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DMSO - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for DMSO. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

DMSO Smell Issues

Posted by Michelle (Utah) on 01/04/2022

In researching DMSO, I found a patent from someone who said that if you mix a little bit of raw honey into your DMSO that it will make it so you don't smell!

I've been using it that way since the beginning and I've never been told I have an odor. The owner of the patent said that the best mix is 1 part honey to 7 parts DMSO and 3 parts water.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Marsh (Colorado) on 07/01/2021

DMSO for Pulled Muscles, Arthritis, Tennis Elbow & Frozen Shoulder

Recently had a yoga instructor push on my back causing my back to go out, numbness going down my leg, needed help getting out of a chair. Came on to EC and tried the DMSO sitting in my cabinet and never opened. Couldn't believe how the cinching of muscles stopped in less than an hour - all the symptoms subsided by 80-90%.

Tried it on my mom's arthritic knee and she didn't complain of her knee aching in 2.5 hours. Usually, it's about every 2-5 minutes that she winces in pain, rubs it or asks for a tylenol. Tried it last night on tennis elbow - it's not stiff or hurting when lifting small items.

We've stopped ordering on amazon and purchased this at - it's $2 less per bottle. (BTW, I am seeing a chiropractor that is also helping my back. My L5 was out of alignment and he was surprised I wasn't in more pain. Mentioned DMSO and he was excited to look into it.)


Posted by Katzie (Canada) on 05/18/2021

In response to Rob from NJ who wrote: "Bad pain in hands and feet. Please help how to take DMSO and what's the protocol is internally and externally."

Longtime DMSO user here.

I personally use mine on sore body parts straight. First I put on a thin layer of castor oil (to protect the skin), then I use an eye dropper to measure, and so I know my starting dose. Eg. for my two crushed discs I started with 7 drops per side. Leave the area uncovered for 20 mins, then get dressed again.

How I take it internally:

I typically use only 1/4 tsp of it 1x day. It's a solvent so it wants into your tissues, fast! So it's disconcerting to start to drink it, swallow, but there's nothing left cause it was already absorbed in the back of your throat!

As time goes on DMSO will actually heal you! And you will need less and less. If you don't want to fuss with castor oil, you could dilute the DMSO with distilled water, to a level of 50/50, and apply it that way. I was telling a friend of my crushed disc protocol, that I started 3 yrs ago and gradually cycled down as I healed when I realized I hadn't put any on my back in 2 months! So remember, you're not treating, you'll actually be healing. Best of luck on your healing!

Arthritis, Cancer

Posted by Kenny (Minor Hill, TN) on 04/06/2021

I have been using and recommending DMSO for many years! It cured my arthritis, and has cured three people I know of cancer! Yes, even stage four cancer! DMSO is a miracle drug! I do not recommend drug to be taken for preventative reasons, but I think DMSO can even help to clean the arteries and heal the heart, as I have also lived with an irregular heartbeat all my life but I've noticed that after taking the DMSO for my arthritis my constant irregular heartbeat has also vanished and now only once in a while feel my heart out of rhythm and even them not as pronounced as before!

I've been an herbalist most of my life and DMSO and wild lettuce have impressed me more than anything else!

Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 04/04/2021

DMSO for Plantar Fasciitis

I used DMSO on my friend's feet, with a thin layer of Castor Oil first, and then 3 drops of straight liquid DMSO, on each. He felt so much better after just 1 treatment! We are continuing this treatment. While doing a deep dive into how DMSO heals so efficiently, I found a study that said it heals by correcting the DNA back to what it's supposed to be doing, in whatever body part is sore. I order it from the DMSO store, online or it can be found at any good health food store in North America. Feel well, lovely Earthclinic community!

Back Pain

Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 04/04/2021

After taking Xrays with my first chiropractor after a bad fall, he showed me how I had almost no cushioning between my discs and that he estimated I had 6 more months without pain before I felt it. Well, 5 1/2 months later I had what felt like a toothache on each side of my lower back. I was like, "hell to the no" and ran for my DMSO bottle.

