Household bleach, also known as chlorine bleach or sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), is very alkaline (pH level of 11) and is mainly used in the home for whitening clothes, removing stains, and general disinfecting.
Sodium hypochlorite yields chlorine radicals – oxidizing – which readily react with many substances.
In general, applying bleach to the skin is not a good idea because it can cause irritation, burns and blisters. Make sure it is properly diluted.
Make a solution of two tablespoons up to half a cup of laundry bleach to a gallon of warm water and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes twice a day. This should clear up athlete's foot in a week or ten days.
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