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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

***APPLY EVER FOUR (4) HOURS***



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Did I leave it on too long?? Comments By: Anon Martin Paredes on 2011-01-09
I'm a wrestler and this is my first year, so I couldn't tell a bruise from a ringworm. I did notice it however 3 days before my invitational, and thought nothing of it. The day of the tournament I go to weigh in like every other wrestler in my underwear and get in line to weigh in. Well the guy who was heckling everyone noticed my ringworm on my collarbone and said I couldn't wrestle. Man, I was bummed. Basically, I'm looking for something to cure it right away so I can wrestle. My coaches told me about te bleach so I decided to look it up. I found this and tried it. But I think I was a little eager, because I left it on for about 20-30 minutes and now it looks like it's bruising. Do I continue treatment, and don't tell me to go to the doctor, I can't
 
Im trying it, I don't care at this point Comments By: Orchid214 on 2011-01-14
I've had ringworms since middle school. Now a mother and wife Im embarrassed to even be intimate with my husband because its all over my body! Not to mention, my three-year old had one by her little toes. Thats it Im killing this ringworm asap...I do wash my dishes with bleach...I don't see why I can't do the same with my body.
 
no need to worry Comments By: Anon on 2011-01-20
i keep seeing comments about concerns over scars on skin, things getting worse, etc. i wrestled throughout highschool and college and ringworm was a problem with many people, including myself. each and every time i've used bleach (not diluted) and it has worked every single time - yes, it burns a little, but that's because it's working. ever use acne medication on a zit and it burns some? same thing - that's because it's working. if things turn super red and irritable you are experiencing an allergic reaction; rare, but possible - and fixable (see a doctor). if you have ringworm, dab a paper towel/cotton swab with bleach and apply it to the fungus once a day until it disappears. it works and you needn't worry if it burns a little. hope i helped.
 
Using Clorox Bleach ETC. On Ringworm Lesions Comments By: Anon on 2011-01-20
I volunteer in 3 animal shelters and have just been diagnosed with Ring Worm(1 lesion on arm) All 3 shelters said using the Bleach method "diluted" with water will help to "dry" the lesion..NOT "kill the Fungus! Drying and not seeing it isn't "curing" or "killing" it!! It helps with the itch and is disinfecting the skin,but the Prescription cream and precautions are where it's at!! Bleach is an extra. have gotten some really good info from reading this site and am glad to have found it!! 'm going to try the Bleach and water too!! But along with the cream. - The One Problem I see as I read is that a lot of people NEED to see a Doctor and "stick" with the Prescription Cream program! Doctors do what is supposed to be done,the rest is up to us! Also,to realize that it's a Fungus carried by Spores. It's "not" a virus! The cream kills the Fungal infection over a 3 wk period of time. After 3 weeks,the Dr. said to "continue the cream for "2 more weeks" even though u don't see it anymore!! Fungus hides and Spores can survive if other things aren't done.So for those of u who "just live with it,or say "great after 3 days "it went away" etc.,NO,it doesn't "go away" and it isn't "killed" It's a long damn process and part of educating ourselves about RW and how to deal with it is part of it all. It's a vicious cycle if the cleaning of the environment,bedding etc. isn't done. It's endless,I se it at the shelters. Anyway,Thank you for this site and the sharing. I'm going crazy over it too and it's only the 4th day!OMG!!
 
questiono Comments By: anon on 2011-02-01
i kno i should leave the bleach on for about a minute but can i wash the bleach off after?
 
Dammmmm! I cant believe this! Comments By: cant wait! on 2011-01-27
had this shit for over a year now. on both my rist on the inside and back of my neck. thank God that im not ugly and have enough hair to cover the back of my neck. my rist look like im spider woman getting ready to shoot a web out of my veines and my neck makes me look like one of those women who never wash there neck!!!!!! any way just started the bleach today 1-24-11. just started using iodine too. both work great. bleach will burn or sting for a little while(SO WHAT)that means its working.
 
The only thing I use to treat! Comments By: Shelley on 2011-02-01
I work at an animal hospital and have contracted ringworm at least 6 times. Well make that 7 now :( The only thing I use to treat it is bleach. I learned that trick at my first job at the humane society. We used to have all sorts of sickly animals that had it, so you really had no choice, you just learn to deal with it. We would mix the pet shampoo with bleach for the affected animals to be washed in. We would take Qtips and cottonballs with bleach on them and scrub our spots. No lie, it burns like hell fire, but it goes away quick. Its a lot cheaper than all the creams and pills you would have to buy! Good luck!
 
