will
start to burn a whole it may scar or worst case senario actually work the fungi further into the skin until it hit muscle and gradually eat away at the muscle my advice would be to see a Dr and get a natral remedy this can come in the form of gels,cream,bathsoak or tablet DO NOT USE BLEACH!
JUST TAPE IT Comments By: JIGGA on 2008-02-21
Lamisil then clear tape over it!
trying it rite now Comments By: Tee on 2008-02-27
okay guyz im a honest mayne its its feb -27-08.
i will not start the "expermint"
i will inform the WHOLE
WORLD if it works.
ill be on this site for 3 days TOP to see if it works.
damn balls... Comments By: fungikiller on 2008-03-02
my scrotum is affected with this damnn fungus.. it almost covered it until its been years since i knew it was ringworm but its already large.. i tried anti fungal creams and powders... it just dried my skin.. very dry.. and still a red.. but the edges of the skin is still peeling.. so it means
the fungi is still present and its lighter.. i try the bleach treatment 2 hours ago.. and it burns like helll!!!... love it..
very dry.. Comments By: needhelp on 2008-03-02
its very dry and no bumps but its still lighter and the edges of the skin still peels.. what will i do?..
we'll see Comments By: mother of 4 on 2008-03-04
well it worked on my sons face with a little help from over the counter meds for fungus burned a little but wasn't anything terrible.now my daughter has one on her arm and its taking a little longer than thr 2 days for my son so i tried hiolding it on for about 30 sec before taking it off
......piont being i would recommend clorox bleach it really works
we will see Comments By: tlcooper on 2008-03-08
I have a case of ringworms on both of my knees. I put the bleach on there, but do I need to cover them up with a bandage?
IM BACK!! Comments By: Tee. i was the tester. Feb 27. look up for me on 2008-03-11
it works REALLY GOOD. ITS NOW MARCH 11
WARNING: when you dab the bleach cotton ball on ur ringworm. DO NOT LEAVE IT THERE for long.
Just leave it for about 10 - 30 seconds.
and repeat steps daily till ringworm is gone
mines is. im shure am happy =D
but i left miens on for 10 MINUTES.
and it left a horiiable scare.
buti like the scar its in a shape of a
WHOLE WORLD DONT BE SCARED OF RINGWORMS!
i also heard that CLEAR NAIL POLISH kills the ringworm really fast and makes it look like it wasnt ever there!
Please HELP!!! Scalp Ringworm Comments By: Ringworm Fighter on 2008-03-14
I have scalp ringworm and I have been on antibiotics for 2 weeks with lamisil tablets 250 mg. It doesnt look like its working, How can I treat it with a topical solution?
BLEACH! BEACH! BLEACH! Comments By: Erica on 2008-03-19
Don't listen to people who say things like, "Bleach?! OMG, don't use that!". My doctor gave me some antifungal cream, but it actualy made it worse. Bleach dries the ringworm out faster than anything I've tried before. Remember, thats the main thing you have to worry about. Just try it, it
doesn't burn at all..What do you have to lose?
Bleach is Scary Comments By: Doug on 2008-03-23
I just had my first ever case of ringworm at age 46. It was just above the knee on the inner thigh. Ironically this came just after my first ever case of jockitch. I'm sure they were connected. Anyway, I tried over the counter stuff then the
prescription creams...nothing. It didn't itch and it wasn't spreading but it also wasn't going away. After much online research I first tried the apple cider vinegar treatment. It didn't work. In fact, it got worse! So then I decided bleach was the answer. I used it full strength on the first
day...about 5 minutes then washed it off...3 times. It burned A LOT! But I fugured, like a previous poster said, be a man! I dropped that crap on day two and used a diluted version. (about 4 to 1 h2o - bleach). It still burned A LOT! I suffered through the burn for a third day. By then, the affected area was basically wrecked! Redder than ever and feeling like I had dropped hot oil on it. I fried
my skin! It's apparent that I have very sensitive skin but this is really something. Today is day 3 since burning my skin off! Right now I'm dealing with what is basically a bad burn. Very raw, scabby, with oozing...not pretty! I'm treating it with antibiotic ointment and letting it get air as much as possible. I wear long pants at work. Pants touching this wound is like stabbing it with an ice
pick! So I have to wrap it all up in gauze pads while working. So, my point in all this is...BE CAREFUL! If you have sensitive skin like me and want to try bleach, dilute it a lot more than I did and watch it close. You don't want to deal with what I'm dealing with! The ringworm may be gone. I just don't know yet. I guess we'll see when this burn
heals. Good Luck!
