Hongo Cura Anti-Fungal Ointment & Spray Review - For Reducing Symptoms Associated With Athletes Foot Athlete's Foot Updated August, 2020
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Hongo Cura Anti-Fungal Ointment & Spray Review


Manufacturer’s Claim

Hongo Cura Anti-Fungal Ointment & Spray claims to offer symptomatic relief of the burning and itching associated with athlete’s foot. The manufacturer offers both a long-lasting cream and an easy-application spray. This review will help navigate customers through the many product options available when it comes to athlete’s foot solutions as we examine all aspects of the offering from ingredients to guarantee.

Formula

These products contain the following key active ingredients:

  • Cream: 5% undecylenic acid and 20% zinc undecylenate
  • Spray: 25% undecylenic acid

Undecylenic acid is a popular ingredient used in many athlete’s foot formulas to decrease and eliminate fungus growth while preventing the potential reinfection in the future. Zinc undecylenate, which is in the cream version, is primarily known to relieve symptoms like itching and burning rather than relieving the fungal infection itself. In saying so, the cream application is not likely an effective solution for athlete’s foot in comparison to competing creams and ointments on the market (which contain higher dosages of undecylenic acid). Both applications appear to be lacking hydrating and nourishing substances that have been known to support the healing process while decreasing recovery time. There is no mention if this product is all-natural, vegan-friendly, or if it’s manufacture abided to strict GMP quality guidelines. This is a concern.

Instructions

To apply Hongo Cura ointment, first begin by thoroughly cleaning and drying the affected area. Then apply a thin layer of cream. If using the spray, complete the aforementioned step and then spray the affected area as much as needed. Either application should be completed twice a day, in the morning and evening, over a 4-week period. This is quite a long time to expect results, which could be influenced by the lack of concentration of key active ingredients – especially for the ointment which contains a mere 5% undecylenic acid when the market standard is 25%. There is no mention if these products can or should be used together.

Cost

These products can only be bought from third-party sites and not from the manufacturer’s website. A 28g tube and a 60mg spray bottle cost the same price of $14.99. This is concerning as the although the spray may have a more accurate dose of undecylenic acid, you get substantially less that may not last the required 4-week treatment period. These costs may begin to accumulate with slow-acting results. Furthermore, there is no indication of package deals or discounts available.

Possible Side Effects

If the infection does not subside after 4 weeks of product use, or if irritation occurs, it is advised that customers consult a doctor. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their physician before commencing use. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend using a patch test.

Guarantee

It is unfortunate to note that there is no manufacturer’s guarantee available for these products. This is highly concerning and showcases a lack of confidence in the product efficacy. Furthermore, there are too few customer reviews to act as a testament to these products fulfilling the manufacturer claims, leaving the product quality in question.

Hongo Cura Anti-Fungal Ointment & Spray Review – The Bottom Line

Hongo Cura Anti-Fungal Ointment & Spray have ingredients that have been known to relieve the associated symptoms of athlete’s foot as well as fight infection and prevent reinfection in the future. However, the cream offers a substantially lower concentration of the antifungal ingredient undecylenic acid which may prevent it from being as effective as competing creams and ointments on the market. The spray bottle, although an easy application and accurately dosed, is missing nourishing ingredients to support rapid recovery. The lack of GMP certification, absent manufacturer guarantee, and insufficient customer reviews are also a concern. This is why we don’t recommend these products as the optimal athlete’s foot solution when there are many more well-supported and total care solutions available.

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