Can You Use Clorox for Toenail Fungus?

Soaking feet in water with a bit of Clorox bleach is an obscure, but often effective low-cost remedy to treat toenail fungus, according to Black Pearl Botanicals. One approach is to soak feet twice a day in water mixed with a capful of bleach for several weeks.

Possible side effects of regular soaking in chlorinated water include white toenails and dry, irritated skin. However, many people tolerate these effects in exchange for the ability to clear up the fungus, reports Black Pearl Botanicals. People must be diligent in their soaking for several weeks to eradicate the fungus and prevent it from returning.