I like to use it straight and not watered down. I use a thin layer of Castor Oil first as it is the only oil viscous enough to protect the skin. I started with 7 drops on each side, 2x per day. DMSO actually heals on a molecular level, so I needed less and less as time went on.

A few weeks ago I was telling a friend about what DMSO did for me, and suddenly realized I had not put any DMSO on my back in 2 months! So from now on, I will just apply a "maintenance dose" 1x a month to keep things good. So, know how much you started with and be prepared to cycle down by either using fewer drops per treatment or skipping days, etc. It's not like a big Harma med where you have to take it forever and usually need more to get the same result, DMSO is the opposite!!

Happy healing, everybody!

DMSO Application Tips

Posted by Claudi0 (Spring Hill, Florida) on 10/15/2020

I have done tons of research and just completed reading three books on the DMSO subject.

99.9% is sold in feed stores for use on animals, and 99.995% is sold as pharmacy grade - difference is that the purer grade has been sent through an additional charcoal filtering to remove any tiny contaminates that may remain after processing. Amazon sells the purest 99.995 grade very reasonable.

One of the most recommended ways to apply is with a natural bristle paint brush, or organic cotton balls. Never use water to mix with unless it is distilled water, otherwise what ever may be in the water will be also pulled into your skin; anything you mix with DMSO will be pulled into the skin and below. It is a very safe product if you use properly and very beneficial to many aches and pains.

Don't cover the application if you use it anywhere above the waist and dilute it further than any mixture you use below the waist. You may cover it if used below the waste but use clean white cotton material or towels so that the dye from the material is not also sucked through you skin. An application can be wiped off after 30 minutes as that is the longest it takes to absorb the benefits.

Always make sure your skin in very clean and dry before using. Never rub it on with your hand - it can cause skin irritation in that spot and if left on the palms of your hands, will also look like they've been soaked in water for hours. The skin will most likely turn a reddish color for a short period of time as the circulation is stepped up but will go away very soon. Slight itching may happen but do not itch it. It will stop soon. Not all experience these side affects but a lot do.

Hope this was helpful to those with questions.

Staph, Split Skin, Wounds

Posted by Mel (Shuswap, B.C., Canada) on 08/03/2019

My dog was snoring extremely heavily and lethargic. He developed an open wound on a front leg that I helped heal but then he developed a sty on his eye.

I read on earth clinic that sties are a form of staph. I had some DMSO (sulfur) so I started treating his wound with it mixed in an aloe gel with other herbs and I also sprinkled some DMSO drops on his food. I started a similar regime too because the skin on my right hand started to split everywhere and bled spontaneously. We both healed up beautifully in about a week's time.

I continue to keep us on oral DMSO as a maintenance/precautionary move to ward off anything else that might come our way. This is recommended by the supplier.

Knee Pain

Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 04/11/2018

DMSO for knee patellar pain

I could not figure out why my right knee was hurting so bad one day. I could walk fine, but if I went up or down the stairs, it really hurt. I broke out my bottle of DMSO and proceeded to put it on my knee 2x/day. Relief was immediate, and then within 5 days, it was like it never even happened!

DMSO is rendered when "white liquor" is added to wood to make pulp. The resultant extract is then purified and sold as DMSO.

So DMSO's job is to make the tree strong and stand up. It works the same in the human body. It makes your cells stand firm (like when we're young) and do what they're supposed to do! I have not had to re-apply it to my knee since either.

DMSO is a miracle. I recommend it for any and all pain, even nerve pain.

Best of health everybody!

Shoulder Injury

Posted by Esgarrett (O Fallon, Illinois) on 01/09/2018 4 posts

DMSO for injured shoulder.

December 26, 2016 over a year ago, I slipped on the top step of my front porch. After sliding and bouncing down 6 concrete steps I recovered and went inside the house to check out my body.

