Last Modified on May 29, 2015
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.
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[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 .:)
|BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1)||20%|
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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11/06/2014Posted by Pickle (Boston, MA) on 11/05/2014
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 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!Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada