How To Use Bleach To Kill Scabies

How To Use Bleach To Kill Scabies

Can you kill scabies with bleach?

Yes, bleach will kill scabies. Bleach contains a chemical called hypochlorite, that reacts with the mites causing rapid oxidation, which quickly puts an end to the scabies. 

How do you use bleach to kill scabies?

You can use bleach to kill scabies in two ways. You can either dilute the bleach with water, and rub it on your rash, or you can run yourself a bath and add the bleach into your bath water.

How to apply bleach to your skin

  1. Add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to 2 cups of water.
  2. Get a cotton ball or rag and apply the diluted bleach to your rash.
  3. Repeat this twice a day until your rash goes away.

Some studies show that if it is diluted enough, bleach can have protective effects when applied to your skin. But, you need to be careful because if you do not dilute it enough, or you leave it on to long, it can cause burns rashes, and even whitening of the skin. If you have sensitive skin already, you should dilute the bleach more, to make it less harsh on your skin. Remember to keep it far away from your eyes, because it can cause severe burning.

How to take a bleach bath

bleach bath for scabies
  1. Fill your bathtub with water.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of bleach to the water.
  3. Soak yourself in the bath for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Repeat this everyday until your rashes go away.

I have heard from people who take bleach baths regularly, say that there isn’t any negative side effects as long as the bleach bath is diluted appropriately. Unless, you are allergic to bleach of course. I have personally not noticed any negative effects from adding 1/2 cup of bleach to my bath. One thing I have noticed from people who take bleach baths regularly is that they start to get whiter skin, which should not be a surprise. If you are are only taking bleach baths for a few weeks to get rid of your scabies, you might not notice your skin whiten that much.

More benefits of taking a bleach bath

Treats eczema

Bleach baths can help treat eczema by killing a common bacteria staphylococcus aureus, which lives on the skin and is often responsible for worsening eczema flares. It is hard to completely kill all staphylococcus aureus bacteria on the skin, but bleach baths have been shown to greatly reduce the amount living on your skin. Many people with eczema take bleach baths regularly, because of this.

Removes blemishes and whitens skin

Bleach baths can be used to get rid of dark spots, moles or any other skin discolorations. Bleach is also used to lighten the tone and color of skin. Because of this, many people are using houshold bleach as a beauty product.

Treats warts

Bleach can treat warts by killing the viruses that cause them, like the papilloma virus (HPV). Warts usually show up on your fingers and toes, and they are very unpleasant to look at. Many people use bleach baths, to get rid of warts and prevent the viruses that cause warts from spreading.

Kills ringworm

Ringworm is a fungus that is often spread people by the family pet. Ringworm gets its name, because it causes a rash in the shape of a ring. It can cause very itchy and scaly skin, and even hair loss. Bleach baths are a common treatment for ringworm, because it is able to kill the fungus and prevent it from spreading.

Precautions to using bleach

  1. Keep bleach away from children. If bleach is swallowed it can severely burn your esophagus and stomach, that may require immediate surgery. Bleach also causes asthma in children who are regularly exposed to it.
  2. Don’t mix bleach. If you mix bleach with ammonia or anything acidic, like vinegar, it will react to make chlorine gas, which is highly toxic, and can be lethal. There are many other things that bleach reacts with, such as window cleaner, detergent, and drain cleaner. It is best to never use bleach along with any other cleaning products.
  3. keep bleach away from your eyes. If you get bleach in your eyes, it can cause severe burning and even cause blindness.

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