Givin it a try! Comments By: Chemical Test Bunny! on 2008-03-24
Just got this freakin shit from a friends dirty ass pussy!... Cat that is! lol And I personally do not trust creams or lotions, they rarely work very fast if at all. I usually use rubbing alcohol to clean cuts infections of all sorts. So when I
heard this bleach remedy, it didn't sound far off. Just applied a 2 parts bleach/ 5 parts water solution. No burning @ all. I'm thinkin everyone complaining about burning has been scratching at @ it. Broken irritated skin... then add household chemical? You do the math... Anywho! I left it on for about 5-6min. Dried out the whole area.... But this
is good. Fungi grows in moist areas... Aint moist no more you little fungi bastards! To top it off I sprayed anti fungal powder foot spray on it. Since I washed off the bleach, the powder will absorb any moisture on the skin, along with being for foot fungi, this will surely be a plus... I'll let you know how it goes! Oh, and I bet the scaring
everyone is talking about is from the bleach being applied to the open wound after scratching it as well. I, have not scratched it as of yet! So if I'm not burning, (im not) and I'm obviously not have any allergic reactions (and I have sensitive skin) then I think the scratched open skin is the only thing I wild not apply bleach to. But hey thats
just my opinion. I'll let you all know how this works out... But it is already looking better, and thats 30min so far... I think it's going to work great!
March 24th 11:15am 2008 Comments By: Chemical Test Bunny! on 2008-03-24
This is when I started the test above!
tried it... Comments By: Mrs. Michelle =] on 2008-03-25
i got ringworm two weeks ago from a filthy hot tub here at our new apartment. The tub look sketchy but the hubby&I just decided to get it BAD IDEA... i got one on my leg. We used, peroxide,an
antibacterial spray similar to Lysol. & what do you know within a day or 2. It dried up and started to scab away. But little did i know that before we put all this stuff on, it would stick on everything! we thought we washed everything, [[bathing suits, blankets,& towels]] I FORGET, to toss out the body scrubber i have to exfoliate my face.
SO on Sunday, come back from my wonderful beach weekend, and take a shower & use the god dang scrubber.
&&& NOWWW i have a gorgeous little
sucker on my chin. It sucks, i cried for an hour. I love my face!! I even freak out when i have a pimple. SO with that being said. I've been doing the same thing. Peroxide, and i tried the foot fungal cream, but it got worse after i did that! do not put creams on it!! duh! these suckers need moisture
to survive!! think about it! So i was scared, i thought i much rather have a scar that FUNGUS!! anyday. even if its on my chin =/ so i got a q tip, rinsed it a lil bit, & dip it in BLEACH, like the original kind, for laundry & household things... & rinse it once more.
I dabbed it on the stupid ringworm & its been a couple minutes now & its drying out!!! wooo, its starting to look like its scabbing! so i'm excited.
I'll let you know how things progress.
PEROXIDE & BLEACH!! WORK!!! you dont need to buy expensive creams.
bleach works :/ PART TWO Comments By: Mrs. Michelle on 2008-04-04
okay so the stupid ringworm officially died. i finally figured out what had killed it the first time!!! the stupid antibacterial spray the LYSOL one!!!
Bleach helped kill the ringworm but it was way to strong for my sensitive skin so now i have burn on my chin. ughhhhh
dilute your bleach alot more i dabbed
mine in regular bleach with a q tip and then ran it under running water then applied it for 15 seconds. EVEN THAT WASNT ENOUGH!!! soo be careful people!!!
SUCKS!! Comments By: Linds on 2008-04-09
SO i moved into my own place and for easter i bought myself a kitten!(i'm a big cat lover,plus i went through a lot to get her approved by my apartment complex)So i was soo excited to have her, but i noticed just after a few days of having her she was losing her fur. i took her to the vet and of
course it was RINGWORM! i wanted to die! just a couple days after that i developed a spot on my arm. =[ then i got sick w/ a cold, and my immune system was down, so now my ARMS & CHIN are broke out w/ ringworm! EKKKKK! i hate it, and i work in a doctors office where i see patients all day and they have to see that crap on my face! =[ i have been putting antifungal cream on it, but when i read
bout bleach treatment, you bet your ass i'm gonna try it!! i went home and put straight bleach on all my spots even my chin, and it already looks like its drying up! i'm soo excited! Now if it only worked the same for the cat!haha Everyone should use the bleach for their ringworm!
BLEACH - Works but may give you a chemical burn Comments By: FungusAmongus on 2008-04-14
After close to 5 days of using Neosporin AF, and not having any result, I had enough. I turned to a diluted bleach mixture as a last resort. Within seconds of applying a Clorox and water mixture(2 parts water, 1 part bleach)to my spots the burning sensation was quite powerful. It did not give me
a serious chemical burn but I could see how someone more sensitive could burn themselves quite badly. In the end, I am pretty sure the bleach did the job; killing the patches I had completely. After applying the Clorox mixture two times within one day my patches became very irritated and you could tell the fungus was dying. I would recommend this to someone who has no problem with self-inflicting
a chemical burn.
Currently using Bleach for scalp Ringworm Comments By: MatGrappler on 2008-04-15
It has been 3 days since I used 1/6 clorox and water mixture. I dab it on with a Q-Tip cotton swab. I hold it on the worse part of the ring for 30 sec and lightly spread the rest over the affected area. I let it dry for about 3 minutes and rinse off with water. I do this twice a day, hopefully
for less than a week.
