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Nail Fungus

 

Nail fungus is also called Onychomycosis. The most common types of fungi that cause nail fungus are dermatopytes or yeast.

Fungi are microorganisms that grow in dark and moist areas. A fungus is a parasitic organism like mold or mildew and they all thrive in dark areas. Toes are most exposed to being affected by nail fungus.

Usually the fungus enters under the nail bed or through a cut around the nail.
The nail affected by a fungus will start to get discolored, thick and sometimes bridle if left untreated.

About 3-4 % of Americans suffers from nail fungus. Usually adults are affected more than children unless one of the parents is infected.

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Nail fungus is contagious and can be transmitted in saunas, gyms, locker rooms, even by walking barefoot on a surface exposed to fungus.

 Because it is contagious, when one member of a family is infected many times the entire family can be prone to infection just by living in the same environment.

nail fungus

Treatment of nail fungus is very important. If left untreated it could become painful and could spread to the other nails. Usually treatment lasts for a long time and it does not always provide relief.

It is very difficult to cure nail fungus permanently that is why prevention is very important. One of the best ways to prevent nail fungus is to avoid walking barefoot in public area and not using a nail clipper or file used by a person with a nail fungus infection.

A week immune system could create an environment for a fungus infection. It is very important to maintain a strong immune system and to follow a few easy rules like not cutting our nails too short, avoid cuts and nail biting.  Also, always wear slippers around pools, public showers and keep your feet as dry as possible by changing socks often.

It is recommended to seek medical advice. Prescription medication is usually suggested. Unfortunately there is evidence that some of the medication prescribed for nail fungus cases could cause congestive heart failure and liver failure.

Nail Fungus and Manuka Honey

Fungal infections are a very common among affection among adults and children. Scientific studies proved that Active UMF Manuka Honey has the ability to stop the growth of fungi. Manuka Honey also has the ability to penetrate through the nail layer and affect the fungus directly and any bacteria that could be forming due to the decaying skin.

Indications:

External use:

It is recommended to apply a small amount of Active UMF 20+ Manuka Honey directly on the cleaned affected nail. Cover it with gauze and repeat at least twice daily. The moist antiviral environment created by Active UMF 20+ Manuka Honey could stop the growth of the fungus and eventually restore the nail bed and help nail re growth.

Internal use:

Active UMF 20+ Manuka Honey is also recommended internally with the purpose of regenerating the natural probiotics in the system and help improve the immune system.

It is suggested to take 3 spoons full a day, 1/2 hour before every meal for at least 2-3 month.

 

Disclaimer:
The information on this website is not intended to replace medical advise. We do not recommend people to stop taking their prescribed medications or to stop visiting their physician.
Our intention is to increase awareness about the potential healing qualities of the Active Manuka Honey and to make it available to people who are interested in homeopathic ways to regard diseases and who wish to experience the benefits of a product that received the attention of many international researchers.
Please seek medical advise if symptoms persist.


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