How to use bleach to cure ringworm

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How to use bleach to cure ringworm
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Ringworm is not only an unsightly skin condition, it is often unbearable for those who suffer from it. Ringworm is the result of a fungus, and is highly contagious. It is itchy and can burn, causing constant irritation. There are numerous over-the-counter and prescription medicines for ringworm, but not all work for everyone. There is a simple home remedy that usually works quickly for ringworm sufferers, relieving the itching almost immediately and getting rid of the ringworm in as little as 3 days. This wonderful home remedy is chlorine bleach.

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Things you need

  • Chlorine bleach
  • Distilled water
  • Sterile cotton swabs
  • Sterile cotton balls
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Put 2 cups of warm, distilled water into a glass bowl.

  2. 2

    Add 1/3-cup of chlorine bleach to the water. Swirl around to mix.

  3. 3

    Dip a sterile cotton swab into the bleach mixture. Apply the wet cotton swab directly to the ring worm, going 1/4 inch over the edge of the ringworm to the clear skin. Repeat this process with clean cotton swabs until the area is covered.

  4. 4

    Leave the bleach on the skin over night or as long as possible.

  5. 5

    Use a sterile cotton ball on the ringworm if you have a large patch you need to cover.

Tips and warnings

  • If you find the bleach mixture burns your skin, dilute it with another 1/2 cup of water. On the other hand, if you are seeing no results with the bleach treatment, bring the water amount down by 1/2 cup until you see results.
  • Wash all bedding and clothing that has come into contact with the ringworm in very hot water.
  • Do not use straight bleach as it can burn and scar the skin.
  • Once the cotton swab or cotton ball has touched the ringworm, do not return it to the bleach mixture.
  • Be careful not to get the bleach mixture on clothing.

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