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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.

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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

We have used it on cats at the Veterinary Clinic. Comments By: Fungus Among Us on 2009-07-29
I worked at a veterinary clinic where we would sedate the cats, put eye lubricant in their eyes for protection, give them a bath, then pour a 1 part bleach to 9 parts water mixture over the cats using a cotton ball to dab around the head. We would towel dry them, then use a hair dryer to completely dry the bleach mixture on them. The sedation and fast drying prevented them from ingesting or otherwise being hurt by the bleach mixture. Then we would reverse the sedation and wake them up. It seemed to work for the cats, so I'm trying a 10% bleach solution on my ringworm now. We'll see how it goes. Don't forget, you need to change your bed sheets, clothes and any other fabric that comes in contact with the ringworm fungus and wash them with bleach or bleach alternative. I use hot water, but I don't know if that matters.
I tried it...I used it in my bath Comments By: James on 2009-08-02
o.k good so far it cleaned me. I feel very fresh. The first layer came off, which is a good look because I did doubt this remedy. However I would not totally rely on this remedy. I would use creams also. This site advised T-tree oil and that has stopped my itching in 3seconds...not completely. so thank you. I canít wait till this s**t goes! I did not know that there are so many fighters out there just like me. I feel too ashamed to share it with any1 so this site is good for ppl to come together and share their experiences and victories. Iím trying everything at the mo. from T-tree to Canesten creme and the solution to bleach to Nizoral anti-fungal shampoo and capsels. Lets c how it goes! My question is if I use the bleach will that make the other medicine ineffective? will it stop working due to different chemical collisions?
2 VERY LONG SHOWERS A DAY! Comments By: james on 2009-08-02
Once in my ringworm life, I stayed in the shower for a very long time...doing this twice or at times 3 times depending if I used public transport. This dries out the layers of ringworm. I did not even use medication for the infection. I drank loads of water...only water. My complection looked bright and my spots even cleared. Most important my ringworm went. I used wipes during cleansing episodes and creamed my skin using finger rotations for a while. IT WORKED! now a year later it came bk BOO!
I may have a ringworm Comments By: Ty on 2009-08-16
Have a black spot with alot bumps on my left arm that look like they formed a circle. I just tried using bleach and I feel no pain and the spot doesn't seem like it going away. Should I keep using bleach,
DO NOT USE TEA TREE OIL ON CATS/KITTENS Comments By: Catlover on 2009-08-18
PLEASE don't use tea tree oil on felines. I made a tincture of tt oil, neem oil, and lavender oil (all straight, per my cat care book's instructions) and I almost poisoned my kitten. She got lethargic, had tremors, and would lie down for hours and hide. This was completely unlike her formerly playful and energetic self. I washed the tincture off, left her alone for a couple of hours (checking on her every 20 minutes) and she finally felt better and started acting normal. I Googled each of the ingredients individually and got huge hits on the tea tree oil poisoning cats. Their nervous systems and livers just can't handle it.
I haven't figured out what the answer is yet to her ringworm. but it's NOT tea tree oil.

STOP! READ THIS and thank me later Comments By: Andris on 2009-08-20
Put away the bleach, and use Dettol in a higher concentration. Fill a small bowl with warm water, mix in the Dettol- about 2 capfuls. Using a washcloth, apply all over the affected areas and let dry. In my case I had it all over my shoulders and back. About 30% of my back was affected by ringworm- thats how severe it was. I've struggled with ringworm for over 5 years, and now it is history. I saw results imediately and in 3 days it was gone. I just reapply once a week as a precaution- probably not even necessary. It is also good to use Dettol as a pre-soak for contaminated clothing before it goes into the washer. Try this and see for yourselves! You can soon be rid of this awful nuissance for good. If it worked for you please send a response and let me know!
annoyed Comments By: jordon on 2009-09-01
i had ringworm ages ago and it has left a huge pale mark on my back it is really ugly and i hate it does this mean the ringworm is still there or does it scar?
Collodial silver Comments By: Infected and itchy on 2009-09-14
Collodial silver and bleach are the only things that have worked for me. DONT MIX THE TWO, ITS ONE OR THE OTHER. Bleach will scar, I have had the scar for almost half a yr. now and its big and ugly! Seriously bleach works. Tea tree body wash is soothing as well. Note: stay away from hot showers.
Trying this out... I'm quite desperate! Comments By: Anon on 2009-09-19
Okay, so I'm thirteen,
I have ringworm ALL OVER.
I'm talking about my back, my chest, my stomach, my lower stomach, the area just before my genital hair starts, and on my panty lines. It's miserable. So I had my mom put the bleach on my back and stomach, and I got my boobs chest and other areas I just didn't want her going near. It burned. And I really hope it works. I'll continue to do this until it's gone... Wish me luck!

