*READERS’ KEYWORD QUESTIONS*
Q1: * does bleach kill Malassezia *
Q2: * does chlorine kill Massalezia*
‘ massalezia? ‘
Yep!… a very tricky one to type
I trip over it all the time too, lol!
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A: Assuming ‘Bleach’ means Chlorine too.
There are different types and strengths of Bleach
many of which contain other ingredients as well
making it hard to offer a universal answer
so i will take it in categories of personal experience.
Another consideration in regards to those questions above is
do they refer to Bleach/Chlorine used on Clothing, Bedding
Items and Surface Areas – or used on the Body.
I will answer about the use on the Body first:
At The Pool
For more than a decade, while on Antibiotics –
– Malassezia undiagnosed and any problems assumed as side effects-
i used to swim daily -until my recent health setback-
at our Local Public Heated Chlorinated Pool.
Soaking in it for one hour every day did Absolutely NOTHING
to either eliminate or reduce the effects of Malassezia
in fact the Opposite- as it had a detrimental effect on the skin
drying and killing off any sensitive friendly Flora!
In the Bath Tab
In the beginning while i was in the dark, desperate beyond belief
and following uninformed forum advise and solutions
i added it for several months in my Bath.
Again, it did nothing — and again— bad for the sensitive Friendly Flora
and the dried tortured skin.
In both cases above, the Bleach although in relatively high concentration
and practically un-washable off the skin – smell and all- it was:
a) Diluted!… and
b) Malassezia was protected under the skin layer and with plenty of time
to Retreat quickly into and inside Internal Private areas(!) Anal / Vagina
(or Penis for men) – where Chlorine / Bleach could not reach.
Recently even Salted/Chlorinated Pool water had the same effect as above
initially mistaken effective until the upsetting discovery of the Relocation!
Repeated experiences of night perspiration and pyjama/underwear
-see ‘Malassezia and Perspiration’ in *Malassezia Blog*-
stained with either gray, looking like mould or orange, looking like rust
i had to soak them in water with Bleach/ Chlorine + Laundry Powder
for near a week without any success of clearing the stains and assuming
that Malassezia –and more resilient Spores?– were presumably dead.
Other Detectable Areas
In a Previous Entry – see ‘Humidity’ – i have described how Malassezia
collected in a plastic container placed under the Urn meant to catch water
forming a wide rim layer and continued growing despite frequent emptying
and rinsing the container.
( Before the Bleach)
Then in a 2 cm depth of water i added about 1/4 cup heavy duty Bleach
as in Chlorine plus Sodium Hydro-long names – Lol! and let it stand
for approximately 1/2 hour.
Below is the same container –still containing the same small amount of water
plus the Bleach – – – – minus the Rim… or its Bright Colour!….
I am inclined to believe Malassezia Dead… or just … turned White?… Lol!
(After the Bleach)
So in regards to the Question if Bleach Kills Malassezia, i would say
it all depends on where/ how and how much of Bleach is used.
Considering that Malassezia
a) Is practically Everywhere
b) Is Produced Internally as well
b) Can complete its Cycle Internally
as well as externally
Chasing it with Toxic Chemicals it is like a Dog chasing its Tail
And Harmful to the Body as well…
Applying on Cothes or External -non Body areas- as long as they are
rinsed thoroughly, may get rid some quantity but only temporarily…
Recommended Reading Entries in Order of Posting
* MALASSEZIA BLOGS *
* Malassezia Blog *
Photos – History of Treatments and Results
* Malassezia Daily *
New Photos – New Discoveries
Treatments and Results
Malassezia Issues – Related Topics
Readers Questions Answered
Malassezia and Medical Research
Health and Immunity – Nutrition Diet