So far after 3 days, its only a little burned, meaning slightly darker than before, but NO ringworm in sight, I repeat, NO Ringworm in sight. If you don't believe, regardless of your faith in bleach, this will work. Bottom
Great for prevention of recurrent ringworm Comments By: Sue on 2008-04-21
I used bleach diluted with shower gel, I simply used it in place of my regular shower gel. I was in constant contact with infected animals and this method got rid of the ringworm and stopped further outbreaks.
If you keep getting it, maybe you don't realize how much you really need to DECONTAMINATE EVERYTHING that comes in contact with the infected area. Ringworm can live on wood and linen for aaages. Using bleach regularly until ringworm is gone is all that works.
Oh also be sure it is ringworm. Other skin conditions can take on the typical ringworm shape. And if you bleach it you could make it way worse.
Also alot of people mention scarring, I got scars from the ringworm itself. Not bleach. I wouldn't recommend
burning yourself, I dont' think it's necessary. Depends how desperate you are, might speed things up.
Just tried it. Comments By: T on 2008-05-11
i just tried it. not sure if i did it right. hopefully it works. it does burn but its a good sensation knowing theres hope that it might be gone! what i did was put bleach on cotton. applied it to area. let it sit for 1-2 minute. damp a napkin with water and wiped the area i applied bleach to. i
will be back to update OR i could be in the hospital hahaha.
these itchy thingz Comments By: Damikeea on 2008-05-05
ive just applied the bleach...and yea itz a slight burning sensation hopefully itz killing all the germs....ihave one on my arm and i c another one trying to form on the lower part of my other arm thatz just something i cant have.... these thangz look very disgusting and itz now hot outside so i
cant cover them up...so i have to get rid of it as soon as possible they just came outta know where...i will check bacc in and let you know my updates.....
Not as expected (See Dermatologist) Comments By: MatGrappler on 2008-05-07
it has been a couple of weeks since I tried bleach for scalp ringworm. I tried it for a complete 2 weeks and although it does cure the symptoms quickly, they come back as fast as they left. I really think everyone should see a dermatologist at any sight of scalp ringworm. If you catch your
symptoms in early stages, you can get rid of it faster by going to a dermatologist.
They will prescribe Ketoconazole 2% shampoo and Ketoconazole Topical cream to control the outer scalp fungus growth. However, in ALL cases, that will not fully kill the scalp ringworm. Only oral medications will be
effective at this point.
The 2 most popular are Griseofulvin and Lamisil Tablets (not to be confused with the over the counter cream). Even these medications should be taken with caution, be sure to ask your doctor more about these medications and make sure you don't have any liver problems.
Finally, bleach only works as a temporary solution, but like anything else, it may be harmful if used for too long. Besides, it really does not kill the fungus completely. Get proper help and see your dermatologist as soon as you can. Scalp ringworm can be defeated, but not with bleach alone.
It may seem like it fully works at first, but it will come back as soon as you stop, and that's not healthy in the long run. It had me fooled at first too, but I am now seeking professional help.
In the past
week, I had taken Griseofulvin (prescribed by dermatologist) for 4 days and found that it was causing very bad back and kidney cramps. I took a CBC (complete blood count) and LFT (Liver function test) to see if my liver is alright. After stopping the medication, my kidneys and liver feel good again.
will come back and report what my dermatologist prescribes now that Griseofulvin might not be the medication for me.
Good luck everyone, and remember to kill scalp ringworm as soon as possible, its better for you and your loved ones in the long run.
ring worm on butt Comments By: bob on 2008-05-07
i got ring worm on my butt and i cant get read of it, so i tried beach. burns but not that bad. its has been on there for 20 min,and it does look better. i will get back to you in 1 day.
ring worm on butt Comments By: bob on 2008-05-07
i got ring worm on my butt and i cant get read of it, so i tried beach. burns but not that bad. its has been on there for 20 min,and it does look better. i will get back to you in 1 day.
Just tried it. Comments By: T on 2008-05-11
i just tried it. not sure if i did it right. hopefully it works. it does burn but its a good sensation knowing theres hope that it might be gone! what i did was put bleach on cotton. applied it to area. let it sit for 1-2 minute. damp a napkin with water and wiped the area i applied bleach to. i
will be back to update OR i could be in the hospital hahaha.
Dermatologist Update Comments By: MatGrappler on 2008-05-14
My results of the CBC and LFT along with Comprehensive Metabolic panel came back with great results. It appears that most of the cramps and pain from the Griseofulvin was caused by my multi-vitamins interaction with the medication. In rare cases, multi-vitamins will increase liver function and
cause a few problems with Griseofulvin or Lamisil tablets. I have been back on Griseofulvin for 4 days since I stopped taking them and I feel much better than before. Minimal back cramps and no trouble sleeping. Griseofulvin took the scalp itch away in 3 days and its clearing up fast. The medication however, must be taken for 6-8 weeks, in my case, 6 weeks. If its not taken for the entire course,
the scalp ringworm may come back. Along with Ketoconazole shampoo and cream, the systemic approach is best for scalp ringworm removal.