Thinking about it.. Comments By: anon on 2011-02-02
Im thinking about useing the Bleach but im not to sure just yet. I have ringworm, AGAIN, but on my shoulder this time and im not exactly sure where i got it from now. I use to have it on my both my arms and ive used Lotrimin cream but im not exactly sure if thats working because i dont see improvements useing this cream. Sooooo I dont remember how the ringworms from the first time went away but i did use Lysol Disenfectent spray because it does kill viruses and bacteria and ect. I just spray it on a q-tip and apply it to he ringworm and i think thats how i got rid of it the first time so im trying it again. If this doesnt work then im useing the bleach.
 
lets hope it works!!!!!!!!! Comments By: Chris on 2011-02-11
im pretty sure what i have on my arm is ring worm although its not a full circle, but its getting there and is very icty. i just put some bleach on it (bleach pen cause i have no bleach liquid) and i felt no burning what so ever. lets hope it works tho. ill definitely be keeping it posted.
 
Lysol, Rubbing Alcohol, Clear Nail Polish Comments By: Heartless Vixen on 2011-02-18
Ok, I got ringworm for the first time, and I felt completely sick to my stomach. I bathe regularly, and wash clothes damn near every day. OCD :/ My step dad got it from a co-worker (works on cars), and I got it from him. SUCKS.

Well, this is what I did to KILL it within approximately one week:

Day 1: I panicked, so I immediately tried using rubbing alcohol. It dried somewhat, but was still itchy and red.

Day 2: I used rubbing alcohol again, continued to dry it out, but the outer ring was still very red and ALIVE.

Day 3: I'm desperate now. I spray on Lysol Disinfectant Spray, tingled a bit, but it felt like it was working better than the rubbing alcohol. As it dried out, I put clear nail polish on it to suffocate it while the lysol basically did it's job.

Day 4: Peeled of the nail polish, which was actually a little fun lol (comes off with ease once fully dried). It was very dry, but I still noticed a little red left, and wasn't cool with that. I was confident that I wasn't breaking out though (this decision is up to you!). Sprayed more lysol, then applied more nail polish. Left it on overnight.

Day 5: Peeled off nail polish again. Ringworm scabbing and very dry. Sprayed more lysol just to be sure. At night, applied another quick spray and nail polish.

Day 6: Removed polish, ringworm dead and dry. No red anywhere, no itch, and I'm happy! Just to be safe, I sprayed on another application of Lysol.

Day 7: Just stuck with scabbing that can be peeled off over time, and a few dark marks. I'm going to start my cocoa butter application for a while with Ambi cream (Yes, I'm african american). I'll be back to update!

After research, I don't advise using bleach at all. I really don't. It kills the surface of the ringworm, but does not go deep into the skin, and I've been told, bleach scars from ringworm are harder to lighten. In other words, it can come back when it wants! I wanted to try bleach initially, but I was terrified. I'd use this home remedy listed above for those afraid of the bleach method, and follow up with a cream for fungus. I don't suggest creams for ringworm because they keep it moist - ringworm needs to be DRY to die. Use the creams later! GOOD LUCK!

 
TRYING.. Comments By: Joshua on 2011-02-27
HEY GUYS.!! i think i have ringworm.. I'm trying the bleach thing.. it burns like hell.. grrr., I'm just afraid because after I apply bleach there's a little fluid oozing from it.. is it normal?? PLS REPLY!!! waaaaa.. thank you guyz.. this is my first day trying the bleach.. ;]
 
NuSkin instead of fingernail polish Comments By: Fellow sufferer on 2011-02-27
Perhaps consider NuSkin instead of fingernail polish. It is a liquid bandage and intended to be used on the skin. It also is antiseptic.
 
iT'S WORTH THE BURN!!!! Comments By: NIKI on 2011-03-01
I HAVE RINGWORM ALL OVER MY ARMS, BACK, STOMACH, PELVIC AREA, AND NECK. SOME PEOPLE TOLD ME TO USE BLEACH. I WAS A LITTLE THROWN OFF BY IT AT FIRST, BUT AFTER PERSCRIPTION CREAMS NOT WORKING AND IT ONLY SPREADING I WAS DOWN TO TRY ANYTHING. I STARTED USING PURE BLEACH ON ALL MY SPOTS WITH A COTTON BALL AND I WAS EVEN SURPRISED AFTER ONE TREATMENT. I AM ON MY 2ND TREATMENT AND WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT ONCE OR TWICE A DAY TILL ITS GONE. WHEN DOING IT, THERE IS A BURNING EFFECT THAT YOU WILL GET. BUT ITS WORTH IT TO ME, RATHER THEN BE COVERED BY RINGWORM.
 
Absolutely NOT Comments By: Perry on 2011-03-03
I had ringworm awhile ago and tried this method. It not only burned so bad, it doesnt get rid of the bacteria underneath your skin. I can pretty much power through burning/pain if it is helping but after a few days I had to go to the doctor. My rings were scabby and when i told my doctor what I did she freaked out and informed me that no matter what you should never put bleach on you skin, especially any kind of abnormal skin problem!! People please do not try this!
 
Is It Supposed To Sting? Comments By: Anon on 2011-03-04
I've tried it once, is it supposed to sting though? If so how long
 
Is It Supposed To Sting? Comments By: Anon on 2011-03-04



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