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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***



Visitors comments



Ok .. say you have a fungus among us ...
outbreak ... under your arm pits .. crotch rot ... toe jam fungus (stinky feet)
Fungus behind your ears .. between your legs
on your neck ... on your back....

There is an easier way to go thank mixing
up a batch of homemade brew .. bleach bath.

Go take a Sauna .. then after you are all sweaty just walk into a public jacuzzi and
sit there for as long as you can take it.

I really don't like the heat, but they put
so much Chlorine with fungicide in all public jacuzzi that you will smell it on your skin for sure when you come out.

This is good advice .. plus .. make sure you wash everything with a touch of bleach, even colored clothes .. you have to do it or it will come back !!!

 
Absolutely works, did not burn Comments By: Anon on 2011-06-02
I used Clorox after reading this thread and finding the ringworm the same day...within an hour it was drastically reduced, I did a second application, then it was gone the next morning. Fantastic, I'm black, no affects to my skin at all, no burning, scars, darkening nothing. Amazing. Saved me a very expensive trip to the Dr.
 
^^ Update for earlier post Comments By: Anon on 2011-06-08
Tanning on top of all that is killing it!
 
Just starting the treatment Comments By: Shayla on 2011-06-06
I'm just starting the treatment of the ringworm with clorox and I'm not diluting it any. As I have read, it does burn but it is bearable. I hope the other steps follow suit and that my ringworm will be gone. I could care less about the scar because it's in a place that is always covered. But I'll be back tomorrow with an update!
 
soo far.. Comments By: Anon on 2011-06-06
So I had a red spot on the side of my upper thigh/butt for like 3 months and just thought it was from new detergent.. now I've got it all over my upper thigh and stomach. I'm pretty desperate to get rid of it so I've tried everything. I went to the doctor and he said use medicated sensile blue and lamisil cream for two weeks and if it doesnt go away, come back.
That's great. I need it gone now, so Ive been doing a mixture of things. I've done the bleach directly on the skin, which was awful.. I only chemically burned it. So now I bought dermisil and I'm taking bleach baths. Im also using lamisil and the sensile blue on top of that.. so far..
no change.

 
ringworm what to do Comments By: anon on 2011-06-13
i have a question. i have ringworm. i had been hearing that you shouldnt cover it with a bandaid that it needs to be air out and also thats its highly contagious. i have a 1yr old and i dont want her to get it. so do i cover it up
 
2 treatments in... and well... Comments By: jennifer on 2011-06-19
well i did a bleach swab around 10 last night, it did burn but i went to sleep last night & woke up this morning & most of of the inflamation & redness is gone. The itch is still there so I did another swab of bleach this morning. I use straight bleach. Burns, yes but relieves the itch.

I have had ring worm along my hair line on the back of my neck fow months and blue star ointment & prescription ointment healed it but has not rid my skin of it. It worked great for my sons ringworm on his cheek, but not me.

So three weeks ago was out sweating in the sun and that night I felt a pimple on my neck behind my ear, near the already diagnosed ring worm. Now the newby has formed & it is ringworm. So I am hoping the bleach will work on both. I will pop back on tomorrow to give another update.

 
Tried it on a test spot! Comments By: Sherri on 2011-06-23
I have no idea how I got ringworm on my scalp except possibly through my dog...and then I have no idea how she got it...but we are dealing with it. I first went to the doctor first of last week. At that time it was misdiagnosed and I was put on antibiotics and strong clobetasol (steroid) drops. It just kept spreading all over..the entire back and top of my scalp is covered. It finally dried up some because of the coal tar shampoo and it wasn't until this last weekend that I could actually feel the circles and ovals and then I knew what it was. Have been frantically searching ever since for a good remedy.....
Ok move up to this week..went to Dr. Yesterday...she confirms ringworm. She has no idea how to treat it...was going to use just ointment at first....had to talk her into some oral...so ok I am now on fluconazole...for 6 weeks! Ugh...how on earth did this happen...ok anyway...found this site..
move up to right about 2 hrs ago...tried the diluted 1pt clorox to 5pts water...also have a few suspicious places on my arm...dabbed it on there..held in place for about 3-5 min each spot (4 of them) Omg...the two on my fingers are barely noticeable now...the two on my forearm have shrunk up considerably probably by half!! I also put clotrimazole on right after to moisten and give topical anti-fungal...god knows this is everywhere now in my house...(that is a monumental task for today...house and dog get treated!)but it works...people this does work but you have to dilute it...do not burn yourselves please with straight bleach....it isn't worth it..and not only that...you risk a worse infection by tearing up the skin with something that harsh.
The areas on my scalp are much worse than my arm...so I am going to take it really easy and probably go 1pt bleach/6pt water at first to see how it goes or even more diluted right at first...this stuff is very tender and painful for me...so I want to start off slow.
I keep a soaked bleach rag beside me all the time...so if I scratch...I have my washcloth to clean my fingers with. I soak my brush in bleach after each use...all my towels immediately go in washer..clothes get washed as soon as I remove them...all spaces where I sit get wiped off with bleach water. Now how am I ever going to clean the dog bed ....I have not a clue..but I am sure it is a huge culprit right now.
Thank you sooooooo much for this page/site!!
by the way...I am a nurse...so big tip...less is more...start off with test spot...see how it goes. Again please ya'll do not use it straight. :)