I have done some research and despite some of the negative side effects of Lamisil tablets, I think it might be a better first line defense against scalp ringworm. As
scalp ringworm has little defense against Lamisil and it seems to have a better medication time, from 4-6 weeks as opposed to 6-8 weeks with griseofulvin.
In either case, if you suspect you have scalp ringworm, and believe me, the incredible itching sensation will be like no other when it comes to the
scalp itch. Immediately go see a dermatologist. If you run into a good dermatologist, he or she will look at it and quickly determine if Lamisil or Griseofulvin would be right for you.
If you're like me, skeptical about doctors and dermatologist, at least with ringworm, there is a simple cure with the
right medication. Don't hesitate, and go get checked out, its worth it. I am so glad I went and got more out of it than not going. At least my itch is gone, the scalp is clearing up and I know my liver is in great shape.
Nothing to lose my
Lamisil Tablets for Scalp Ringworm works best for most Comments By: MatGrappler on 2008-05-20
After lots of research and first hand experience, Griseofulvin is most certainly outdated. No doubt, Griseofulvin might still be better for microsporum canis (scalp ringworm contracted from animals). Over 90% of scalp ringworm among adults and children is not infected by animals. Meaning, 90% of
the time, it will be contracted by another person. This is good news, because its much easier to get rid of.
Take note, Griseofulvin will most likely have a higher rate of failure over newer antifungal medication. Through experience, I switched from Griseofulvin to Lamisil 250mg tablets. So far, the
benefits far outweigh the side effects, especially versus Griseofulvin. With Griseofulvin, you can't be in the sun for too long, must be taken with fatty foods and medication time is between 6-10 weeks and up to 3 times a day. With Lamisil, sun light is fine, taken with or without food, and its one pill, once a day for 4-6 weeks depending on your scalp ringworm severity.
Perhaps Lamisil might not be right for you, so ask your dermatologist. As for me, I have felt not a single side effect, and the scalp ringworm has cleared up significantly, as does the itch. With Griseofulvin, the infection came back even after a full week of medication.
Just some info on experience, as always, ask your dermatologist what's best, however, make sure you ask why Griseofulvin is better and why Lamisil is better. Your dermatologist might not give you a straight answer, but its more than likely that a good hearted dermatologist will prescribe Lamisil over
Griseofulvin hands down. Despite the fact that Lamisil is labeled for toenail fungus, its still more than effective against scalp ringworm infection.
Take care all, and make sure you research and study all your medications, side effects and benefits before you see a dermatologist, so they will see that
you are not in the dark and quite knowledgeable.
Knowledge is power.
im trying bleach Comments By: bailey on 2008-05-21
well ive had ring worm for a while and i had gotten it once and it went away for a year then came back well i looked on here and the bleach thing im tyring it and it makes it a little redder at frist then it kinda fades it out so yea well ill let tall know how its going--o and it makes your skin
softer.... the bleach does :) so ..o and im okay with the scaring ..ive got enought of those..it looks like a rough guys been in my body breaking it lol
Bleach is the only thing that worked Comments By: Kristie on 2008-05-21
I had the most persistent case of ringworm on my face for two whole months. The ringworm had spread to about 2.5 inches in diameter on my left cheek (I'm not joking) and about 1 inch in diameter on my forehead. Nothing was working, I tried Lamisil, all of the prescription creams, vinegar soaked
pennies, and nail polish. I didn't ever leave my house and I was crying all the time. I was hesitant to try the bleach because I have dark skin that scars easily. I finally tried the bleach, using a q-tip to dab it on repeatedly until it burned like hell. It turned the skin into a dark scab pretty quickly, but it killed the ringworm too. I had to do this for about a week in conjunction with the
ringworm cream because it would spread outside of the area I had killed it with the bleach. My face was covered in two huge black hard scabs for a couple of days until they peeled off and left pink skin underneath. I used the cream and made my doctor prescribe me three pills of Diflucan. Finally it was all gone, and I could cover it with makeup. Well it's been about four months and I am ringworm
free except for two small faint marks which are 100 times better than ringworm .
Help Comments By: Beth on 2008-05-26
I have been suffering with what looks like ringworm for almost 8 weeks. I have been to the skin dr. twice and used two different creams. I finally tried the bleach. Used it for two days, burned horribly and it is very red and still there.
is it a ring worm Comments By: shane on 2008-06-02
i Have a ring worm i think on my arm it is like a ring it is red and yellow around it is it a ring worm? HOPE IT ISN'T :(
Scalp ringworm Comments By: 111 on 2008-06-03
Surprising another good thing for scalp ringworm is MEDICATED Selsun Blue.. it works wonders!
