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Bleach for ringworm, ring worm

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

Quick treatment (2-4 Days)
- 50% Bleach
- 50% Warm Water

Normal Treatment (3-6 Days)
- 2 Cups Water
- 1/3 Cup Bleach

Safe, Slow Treatment (1 Week+)
- 3 Cups Water
- 1/3 Cup Bleach


Visitors comments

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 help!!!
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.
Common sense when using bleach Comments By: Jason on 2008-11-25
All you need is a little common sense when using bleach on ringworm. soak a q-tip with bleach and gently dab it on the infected area. Don't apply too much, don't apply too little. You will know if it's right when it stings a little but not burn your skin. The fungus will die and you'll live happily ever after.
BLEACH = Nasty Scares Comments By: anon on 2008-11-25
from my experience i will never use bleach again. i now have 8 horrible red scars thanks to trying this method, it killed the ringworm off but i would much prefer putting up with them for a little longer than being left with these ugly scars for the rest of my life :(
i tried bleach as the creams i tried wornt working very fast. Also nail polish which i think aided in making the scars worse do dont try this one either.
i recommend that you use lamisil as it kills the fungus as opposed to other ones that just stop it from growing and make them die very slowly. i applied on so new ones that i hadnt put bleach on and they were gone in a week if only i had known this would work earlier :(
hopeing that others can learn from my experiance, its a horrible thing to go to.. and memba to wash sheets and clothes every night and clean bathroom to get rid of the stupid thing so u dont re-infect yourself... im feeling really depressed about my scars and so please dont use bleach on your skin, not ever!

The RINGWORM KILLER Comments By: James Liebsack on 2008-11-28
An anti-fungal drug is medication used to treat fungal infections such as athlete's foot, ringworm and candidiasis. Such drugs are usually obtained by a doctor's prescription or purchased over the counter. Antifungals work by exploiting differences between mammalian and fungal cells to kill the fungal organism without dangerous effects on the host. Unlike bacteria, both humans and fungi are eukaryotes. The fungal and human cells are similar at the molecular level. This means it is more difficult to find a weakness in fungi to attack that also does not exist in human cells - so, if you attack the fungus, you may also attack the human cells the fungus live on. Consequently, there are often side-effects to some of these drugs. There are several classes of anti-fungal drugs. Allylamines inhibit the enzyme squalene exposidase, another enzyme required for ergosterol synthesis. Terbinafine marketed as Lamisil in North America and Butenafine marketed as Lotrimin Ultra are OTC anti-fungal medications in this group classification. Alternative remedies may also be used to treat ringworm infection or fungal infection, too. Popular remedies are Tea Tree Oil, Neem Oil, Vitamin E, Vinegar Apple Cider, Lavender/Myrrh Oil, Goldenseal/Thyme, Ginger, Garlic Powder, Honey, Cinnamon, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Aloe Vera, Baking Soda, Salt, Borac Acid, Rubbing Alcohol, Garlic, and Bleach. Obviously, it is not necessary to use all of the above to kill ringworm, however, ringworm is stubborn and can spread if not adequately treated. I beat a bad case of ringworm after the failure of using a doctor prescribed prescription. I beat it using only the following; tea tree oil multiple times a day two to four times; Lotrimin ultra or lamisil once a day; a combination of apple cider vinegar/tea tree oil applied to a bandaid once a day before sleep and removed in the morning to break up the infection; later, I switched to using only tea tree oil and honey or Vitamin E oil rather than the Apple Cider Vinegar. Last, I recommend you use your God given hands to rub in the oils and lotions instead of all the dab and dot stuff with q-tips and cotton balls etc., the idea is to work it into the skin. After application with your Hands and fingers just wash your hands well with soap. I hope this gets rid of everyone's ringworm problem, because it worked for me. Be patient it may take a month to six weeks to totally eradicate the problem.
Mix bleach and water 50 50 dab with QTip Comments By: S on 2008-12-06
I acquired ringworms from a stray cat I rescued. I have a total of 27 spots. I have tried everything under the sun and am taking all precautionary measures in my environment, but miraculously the only thing that seems to noticeably work is the bleach. I mixed 50/50 bleach and water in a container and once a day I Q-Tip the solution on each spot give it time to dry then dab my athletes foot ointment on and its the first concoction that has finally shown any positive rewards. Good luck!
DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE Comments By: n on 2008-12-14
DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE. I didn't and ended up with chemical burns. at least dilute 1part bleach : 3part water. I am a bit concerned that the bleach made the ringworm worse and helped it to spread. bleach will kill the fungus but it will also eat the surface of your skin making it possible i believe for the fungus to spread and burrow into these new surface 'cuts'. this is how i believe mine became much worse... so be careful.. i found that patting a diluted mix of bleach with a cotton swap on the ringworm and letting it sit for a few seconds then rinsing off immediately under running cold water, and repeating this process a few times immediately afterwards once a day worked well. then i applied fresh aloe from the plant to help with the slight burns and let it dry on my skin before putting on a layer of anti-fungal cream. IF YOU USE BLEACH BE CAREFUL YOU DO NOT MAKE IT WORSE!! if done carefully the skin may turn red around the ringworm and the next day some of the ringworm may turn brown and flake off. moving carefully and taking a few days to gradually get rid of the ringowrm is much better than giveing yourself horrble and painful chemical burns that take forever to heal and possiblly scar the skin. and may not kill all the ringworm or give it gounds to spread
its not burning Comments By: sian on 2009-01-28
iv had ringworm 4 about 10 months now i now its descrafull but its on the bottom of my foot but im a model and i cant have this kind of stuff iv tried everything now im trying bleach i just put it on but its not burning at al i want to get rid if it i told my hubby it was a birth mark thank god he doesnt no ablout ring worm its never been itchy or anything but it is rin worm its in exactually the same shape as a love heart go figur is it still working if it doesnt burn
I'm just trying it. Comments By: vvfvfdvfvv bbbgdbf on 2009-02-01
I just put the bleach on and idk if I have to wash it off or not? idk I'm just gonna keep it on. It burns but not bad at all. I hope this works it's kind of red right now "/.
RINGWORM DIET Comments By: James Liebsack on 2009-01-18

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