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Can manuka honey be used as a sinus rinse for both bacterial and fungal sinusitis?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
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In brief: Little research

It is difficult to answer this with certainty as this is an alternative treatment that has not been well studied.
In theory it should be helpful for bacterial infections, as manuka honey has been used topically to treat skin infections. I have found a few studies to support its use for sinusitis, both for bacteria and fungi, but no large scale studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21518647.

In brief: Little research

It is difficult to answer this with certainty as this is an alternative treatment that has not been well studied.
In theory it should be helpful for bacterial infections, as manuka honey has been used topically to treat skin infections. I have found a few studies to support its use for sinusitis, both for bacteria and fungi, but no large scale studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21518647.
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