Understand the lifecycle of ringworm Comments By: Anon on 2008-06-05
For proper treatment, it is important to understand the life cycle of ringworm. Most fungus live for 2 to 4 weeks and then die naturally. In order to control fungus on the skin (ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot), you must prevent re-infestation of the spores. Since you have hundreds of fungus
before you have any symptoms (a crop, so to speak), each one is in a different stage of the lifecycle. As some die off, new spores are released and sprout and start the entire problem all over again. Thus, treatment is aimed at killing the spores before they can sprout. Antifungal creams kill the spores not the fungus. Since spores are released continually, you must use it faithfully twice a day
for 4 weeks. Miss even one day and spores have had a chance to sprout and these new fungus will also live for 2 to 4 weeks and you need to start counting the days all over again. Just because you can't see symptoms after 10 days or so, doesn't mean there aren't any fungus left still releasing the spores striving for an entire new crop. Diluted bleach (1:10) kills 80% of the spores on hard
surfaces if left on for 10 minutes. Stronger concentrations do not kill more - 80% is all we get. Clean three days in a row and you have eliminated almost all spores as long as the environment is not re-infected. The antifungal creams are very effective at killing the spores on our body, much better than bleach and they are safe to use. Personally I find clotrimazole 1% (generic) best and can see
improvement in only a few days, but I still have to use it for 4 weeks spreading the cream at least 1 inch beyond the red spot to catch all those spores. It will get so that you can't see any red, but you must continue to faithfully apply the cream. Those who don't find that in a month or two the fungus 'returns'. Really, it hasn't returned - it was never gone, it just took that long for the few
spores that were left to get a big crop of fungus to grow. As far as killing the actual fungus, given the eagerness of the pharmaceutical industry to market as much as possible, don't you think that if the fungus could be killed (even with bleach) then there would be a product on the market that we could buy? Forget roaches, when the world ends, the only thing alive will be
Ringworm before beach Holiday!! Comments By: Anon on 2008-06-16
I had ringworm on the back of neck and was extremly horrified as i was goin holiday with freinds in a week so didnt want to sit on the beach with a huge ring in the back of my neck. i went out and brought as many creams as possiable finding clotrimazole 1% being most effective. I wasnt seeing
much change then i came across this page, fort ill give it a try as i was reli desparate. Within 3 days the ringworm dried up and was visiably gone I continued using the Clotrimazole 1% cream throughout tho. I dulited the bleach with 9parts water then gradually increased the amount of bleach, as i was worried about burning my skin which ppl above sed happened to them, alothough i was fine. I did
notice when using the bleach on the ringworm it would burn and go much more red but i carried on and it worked for me. I am stil using the cream to make sure it doesn't come back. Hope this helps....
So I've done it before Comments By: Princess on 2008-06-13
I broke out like crazzyyyy last year, the same exact day. And my mom used clorox on it, no diluting either haha. It went away like that. ^^. But this morning, I was covered in them D: So I was wondering, if I poured like a cap full in my shoewr gel, and then took a bath, would that be effective?
I mean, I have them in places I didn't know existed, and they itch like crazy, I'm positive I am spreading them everywhere toooooo. Some one PLLLLZZZ answer me, I have triplets coming over soon, and they are five months, I don't want them to get it. Plusssss, I was wondering, how do I clean stuff? Lysol disenfectAnt wipes? D:
bleach works for a bit Comments By: anon on 2008-06-18
i had a very bad ring worm and i would have tried anything to get rid of it...i used bleach and it dried it up and got rid of it...i thought it was over and than it came back i use bleach and it is helping but i just wonder how long i will keep getting
KEEP COMING BACK Comments By: stacey on 2008-06-25
i have been getting ringworm off and on for about 2 years. The creams work but it always come back months later. I'm wondering if the bleach will kill the fungus once and for all. I'm not worried about scarring because it seems like a scar is always left from all the other ringworms i've had
anyway. WELL IM ABOUT TO TRY IT! wuts the worst that could happen? This has been going on for 2 years and I will try anything cuz the creams seem to not work.
TRY IT ANDF SEE Comments By: YVETTE MCR on 2008-07-06
just used bleACH ABOUT TEN MIN AGO AND ALREADY SEE IMPROVEMENT I HAVE THREE PENNY SIZED ONS AND ABOUT TWENTY SMALL SINGLE BUMPS HOPE THIS WORKS
time Comments By: anon on 2008-07-18
im a wrestler in highschool and all my buddies tell me i should bleach it just the problem is how long would i have to leave the cotton ball on this dumb fungus?
