Aug 22, 2016
DMSO, or dimethyl sulfoxide has been used for many years by athletes to treat painful muscles and joints. DMSO builds up the white blood cells and increases immune production of migration inhibitory factors (MIF) by macrophages.
DMSO has been associated with a number of therapeutic benefits, such as for the healing of wounds; its use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal; softens collagen, helps eliminate hydroxyl free radicals in the body, stimulates the immune system, increases interferon formation, reduces the number of platelet thrombi, and is a potent diuretic. DMSO skin remedies are useful in treating topical fungal infections.
DMSO Testimonials for Multiple Alternative Treatments!
On this page you will find dozens of DMSO testimonials for numerous home and folk cures. Everything from DMSO pain remedies to DMSO for herpes; our readers have created a number of discussions over the use of DMSO for migraines, burns, hair loss, scars, wound treatment, muscle strain, and even for ticks. Let us know if you try DMSO for any of the ailments listed here, and especially if you know of a home use that we do not yet have listed.
Remedies for DMSO
|DMSO and Aloe Vera||3||2013-02-08|
|DMSO and Cayenne for Pain||2||2013-12-29|
|DMSO and Lugol's Iodine||1||2014-09-23|
|DMSO Side Effects||1||2014-09-22|
|Squamous Cell Carcinoma||1||2011-10-20|
Better But With Side Effects
I have been using DMSO for acne and it's the only thing that has seemed to help reduce the inflammation and really help with my severe acne. It does make my skin very dry and flaky, but if I use an oil free moisturizer it seems ok.
I have been using the DMSO morning and night and I just roll it over my face before my other skin care products. There is a slight/mild tingle and stinging for about 5 mins. I am also using on top of the DMSO the Jan Marnin Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion which I think is working well together with the DMSO. I'm not able to use Benzyol Peroxide because I am allergic to it, so the DMSO has been an amazing cure for my acne. I truly can't live with out it. If you are suffering from acne I would definitely recommend trying the DMSO. I use the roll on 70% DMSO 30% aloe or the 70% DMSO 30% distilled water. It's $10.00 on Amazon .:)
Hi, I have done several surgeries and have multilevel titanium rods and screws holding some of my vertebrates together. My question is can I use DMSO for back pain at the location that has the metal. Would this be toxic in anyway or dissolve the metal hardware?
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Posted by Pickle (Boston, MA) on 11/05/2014
I'm a 44 year old active mom that loves to do hard work in the garden, bike ride, hike, etc. I am generally healthy, but had a small accident when I was 27. Diagnosed with a ruptured L4. I managed it well though my 30's & pregnancies. When I hit 40, it started to give me trouble. Worse in the past 2 years, esp after a physical therapist did a move on me that sent it into a new stratosphere of pain. A year of painful hell followed. I rehabbed myself after bad advice/treatments from spine drs, orthopedist, physiatrists, chiropractors, acupuncture, and a poorly administered cortisone shot. Trigger point therapy helped a TON. However, I have residual chronic low back pain. I don't like RX opioids, Advil, etc. I am a clean eater - lots of organic fruits, veggies, local meat/eggs/chicken/dairy, filtered water. I've been the same weight for 20 years (5'6,125 lbs) I supplement with probiotics, calcium, zinc, selenium, magnesium, B complex, Vit C with rosehips, those kinds. Nothing too exotic. No juices or sodas for me, one 8 oz cup of coffee a day. No real alcohol consumption.
I finally caught an article on MSM and how to up your dose to manage inflammation. I could not BELIEVE how much relief I have gotten in the past 2 weeks from 6000-8000 mg of MSM a day (with Vit C for better absorption). No side effects, really.
Feeling better, I have jumped back into the joy of fall raking, no small feat here in New England, but I love it. Now I am achy & ouchy, in my low back in esp my legs. I can't imagine how much I would be hurting if I wasn't taking the MSM! So I purchased some 99.9% pure DMSO liquid from a feed store, plus some DMSO 70% rose scented cream from Amazon after reading all these good things about it.
Please, anyone with a good knowledge of DMSO, I need some answers!
I am not getting any weird taste or smell from my DMSO applied to skin. Does that mean it isn't the real thing? It sure does sting if I use it ABOVE the waist (why?) but not below the waist! Am I supposed to apply a lot, enough to taste?
I have a small appetite. I drink a glass of water with each 1000mg of MSM, plus my Vit C capsule. It is displacing my appetite for regular meals. My thought is, maybe I can ingest DMSO in smaller amounts so as not to throw my appetite off. Can I take DMSO internally? How much? Will it harm me? How do I take it? Do I buy a diluted solution? Will it help with this elevated ache after hard outdoor labor? I also can't take MSM after 6 or 7 pm, keeps me awake, which leaves me achy at night, hard to sleep.
My husband is skeptical and does NOT want me to try this, thinking I could harm myself. Any guidance would be welcome. Also any other advice on how to manage this would be appreciated. Sorry for the long back story!
Thank goodness for Earth Clinic! Thanks to everyone for their input!