 
Working on it Comments By: Kristen on 2011-07-18
My daughter had ringworm when she was around 4, and Lamisil worked great on her.

I recently found one on my torso (4 years after my daughter's incident). I am unsure where it came from, except I clean people's houses, and sweat, and sometimes my customers have dogs and I interact with them. So it is possible I picked it up cleaning, from an animal, and then due to sweating etc. it liked the environment. I'm a fairly clean person!

I started using Lamisil as I had for my daughter but it didn't seem to be helping, so after doing a lot of research I did try a bleach solution on a swab. I diluted it about 1:4 bleach to water. The first time I did not rinse it, but after that I did. I used it several times yesterday and again this morning. The skin is now a red circle but there is no itching, no inflammation, and from what I can see no active ringworm.

I will continue to bleach it each morning, and use Lamisil cream as a follow up every day. Possibly using the cream more often. I washed my sheets in bleach and covered it overnight with a bandaid after dabbing Lamisil onto it, to protect my washed sheets.

Also I think staying clean and dry, cotton clothing, air conditioning, etc. to help keep your skin from becoming sticky, helps.

 
INFORMATION: Comments By: SCAR IS NOT FROM THE BLEACH on 2011-07-21
1) RINGWORM IS NOT A WORM.
2) SCAR IS FROM HAVING IT FOR A LONG TIME, NOT NECESSARILY THE BLEACH.
3. THOSE WHO HAVE USED BLEACH AND CREAMS, THE BLEACH DID IT.
4) THE CREAMS, TEA TREE OIL, ETC, KEEPS IT MOIST, ANYTHING MOIST KEEPS IT ALIVE.
4) MY DOCTOR MISDIAGNOSED MINE.
5) BLEACH DRIES IT OUT AND KILLS IT.
6) IF IT TAKES DAYS, BLEACH WONT KILL YOU, JUST PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
7) MINE I HAD FOR A FEW YEARS, MISDIAGNOSED, THEN SPREAD BAD 6 MOS. AGO, STILL WASNT SURE WHAT IT WAS. SAW PICS, AND FINALLY ONE PIC AFTER MONTHS OF LOOKING AT THEM LOOKED LIKE IT.
8) DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ROUND.
9) STARTS OUT LIKE A PIMPLE. GROWS BY SPREADING OUT, EVEN IF YOUR KILLING IT WITH BLEACH IT WILL STILL SPREAD BEFORE IT DIES.
10) MAY LOOK LIKE A SCAR, BUT IT TOO, AS REPORTED ON THIS SITE WITH DISAPPEAR WITH TIME.
11) TO MANY PROS TO LISTEN TO THE CONS.
12) I WOULD DILUTE AT LEAST 1-3 TO BE SAFTER.
13) BE CAREFUL OF EYES AND SENSITIVE AREAS.
14) THE MORE YOU DO IT, IF IT DOESNT ITCH THE FIRST TIME, IT MAY AFTER BECAUSE YOU ARE TAKING IT OFF LAYERS AT A TIME.
15) READ THESE POSTS, DAYS BETTER THAN YEARS.
16)IF YOU HAVE IT IN ALOT OF PLACES, DRINK ALOT OF WATER. I AM ALSO TAKING VITAMIN C.
17)CAN CATCH FROM ANIMALS AND HUSB. WITH ATHLETES FEET OR JOCK ITCH.
18)I AM ONLY USING PHELS NAPTHA SOAP, KILLS CONTACT DERMATITIS, USED TO ALWAYS USE IT FOR POISON IVY, (TAKES THE INFECTED OIL OUT OF SKIN) AND BLEACH AND IT IS WORKING. IT IS ALMOST GONE.
19)I DONT RINSE THE BLEACH OFF, I ONLY DO IT WITH BLEACH ONCE A DAY. HAVE DONE IT TWICE AND IT IS DRYING OUT AND GOING AWAY.
20)REALLY BURNS, EVEN IF NEVER ITCHED OR OPEN WOUND. 2ND DAY ITCHED LESS.