Evidently I injured my right shoulder by landing mostly on the last two steps.

Right away I applied ice packs off and on every 15 minutes--finally in order to sleep I took a pain pill. The next day I began research on earthclinic and found DMSO---- purchased the DMSO from a rural supply and found much relief.

I had pain on the order of about 4 of 10 for about one week. Movement was hurtful but managed. After a month, motion and movement were doing good. Each day I applied the DMSO gel from the jar with my left hand to the right shoulder. After about 5 minutes the skin would heat up and you knew it was working. A few minutes later the heating subsides along with the pain (which by now was very little). In March I felt complete again unless I tried lifting over 60-70 lbs (so I didn't).

It is now January 9, 2018 and I can definitely remember the mishap but the right shoulder is doing good. Recently I awoke to what seemed to be a locked up big toe and it hurt to walk .....a little coat of DMSO ....5 minutes goes by and all is well again.

thanks earthclinic!

Multiple Cures

Posted by Jimmiec (74076) on 03/27/2017

DMSO The Miracle Drug of the NW by Dr Jacob Stanley. The godfather in DMSO for 49+ years. The, your, pain comes from the excess inflammation. DMSO CBD oil, and turmeric are best 3 for brain and mental handicaps. Please, for your gain, research these 3 Natural Meds. They will "cure" anyone = thing = Grandpa, children, dog, husband? maybe will benefit and save much Med $$.

DMSO is illegal for Drs to use yet it can be found in ER for bullet wounds, or whatever, and starts immediate shrinking of the brain to normal and quickly starts healing. Now!!!

To me, the DMSO serves a better service. Put on ya big toe and taste it in 6-8 seconds,,,,,,,,,, while carrying any Medicine [ or poison. wash hands first.] through the skin directly into the bloodstreams. MXM!

It is good. must be! It is DMSO Crystal because it is unlawful Dr to prescription, or be sold off the shelf as a human Med. Multi $$$$ milliom NFL = MLB, jocks, Athletes have used it for 50 +years and is used for animals. $$$ Million horses?

Is it safe? Yaaahhhh. I have used DMSO since '79 for cuts, burns, pain, cancer, [ after 4 surgeries. No cancer for one year after Turmeric and Cannabis Oil, many things and have given 50=60 bottles over the years. Keep some in the car.

And. If you use it, sponge it on. It will take the oil from the skin after several "rubbins" and skin may itch. I could go on forever about DMSO. So much pain, cancer, burns, etc, name it= has been the true miracle meds. After all, 6000 years ago God knew we would need His help. But. Do your own research. You will enjoy it. jim

PS: You can mix many meds with DMSO and put it under the tongue with an eye dropper. Sponge on skin. Instantly it is in the bloodstream.

You can take one T=spoon each morning as Dr. Jacobs did. [ He did not have one day of sickness in 40 years. Or mix with juices, milk, coffee, tea, water, etc, anything; Safe liquid, food. j

Sinus Decongestant

Posted by Diana (Arizona) on 02/18/2017

I got a sore throat and applied iodine to my neck glands on the outside of my neck then for good measure I applied some DMSO to drive it in. I noticed to within minutes the mucus got thin and runny and greatly relieved the congestion. This is a great find for me as decongestant are meant to be very useful in Lipedema. I experienced DMSO as a powerful decongestant.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Ines (Croatia) on 10/03/2016

I use DMSO for everything...from 50% cream for capillaries, scars, and healing wounds to dropping 5 drops in each glass that I drink.

I can apply to all parts of my body without any reactions but my husband will get a red itchy reaction so I use the 50/50 gel.

It's difficult to ascertain the quality of DMSO that you buy but I basically tell my clients to start with small doses, drops directly on the skin below the waist and diluted above. Depends on your skin type too, there is no rule of law for using DMSO and I have not heard of anyone overdosing from it.

