Is Manuka Honey good for Eczema?

Is Manuka Honey good for Eczema?

 

While the value of Manuka honey in the treatment of childhood eczema is yet to be proved, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence coming to the fore. In this article we look more closely at Manuka honey and ask whether it’s worth a try as you seek ways to alleviate your child’s eczema. Application of Manuka honey to the skin is thought to help in killing harmful bacteria, reducing or removing the incidence of eczema outbreaks. By treating the eczema-affected area it’s thought to help keep the zone moist which helps to reduce flare-ups and aids the skin’s recovery. The high viscosity of honey is also thought to form a barrier for the skin which is helpful in preventing infection in the first place.

Do a bit of research and you’ll find lots of uses for Manuka honey (besides eating, that is!). From wound care to cancer treatment, the potential benefits of Manuka honey are now being taken seriously by the scientific community and there’s lots of research going on.  While the value of Manuka honey in the treatment of childhood eczema is yet to be proved, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that it can help. We look at the available scientific research into the effectiveness of Manuka honey in treating eczema and the practicalities of using such a sticky substance on children.

Application of Manuka honey to the skin is thought to help in killing harmful bacteria, reducing or removing the incidence of eczema outbreaks. By treating the eczema-affected area it’s thought to help keep the zone moist which helps to reduce flare-ups and aids the skin’s recovery. The high viscosity of honey is also thought to form a barrier for the skin which is helpful in preventing infection in the first place.

 

 

 

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