Bleach is a proven method over and over again.... Comments By: Jon Doe Doy on 2008-07-21
Not only does bleach work for ringworm but it also works for posion ivy. Now im not saying go out and do what i do but i am highly allergic to posion ivy. It had spread all over my right side so my stepdad scraped it open and put bleach on it. It was gone a few days later and no itch or scars. I
do the same with ringworm and it still works magic
BELIEVE THE HYPE - BLEACH WORKS Comments By: bleach works on 2008-07-24
I have had ringworm for a few months and its slowly got worse, not only in it's state but it's made me feel horrible. The doctor gave me a cream but I knew there was only so much a cream could do, so I took the tip of using bleach from this site, and within 12 hours the colour had DEFINATLY
changed and I honestly think it's working. I was really worried about using bleach, but it didn't burn because I didn't leave it on for too long, and once it had been on for about 10 seconds I wiped cool water over it. DON'T BE SCARED OF USING BLEACH! I have made sure I use the cream as well, and I use the bleach at least 3 times a day ALWAYS washing it away with cool water afterwards to prevent
scaring. will up date again in 2 or 3 days so confirm wether it has helped get rid of it completely.
Sucks Comments By: M23 on 2008-07-31
Yeah so I have a ringworm and it sucks. I put Clorox on mine and it did burn but only a little bit. I actually did it today and it has already improved.
Hey Comments By: M23 on 2008-08-01
So I did the clorox thing. Put the clorox on their then peroxide. Woke up and it is slightly gone. How ever you can also use lysol because it will kill it. On the lysol disnfectant bottle it will say that it kills fungus. I suggest that you buy some lysol disinfectant spray and spary it all over
you house and everything you use and touch. Also to prevent it from coming again buy some black soap or antifungus soap. If you have a ringworm on your leg or arm then just use blue star ointment then cover it with a band-aid and it will go away it just takes awhile
Bleach works, but you must use it ALL OVER! Comments By: Fungus-Free on 2008-08-03
I suffered with it for a year (picked up at the gym) and finally started sponge-bathing with it after a shower every day and again at night. If you do not treat your entire body you will just be leaving areas for the spores to re-infect you. It took about a month and a half to completely rid
myself of it. I diluted it with water about 50/50 and used a washcloth to wash my entire body except my privates. It stung a bit, but went away quickly. I never rinsed it off, defeats the barrier. My skin is not scarred, in fact it is beautiful, in great condition. I also washed my sheets every other day and used Bag Balm on it when the itch drove me nuts. It will appear to get worse before it
gets better, this is just because it is deep in the skin and you are bringing it to the surface, and KILLING IT! Stick with it, it really works.
specifics about bleach usage Comments By: mike on 2008-08-07
Using bleach on the skin can be ''touchy.'' Some ppl with naturally dry skin are quite sensitive to it, others, not so much. Whenever i get athletes' foot, for example, i use a bleach pen early in the morning, let it air dry, then put socks & shoes on, and go about my day. This cured my
toughest athletes' foot in 7 days, something that 30 days of lotrimin's 10-day formula couldn't even touch. but this is just me. One of my friends can't even handle a 10% bleach solution without getting a rash. I'd advise ''testing in a colourfast area.'' i.e.: somewhere that isn't vital (like the face) and somewhere that can be hidden (like the top of the foot, or bikini line) if you use it in
your hair, then you deserve what's coming to you.
it really works!!!! Comments By: Melissa on 2008-08-13
I used the clortimozole cream by itself for a couple of days which wasnt working to well so I started cleaning the ringworm with bleach and then applying the cream and within a couple of days it was all cleared up. It did sting a little but atleast it is gone
bleach worked .. Comments By: ray hernandez on 2008-08-24
i found out the doctor says after 2 weeks if it doesnt go away all they do is scrape it off .. so i scraped gently with a razor and kept dabbing it in bleach then once the layer of dead fungis skin was off which u can see on the razor .. i would dab it on with a paper towel. dont go too crazy
with the razor i did the first time and it scarred a lil. more or less just scrape gently, stops it in its tracks
burned but its worth it Comments By: dee on 2008-08-29
i had a ringworm on my right knee..1st,da mark was really small..kept on scratching it..den it got bigger like the size of my fist..bought anti fungal cream and it didnt work..den i saw dis bleach thngy on the web..i quickly bought a bleach bottle and applied it...4 hours later,no more
ringworm..but i got a ringburn..:( but its worth it..:)
Jock itch.... Comments By: T on 2008-09-03
I have ringworm on my crotch!!!!How I got it there do not know???I am a bit scared to put bleach on that part? I am using the cream, can't tell that it is working yet? HELP!!!!!
get rid of it Comments By: Anon on 2008-09-11
Add about one cup of Clorox bleach to a full tub of water as warm as you can comfortably stand it. Soak in the tub for a good while every day until ringworm goes away. After bathing soak infected area with apple cider vinegar saturated on a paper towel for a few minutes then rub in tea tree oil,
or jojoba mixed with tea tree oil and top that with lamisil. The ringworm should go away completely in about a month or so and relief of itching in a couple of days. Continue this regime for at least two weeks after ringworm has disappeared to make sure it is gone. Also, wash bedding and clothes in Clorox until you are rid of the ringworm.