my 1st time Comments By: joanna on 2009-09-20
i am 16 and have ringworms.its killing me n i dont kow what to do. right now im lookin on line for home remedies cuz i cant go to da doctor. my sister told me bout the bleach i tried it and i guess i didnt have any patients with it. im tryin not to ich but its jus right there on ma arm n chest ima try again n tell u how it goes
i think is working Comments By: moreno67 on 2009-09-23
well this morning i give this a try i have fongus under my arms and my feet..and now the itch when away...i think this is gonna work i hope so ...
I have had ringworms for 1 week now Comments By: melinda on 2009-09-27
I got a couple ringworms like a week ago and i just went to the pharmacy to get the cream..ok that didnt work so i went to the doctor and he gave me pill form and cream form...and it has spread all over my body now.. i have at least 35 on me now..and im going to try the bleach method i mean if alot of u say it works what is the harm in trying it out..going now to try it out..ill be back to see what happens!
Fastest Remedy Comments By: Austin on 2009-10-02
I am a wrestler and ringworm is pretty common,being that i cant wrestle if i have ring worm i needed to find a fast way to clear up the fungus i found that bleach killed the ringworm in about 2 days and its cleared up within 3-4. i have never scarred from the bleach. just apply the bleach on a cotton ball and hold on the spot for about 2 min and rinse off. this has worked every time for me i hope it works for you.
That was amazing!!! Comments By: itchyscratchy on 2009-10-02
I've had ringworm for about 3 weeks now and it has been getting progressively worse over time to unbearable levels. As a last resort I have just discovered the bleach technique and the results are amazing. I would say the solution I used was quite strong, about 1 part bleach to 3 parts water in the sink. I just got a normal cloth, soaked it in the liquid then rubbed it over the area for no more then a minute and a half. It seem like it has almost disappeared. I think the key is to keep rubbing the solution on the area. My skin feels a little ruff, however there is no itching and I am sure this will subside!!!!
Bleach Really Works Comments By: April on 2009-10-05
Tried creams and it took for ever....Bleach started working in two days...
You can dilute it and it still works Comments By: The Idea Gurl on 2009-10-09
I have had ringworm several times and got it from animals, recently cats. The creams are not strong enough, and the expensive pills may work, but you have to be on them for weeks. I would use bleach dabbed on... 1 part bleach and 3 parts water. I soak a cotton ball and use it then keep it on hand in a baggie, I keep dabbing it on when I remember during the day. It does work. Sometimes you have to use an antifungal cream or virkon diluted or a paint on liquid anti fungal for athletes foot etc. put it on during the day and put a bandaid on it. Try to keep towels bedding etc. clean. Clear Nail polish works in a pinch if you have to go out or you may get in contact with someone. If you see raised little pink or red blisters that ooze pure clear serum, that can spread it, so that means it is not gone yet. Keep up with the bleach. It would not harm if you put a SMALL amount in laundry and even in your bath. Wash your clothes and stuff in hot water. Anything that can't get bleach on it and would get damaged in hot water, go to a livestock store and ask for Virkon or buy it online. It is a pink powder and hopitals, restuarants etc. use it. You can dilute it and spray it on carpets, your self, your tub, your clothes, toys it is an antifugal, antiviral, it kills germs in hospitals and in huge livestock barns etc. It is pink when you mix it... as it turns lighter it is getting weaker and when it turns clear, it is no longer working... super easy. You can bathe your animals in it, just watch out for their eyes,etc. You don't need to rinse it and if the animal licks it self it is not as harsh as bleach. Read pkg. and dilute do not use full strength dry or very strong mix. I have used it on myself, I have used it on cats and not rinsed... they have cleaned themselves, and they have walked on sprayed surface from Virkon, and they are fine. It smells decent, not like bleach and you can put it on clothes and scalp and not worry about it not washing out... ( dilute well and rinse for whites)
For the bleach treatment you can leave diluted solution on, and cover with clear waterproof bandages and it is treating it and smothering it at the same time. The bandage stays on in the shower and you can be around people and not worry they will get it. Good Luck all!!!

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