Don't be afraid to experiment in dosage, but be careful if you blend it. For instance, I used to take 2 caps of Zaldiar (tramadol/acetometaphine), with 10 drops of DMSO in glass of water, I only need 1 cap...I suggest that you do your research before you start using it; many of us here can only give you information based on our own experiences but that doesn't mean it will work for you. Like any drug, each body has a different chemical composition, same goes for these natural substances.

I made my first batch of Cannabis Oil, ingest 1 rice size dosage and it knocked me out yet when I was younger I probably could do a lot more and not get affected. So, slowly experiment and for direction skin application, do a test first. In my 20 years of using DMSO, I have never had a negative experience with it. Good luck!

DMSO Interaction with Surgical Implants

Posted by John Keller (Central Virginia) on 06/25/2016

As to DMSO leaching metals from implants, I would say unlikely. I don't say this lightly!

I have a 4-link stent in my LAD heart artery.

It is a "25 year drug eluting" stent.

I use a half to a full tablespoon ORAL DMSO (50%-50% dmso/water) every few days or weeks "as needed" for health reasons. So does my fiancee for her many medical problems that had no success with anything else.

What you MUST DO is use alpha Lipoic Acid 600mg., at least twice a day, during AND AFTER using oral/topical high dose/injected DMSO for, I would suggest, a week minimum.

That is to help detox your blood from the use of DMSO and Lugol's iodine and all the bacteria/virises/fungus/pathogens that DMSO and Lugol's has destroyed. If you don't, you will feel like you got hit by a truck!

Alpha Lipoic acid "takes out the trash" of all these dead nasty creatures etc..

Do it like that and you will feel great.

All evidence based suggestions.

Oh, yes, the Lugol's iodine mix will kill all those pathogens that can cause you back pain and damage. I just told you how to fix it too late unless you had mechanical injuries.

No matter what the reason you had the work done, you have iodine deficiency and a compromised immune system unless you are dosing with Lugol's solution.


Look it up!

You've surgery and almost everybody has "low-grade infections" that are a HUGE, but unknown problem for the general population.

High dose vitamin D, at least a thousand iu of D3 PER 25 lbs. of body weight - MINIMUM and 10mg. (4 drops) Lugol's iodine 2% solution a day, works for most everyone I know to feel more mentally alert, focused, CALM, and inflammation SUPPRESSED/immune system modulated and ARMED.

The research is impressive.


Posted by Ian Marshall (Queensland Australia) on 03/20/2016

Once in the USA I developed tendinitis of the wrist from too much tennis. I tried cortisone with no effect. One application of DMSO and the pain disappeared. No miracle, it worked.

Skin Growths

Posted by Gary (Obion, Tn) on 08/14/2015

I have successfully used DMSO for two severe skin growths--one was more than 7 years old--ugly right under my right eye. Gone is just 3 days--but about 50 consecutive treatments in that short time-that also included pricking the sore to initiate bleeding and then alternating hydrogen peroxide with DMSO and then alternating iodine with DMSO.

The sore was really ugly and growing daily. It was ugly on the exterior and went deep beyond the surface of the skin.

DMSO Application Tips

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 03/30/2015

Hi Dee...I think that it is perhaps a little misleading to say that DMSO will carry 'anything' through the skin.

Here is comment from Dr Stanley Jacob who has been researching with DMSO since the 1960s. He is the guru on DMSO use:

"Rumors of DMSO's ability to transport chemicals through the skin have been greatly exaggerated. DMSO will carry a minimal amount of other chemicals with a molecular weight of less than 1000 but will not carry bacteria or viruses."

Source: DMSO Information -- Dr Stanley Jacobs Website


Posted by Jedi757 (Portsmouth, Va) on 12/01/2013

I'm new to DMSO.

