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treat ringworm with bleach

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It doesn't help, and it can irritate your skin.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Not the best choice: You would be better to use an over the counter anti fungal cream or to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for a stronger one.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
19 years experience Dermatology
Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescript ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
27 years experience Family Medicine
Not normally: You can see a fungus with a microscope. A simple skin scraping is all it takes. See a physician in your area.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Yes, but DONT do it: Bleach kills a lot of bad things, but it kills good things too, like your skin cells. Dont do it. Try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin creams fro ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Bleach will not cure ringworm and it may burn your skin. Apply a topical antifungal treatment that you can buy over the counter to the involved skin ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
Probably not: Topical or oral antifungals would probably work better and faster. Also, less likely to irritate your skin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Ring worm: U need an antifungal for this . Bleach may kill fungus but it may damage skin as well. See ur docotr if it is widespread, u may need meds by mouth. Al ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not proper treatment: Give your skin time to heal and the pigmentation will subside. God forbid, you get ring worm again, try an over the counter ring worm medication and n ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Adhesive Allergy: The term "adhesive allergy" refers to a form of either allergic contact dermatitis (acd) or irritant contact dermatitis (icd). The first is a true all ... Read More
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