Bleach did not only kill the rot but I found a new way of clearing my hard skin! Comments By: Lilly on 2008-09-13
I got ringworm from an ex boyfriend (nice eh) on my foot. It proved really hard to shift though the most effective cream was tinaderm which became unavailable since I moved from UK to NL . All NL treatments for this are as weak as water and it began to spread rapidly. So out of deperation I
started using bleach. Well it kills all germs dead, it says on the bottle and it is a germ. I used loads of it while scraping my horrible hard skin off in the bath and lo and behold not only did it quickly shift the "mange" but also melted off, harmlessly the dead skin that builds up on my feet. 2 Victories in 1!
Also I pour boiling water into my shoes once a week, though not advised for expensive italian jobs, my socks in a bucket of boiling water and wash bedding/under bedding other clothes hot.
I only use
Bleach does work quick on ringworm - what about cats? Comments By: Cat rescuer on 2008-09-16
I am fostering 7 cats who had ringworm, I got it from them, I put straight bleach on it and it dries up in a day. Works great. Wondering if I can use it on the cats, they have had it for 3 months and I've tried everything.
Clorox for ringworm and what else? Comments By: anon on 2008-09-21
Why would black people bathe with Clorox?
Bleach-7yrs. old-scalp Comments By: KAE on 2008-09-22
I just tried a 1pt.bleach 5 pt. water mixture on my son. He has them all in his head-large with puss. I had to take action. He is on Grisofulvin, but it taking forever.He got a haircut and they spread before I knew thats what it was in his scalp. And he is losing hair from the spots in his
scalp. This has been recurring for 3years now. I will report back in a few days.
I will let you know Comments By: R. Worm on 2008-09-23
I just started the treatment. It did not burn when I applied the bleach.
bleach huh? Comments By: anth on 2008-09-29
diluted? or straight? i dont give a crap about a scar. chicks dig scars. lol. its right under my bellybutton and itches like the meanest SOB. So straight or diluted?
Win the battle against the nasty fungal infection. Comments By: Anon on 2008-10-01
Listen I have experienced ringworm twice this year. Initially, I did not know what it was and the pharmacist told me to use anti-fungal cream. I used ultra-Lotrimin and it went away in around five weeks. Unfortunately, it came back in a different area of my body moving from the neck to my chest.
I made the doctor's visit for the so called more powerful prescription lotion with steroids in it. After spending a couple hundred dollars to see the doctor the prescription lotion failed to completely kill the ringworm infection. Here is how I finally got rid of it. 1. add a cup of Clorax to a full bath and soak every day, until it goes away. 2. do not apply straight Clorox to any open sores,
however, you can apply it straight on the ringworm after it has begun to heal. 3. Rub in tea tree oil first, and Lamisil or ultra-Lotrimin afterward. Any drugstore will sell tea tree oil or jojoba oil mixed with tea tree oil and it cost under twenty dollars a bottle. The oil and lotion should be applied after your morning shower and the bath should be in the evening followed with tea tree oil and
anti-fungal lotion. 4. You can also apply straight Clorox bleach with a q-tip or cotton ball before the oil and lotion and leave it on, because there is no point in rinsing it off. Again, do not use straight bleach on any open sores, but only after the ringworm has begun to go away and you are past the oozing blister phase. 5. (Optional) You can also take a paper towel and soak it with apple
cider vinegar for good measure. Hold it over the infected area for a few minutes, because the acid is a natural anti-fungal remedy. Do not rely on vinegar or rubbing alcohol alone, however, they are only added measures to fight the skin fungus.
go with bleach Comments By: amanda on 2008-10-03
i get ringworms every once in a while and the fastest thing to work is the bleach! put some on a q-tip and spread it all over the ringworm. it may leave the skin red from the bleach burning the skin but that heals!
You can SEE it working Comments By: Scott on 2008-10-10
Grab a Blacklight (UV) and you can phsyically see the fungus it lights up a neon green colour very cool, then you can work away at it with the bleach, im using it neat on a Q tip and just rubbing away at the fungus, its definately working! you can see the green fungus under uv flaking away and
staying away, im also following this up with tea tree oil and then anti-fungal cream MASSIVE improvement in just one day.
It Works but There's Some Bad Effects Comments By: Ringworm Killa on 2008-10-10
Bleach will clean the ringworm up within days, but it will scar the skin in that spot and there's no effecient way of removing scars. But you'll just have to make the choice of if you want bacteria on your leg or a life long scar. Something that works better than bleach is a medication pill you
can get from the doctor. It clears it up within days and it doesnt leave any scars.
