Does Manuka Honey Cure Nail Fungus?

Yes manuka honey is able to cure nail fungus in two ways. In theory this is. Because of manuka honey’s powerful antifungal properties it is an effective topical agent to fight of the fungus that causes the yellow, cracked nails. But there’s more.

According to experts (such as the Mayo Clinic) the most efficient treatment of Onychomycosis (nail fungus) is oral. They advice to use prescription drugs to fight off the fungus from the inside out (systemically).

But many people encounter side effects as a result of using such prescription drugs. Manuka honey, which is completely natural, can also be taken internally. Thus it works both topically and oral. Cricital note: whether or not the honey is powerful enough to enter the bloodstream and reach the infected nails is disputed.

Research indicates manuka honey to be able to effectively treat; athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. All fungal infections.

Nail fungus infections are highly contagious. Usually the fungus enters the nail through cracks or cuts in the nail. Once there it thrives under the nail bed. The nail affected by a fungus will start to get discolored, thick and sometimes bridle if left untreated. Optimal conditions for the micro organism are moist and warmth.

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