A doctor gave it to my husband to use after his back surgery b/c he had terrible swelling in his legs and feet. His feet looked like pregnant lady feet. I applied the DMSO around the suture and within an hour his legs were no longer swollen (they were swollen for 5 days after surgery). I applied the DMSO around his suture again that night before he went to bed. The next morning his feet looked normal. I'm now trying it on a MRSA scar.

If I have any luck with it reducing the scar I will post my results. Do know, MRSA toxins are nasty but if you can find a doc to give you a vitamin C IV get one. It will mop those toxins up and make you feel a ton better. I had undiagnosed MRSA for 3 years in my nose. I could smell a burning matches type smell all the time. One doctor actually told me I was hallucinating. I ended up septic, after about 6 months sepsis I found an integrative medicine doctor and he gave me the vitamin C. It made me feel so much better immediately. It pushed the toxins out through my skin. I had cystic like knots all over my head the day after the infusion and they disappeared later that day. After that I got 4 more infusions weekly and I was soon healed. The MRSA popped up 2.5 yrs later and I finally had a smart enough doctor to swab the wound in my nose, we found out it was MRSA, I was finally put on a MRSA appropriate anti-biotic and I combined it this time with 40k mg of IV vitamin C, this finally knocked it out. For the first time in my life I don't smell burning matches. Vitamin C in conjunction with the right antibiotic works miracles. Don't take fluroquinolones as the antibiotic it will make it worse, I used rifampin. I also took likes of niacin. I suffered through the flush but the niacin is to get blood super close to the wound to help heal it faster.

Posted by Geralyn_d (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/24/2012

When I went into acute liver failure 4 years ago I was not told about ascites, they didn't really expect me to live and I turned down a place on the transplant list. I started eating raw vegan as it was the least reactive food I could stomach. One day I was dressing and noticed I looked like a water barrel! I weighed myself and had gained 8 pounds in a couple of days... I was going out of town the next day and used the only thing I know of that quickly removes excess water... DMSO.

I spread 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of 99% DMSO on a baby wipe. Then I wiped from the breast line to just past the groin where lymph glands are (front and back.)

Over the next 12 hours, I peed like a racehorse!

It took 2 days but all the water build-up disappeared. It has come back 5 times and I used it each time to success. I also added tissue salts for control of water in the body and liver support (nat mur /nat sulph).

Recently my sister was in the hospital when her chemo almost killed her (heart and liver issues). She gained 24 pounds in 5 days. I advised the DMSO cautiously thinking at least there they could deal with any reaction. Instead of a problem, she ended up flooding the measuring container a few times and lost the 24 pounds in a week.

The Drs were very happy that the liver numbers quickly dropped to the normal range. We didn't share our diuretic-free solution though.

DMSO is a cheap and pretty safe way to get rid up water build up.

Chronic Allergies

Posted by Deborah (La Honda, Ca) on 01/07/2012

I just wanted to state that I read a thread about some people in Australia taking a few drops of pure DMSO in a glass of purified water daily and decided to try it. I have pain from soft tissue damage from a few injuries and thought it might help. What I did not expect was that my cronic stuffy nasal passages from allergies would almost instantly clear! The first day it happened I did not attribute it to the DMSO but now after four straight days of being able to breathe fully within minutes of taking it; it is now clear there is no doubt. I have ordered the book recommended here and will see what else I can expect.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Posted by Jennie (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 10/20/2011

I applied DMSO (and aloe vera gel from my plant incase it irritated my skin) to the back of my hand to treat a squamous cell carcinoma. I applied both twice a day for around a week and it was no longer visible. I continued to apply it once a day for another week or two until I visited the skin cancer clinic to have the area excised (just in case). The pathology report showed there was no malignancy left. Not only did it get rid of the SCC, it also got rid of the red, itchy and painful scar where the SCC had grown.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Don C (Flatwoods, Ky, U) on 07/19/2011

The following is quite lengthly as I have been usins DMSO since about 1980, and have experienced or had feedback from a friend RE: its use on whatever.

DMSO.. (dymethyal sulfoxide). Some info Re: strength, and some of its' uses.