Works but use an antifungal too Comments By: anonymous on 2008-10-11
My ringworm would not go away. After a month of using lamisil and tea tree oil it was worse, not better. So for the past 5 days I have been applying diluted bleach twice a day and it has made a huge difference. Definite fading and it stopped a new spot in its tracks. You still need to apply an
anti-fungal like lamisil though or you could just end up reinfecting yourself. Continue applying the anti-fungal for 2 weeks after symptoms have stopped too. You also need to wash your sheets and clothes in hot everyday and the same with your washcloth and towel every time you use it.
just tried bleach, work in a pet store Comments By: Cadie bandy on 2008-10-14
I work in a petstore were, of course, ringworm runs rampent. And freakin heck wouldn't you know I got the dang thing? I was obssesive about being clean, ridicuouslly so, and still got it. The bleach is working, remember, don;t use bandaids. But do
cover it with gauze. Over the counter stuff is the best way to go however. No one talks here much about fabirc, do I need to clean my sheets daily? Clothing I'm sure, but what about pillows? blankets? Couches? Will ringworm on the skin evolove into athlete's foot in the shower?
Ringworm spots leave marks Comments By: ANON on 2008-10-19
Ringworm spots will leave a mark when it heals no matter how it is treated and it will go away, at least somewhat, just like any 'bo-bo'. The OUTSIDE of the ring is the active infection. When applying ANY treatment to a spot start at the outside and work your way in. If you start at the inside
you may spread it even more.
Why do people rate something they haven't tried? Comments By: Dr Feelgood on 2008-10-20
Why would you do that? You have no idea if it works or not. My favorite is the people that give it 1 star, say they haven't tried it, and then state they are off to do it now. Also, just because something is natural, doesnt make it good or work well (not talking about bleach). If I told you that
rattlesnake venom cured your ringworm, you would try it rather than an OTC treatment because the OTC isnt natural. I will give this a 3 rating because it is unrelated to bleach, but at least I explain my rating.
How is it suppose to look? Comments By: Jody on 2008-10-24
So, after reading all these tips I decided to try the bleach approach. But My ringworm looks really weird and gross now. I don't know if it is going away so it looks gross. But its all crack-y and just plain awkward looking. Please someone
RINGWORM ON MY SKIN Comments By: Sandy on 2008-10-30
i got ringworm from work related, now i am on medication and home until i see my doctor again. i want to quick my job asap because i am afraid to go back to work and the ringworm comes back again. This never happened to me before as an adult. i sleep in the same bed with my husband and i am
afraid of giving him the skin worms. i cry somethings because just the thought of ringworms on my skin. if i am on the medication the pill and cream can my husband still come in contact with the ringworm. Its on my upper body meaning my arms, stomach,shoulders, and my back. please help me because i am about to go crazy.
ringworm makes me psycho!!! Comments By: fungi free now on 2008-11-03
i had a 6 month episode with ringworm. got it in a tanning bed and will never tan laying down again! started under my right armpit, had no idea what it was. made the mistake of shaving-starting there. i was COVERED!!!! in a week. meds for 3 months didn't help. finally turned to bathing in a tub
of full strength bleach. burned like hell but worked after a while. destroy everything you touched- wash bedding in hot water, scrub car seats, door handles, shampoo carpets... you name it... you MUST destroy any spores you may have left behind or you WILL be reinfected....
FYI Comments By: fungicidal maniac on 2008-11-07
The common name for this infection is misleading. I just wanted to reassure those who are confused/self-stigmatized: RINGWORM IS NOT AN INFESTATION OF WORMS,IT IS A FUNGUS. Ok, being host to a fungus is also disconcerting, but not nearly as unsettling as hosting worms. I had a spot on my skin
that I thought was simply an irritation, but since researching and viewing photos of ringworm, this is definitely the culprit. As a cell biology major, the bleach treatment seems reasonable, as chlorine is toxic to most organisms. Be advised though, it is also toxic to skin cells. Dilution and thorough rinsing shortly after application should minimize the toxic effects to your skin. My affected
area is on my lower back; I'd not even consider putting bleach on my face (as some posters have), due to the liklihood of scarring. I'll post my methods and the effectiveness after I try this treatment. Good luck to my fellow fungi assassains!
Bleach Comments By: Never Listen to Mom on 2008-11-11
My mom told me to hold the bleach on my arm for 5 minutes. I put the bleach on my arm for like a minute and now I have a spot on my arm without hair on it and it burns.
kill them suckers Comments By: james liebsack on 2008-11-16
Here is all you need in your arsenal, soap, hot water, tea tree oil, vitamin e cream or liquid pills, anti-fungal lotion lotrimin, or lamisil, apple cider vinegar and a bottle or two of Clorox regular bleach. First, take a hot shower in the morning to open up the skin pores and then massage
ringworm infected area with tea tree oil, because it is safe painless and goes deep in the skin. Second, rub in the anti-fungal lotion. Repeat two or three times a day with light coats of tea tree oil alone. Before you go to sleep rub in Vitamin E cream and apply a large size bandaid with the apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil soaked on the pad and remove in the morning, this will speed up the
recovery process. Third, if you enjoy bathing add a little Clorox to your bath, or if you want a bubble bath you can use palmolive anti-bacerial liquid dish washing soap. Mine was quite bad, but now it is almost gone six weeks later. Also, do not leave your shaving razor in wet areas, because the spores could reinfect your skin if your razor is not dry. Good luck, it worked for me.