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Posted by Matt (Millbrook, Ny) on 12/26/2009
I had slept on a bad mattress for one night too many. I woke up one day with sharp pains in my back. It made work very difficult, but I figured it would eventually go away on it's own. No dice. One day, after a week of back pain, I took about 1/2 teaspoon of DMSO to help my immune system recover after Lyme. I didn't realize it at first, but the back pain was gone within hours (probably sooner), and it NEVER came back! I even slept on that bad mattress again! lol not smart...
I should also add that some people are very sensitive to the smell of DMSO, and I "offended" at least one person.
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Posted by Pammy (Malibu, California, United States) on 07/03/2010
One of the most amazing treatments I have ever used is DMSO for burns. I have had serious burns and minor burns.
Usually I just open the container and slap a big tablespoon of DMSO on the burn. It is best to do it right away. I keep it on for about 1/2 hr. I keep a jar in my kitchen for the possibilities of getting burned at the stove. It takes the pain away immediately and the pain never comes back. You can apply a little each day for awhile, but I have not found that necessary. I wish every one knew about this as burns can be so painful. And the burns heal up nicely.
It is either Canada or Alaska that they use DMSO in ER for burns. Blessings to all. Pammy
Posted by Bill (Santa Ana, ca) on 09/03/2007
I burned my finger one day at home. I quickly grabbed the DMSO washed my finger, poured it over the finger. The pain and swelling stopped immediately. No subsequent problems. While winter hiking in the Sierras a girl in our group burned her hand on a hoy stove. I applied the DMSO from my back pack. She came to me the next morning to say she had no distress at all from the burn. I also used it on my mother's face when she fell on the cement smashing her glasses and nose. It moved the blood right out. The next day she had on a yellowing of the skin. Great stuff. I carry it everywhere.
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Posted by Leo (Camrose, Alberta Canada) on 05/23/2009
Does anyone have experience or information about massaging DMSO with enzymes to dissolve calcium deposits? There is a patent application on the web about that, at http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4250167.html?query=4250167&stemming=on, referencing DMSO and Papain, but has anyone experience with this? Thanks. Leo
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Posted by Steve (Beaverton, Oregon) on 03/22/2015
Hi there! I was wondering if it's ever OK to use DMSO with any of the Candida protocols (to help drive the elements deeper into the tissues). I've got something (parasites, candida, or bacteria) up in my head, and really need whatever I use to get in there to eradicate it. So far, nothing I've ever done has helped much.
Thanks so much! steve
Posted by Robert Henry (St George Island, Fla.) on 09/13/2015
HI U OLE PATOOTS DOIN, , , , , , yep , I'm back on the beach getting my dose of Vitamin D from the sun , Magnesium from the gulf , negative ions from the waves to neutralize my free radicals. All compliments of our Lord.
I am also rereading my book on DMSO and retention is only about 20% when you read. Well, I missed this point on the first go round, but it really hit home on my second reading.
All know that bacteria and virus, etc. mutate and become immune to antibiotics. Ain't that right? Listen up, because this is the good news. Studies show that when you use DMSO with old antibiotics they become effective again. Is that great or what? The problem is that the patents have also run out and the old antibiotics are now dirt cheap..... so there is no incentive to re-engerize them. We must have new suff that is patentable so we can all go to the pore house.
All is not lost because what I am 'ciphering from this is that anything you use to address an infection or such will be enhanced by toping it off with DMSO. I don't think that statement is a stretch, but you the doctor and you make the call.
Me, I do DMSO to take things into my body and fixing to use it with my nebulizer for things that I do through my lungs. Maybe I'll become as famous as our idol, Bill Munro. If I keep posting then it worked. If not, then it did not work.
Tired of fresh shrimp and seafood gumbo so I'm grilling steaks tonight. Eat your heart out.
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Posted by Man (America) on 12/29/2013
I have been making cayenne extracts to roll on areas of pain. Especially for knee or back pain issues. This cayenne extract ( in alcohol 100 proof) has been really amazing in pain relief topical application. Just today I took some DMSO and Aloe Vera juice and a spot of Kosher Glycerin and filled the rest of the ounce with cayenne extract in alcohol. I made this blend this morning and have just applied it and the heating sensation is perfect. I have been experimenting with DMSO and Aloe Vera juice too by adding 30%, or 40% or 50% of Aloe Vera Juice with coresponding amounts of pure DMSO. They all cause me to itch so far. I want to try some honey in this DMSO to see if I can make a home made blend that does not itch. Well, Until later.
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Posted by Cl503 (Oregon, United States) on 09/23/2014
DMSO and Lugol's Iodine: yea- I think.
After a detoxing bath filled with epsom salts and borax, I mixed some DSMO cream I had with iodine and applied it to my lower back, and then kind of smeared more iodine on my chest. It couldn't had been more than 3 droppers full of 2% lugols and within about 5 minutes I became aware of a slight pain which I realized was my thyroid. It kind of scared me, it didnt really hurt, it was just that I was very aware of it, and had never felt it before. Anyone else experience something like this? I know DSMO acts as a carrier and allows things to be absorbed, the whole blood brain barrier thing..?
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Posted by Jane (Hoddles Creek, Vic Australia) on 01/20/2010
Lugol's Iodine and DMSO - a couple of sprays on the skin once only I almost fainted 3 times that day at work and did not repeat the trial, as a nurse in home visits I didn't feel it was appropriate to faint on the job!