I TRULY THANK GOD FOR THIS SITE...

 
ring worm spredig all over body Comments By: praveen mohan on 2011-07-25
doctor as given me a tablet for 14 days
wich costed me 150 dhs.an a tube oinmentof 2.please tell me a good sugestion how to bleach and were will i get the bleach how to use it.

 
Itchy and Irritated Comments By: Anon on 2011-08-02
I've had ringworm for over a month. The doctor prescribed a cream and that made it worse. It spread like wild fire all over my body. So my doctor gave me a shot and pills. That cleared up some of it, but I still have some, so I'm trying the bleach method now, hopefully it works.
 
IT WORKED ON MY CAT Comments By: 1kclady on 2011-08-20
Cat owner over 30 years NEVER a RW problem.
Been fighting it now for 4 months on 2 cats.
Other cats (all indoor cats) did not get it.
Used Trasaderm from vet
Used lotramin cream and gel for weeks NO Success!
Quarantined infected animal of course.
Cleaned environment 1:10 clorox brand bleach
First cat finally!! Cleared up!
2nd cat shows signs (vet cultured & was +)
Same medicinal treatment used on 2nd cat without success and it spread!
I have an electric Woods Lamp (not all strains of RW fluoresces). This strain did.
Used 1:10 CLOROX brand bleach
In 3 Hours fluorescing decreased
In 2 days NO fluorescing!!!
Used twice daily, dabbing - not rubbing- with cotton pad.

I plan on continuing for a few more days to be safe and will keep cat quarantined for at least another week to ten days. (RW may be present but not produce any signs/symptoms for 7-10 days) PS. I never got RW Wash hands thoroughly after handling infected animal.

#1. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN the environment
#2. Constantly check pet for outbreak
#3. What works for one may not work for another!
#4. Do NOT overuse any product or remedy.
#5. High temps to wash and dry pet beds.

GOOD LUCK!

 
burn Comments By: anon on 2011-08-03
i was worried i was getting a ringworm on the side of my face..so i applied straight bleach to it and must have put to much because it burned the skin right off and started to bleed..how do i heal that? btw it killed the ringworm instantly
 
Natural remedies for ringworm Comments By: MWegner on 2011-08-09
Ringworm isn't easily detected at the outset, and the the microbes causing it are stubborn. So, it is important to continuously treat it. There's a lot of natural remedies that help address this condition. You can apply 3 to 5 drops of essential oils of lavender or tea tree. You can also use echinacea tincture, goldenseal tincture and/ or myrrh tincture. Rubbing crushed garlic clove several times a day over the infected area can also help in fighting off the
ringworm. If the ringworm has already spread to other parts of the body, say for instance, on the feet, there are different otc products that one can use to avoid the condition from worsening. For instance, a product called Zerofungus is said to be effective in eliminating stubborn microbes.

 
For those asking: How to get rid of the scars in less than two weeks Comments By: ByeBye Scars on 2011-08-26
Use Nizoral Shampoo and Mederma. I found this on another forum and I swore if it worked I would try to share it in as many places as possible. I had three ringworm scars, one on my shoulder and two on my tummy (all a half dollar size or bigger). After I used my prescription cream (I didn't try the bleach)for two months, my doc told me it will take up to a year for the scars to go away. I wanted to cry. But in less than two weeks the scars are gone/light shade. This is how I did it: At night put Nizoral Shampoo on the spots and go to sleep (let it dry), in the morning take a shower and scrub the area using an exfoloating glove/rag ( I did it hard). Pat dry and use the cream the doc gave you for the rest of the day. Repeat this process for seven days. On the seventh night instead of the Nizoral shampoo use Mederma ( both are available over the counter) in the morning take a shower and you will see the dead skin and scar wash down the drain. Just to be sure dry off and rub the rest of it using a towel. Please note at times it might burn or be irratated an you might question yourself, but I promise you will see it dry up and look 100 times better. The following week I kept using the cream from the doc during the day and Mederma at night. Just make sure your fungus is healed before doing this. Good luck! And please share with others!
 



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