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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



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 luck...
 
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 worked
 
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 WORM.

 
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!



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