I have a tract / pamplet that refers to DMSO as a "Therapeutic Principle"... Defined as something that works on virtually everything. Three "Therapeutic Principles"... Discovered in our century; penicillin, cortizone and DMSO. The Pharmaceutical Lobbists have fought to keep DMSO off the market, primarily because as a product of the paper pulp industry it can be produced for about fifty cents a quart. That coupled with its' inheirent ability of a theraputic principle, whereby it works on vertually everything.

makes it impossible for them to recover costs on other drugs that might be negated were DMSO readily available and with the Good Housekeeping stamp of approval Therefore you will not be able to purchase at a Drug store and get accompanying info on how to use, etc. You can purchase it at some Hardware Stores as a solvent with no accompanying literature indicating medicinal use. The DMSO you purchase locally will be 99% pure. ( cost $ $11.sold in a 16 oz plastic bottle ) Stronger is NOT necessarily better, and what I do is cut mine to an 80% solution ( this is what over time, I have found to work best for me for most applications) Pour out 20 % into a small glass bottle and save for some other applications I will mention later To the remaining 80 % add 20% (basically fill the bottle ) with distilled water. Here again I am not that concerned with the small amount of impurities in our drinking water and I just use tap water . When you add the water to the DMSO there is a dilution reaction that takes place and the bottle will get warm. ( This same reaction takes place when you apply 99% DMSO to your skin and you will feel a gentle warmth... nothing theraputic about it )

For most uses you need only apply a thin coating ( you do NOT have to slop it on like you might do with linament) Normally a thin coat applied with a small cotton swab will soak in / be absorbed within 7-8 minutes. Myself... Since I also use it for flexibility, and to combat carpal tunnel, so I just apply it with my hands and massage it in. For a knee... I would apply it from an inch above to an inch below on the front and sides ( avoiding the rear only for convenience of NOT having to worry about letting the back of my knee come in contact with the fabric of what ever I am sitting on. ) IMPORTANT: Since DMSO not only is absorbed thru the skin , but is also a carrier your skin must be free of anything that might be toxic to your system if carried in by the

DMSO. You would not want to apply DMSO with your hands if you have fingernail polish on. After applying to an area Knee, elbow , hands, etc take care that these areas do not lay in contact with synthetics or anything containing a dye, as the DMSO may leach out the dye and carry it into your system... Re: synthetics there could be a toxic reaction, in addition DMSO will disolve or eat holes in some synthetics

Most people experience a tingly itch during the time it is being absorbed , and shortly thereafter the skin may assume a slight blush. If at anytime the itching becomes too annoying , just wash it off with clear water. I would not apply DMSO too near my bed time, if you find the itch persists too long. ( while all things are relative the itching normally does NOT persist that long )

Within 8 - 10 minutes after applying, you will be able to taste it, once you recognized what you are tasting. Some people find this extremely distasteful... To me it is a mild garlic taste, there is a mild garlic smell / odor associated as well. If a person were to use a lot of DMSO it is possible to develope a "garlic breath". This has never happened to me, and there were periods when I used it daily on both knees several times per day. As I said up in the first paragraph , Lobbying against this drug has been heavy and there are few who seem to care about the benefits. While there are studies on going, there are no real monetary incentives to tout the wonders and many uses.

CURES OR INSTANCES WHERE I HAVE EXPERIENCED OR HAD DIRECT KNOWLEDGE: I was fortunate the first time I tried DMSO, it worked within minutes to "cure"a twinge in my hand resulting from a hyper-extended finger. For several weeks finger movements in writing, buttoning a button, picking a piece of lint off a shirt, etc would result in a pain shooting thru the palm of my hand , bringing what ever I was doing to a brief halt ( more annoying than painful.... But enough to stop me ) The twinge disappeared during the time I was applying the DMSO, never to return. The wife, back at a time when she smoked. lost the coal off her cigarrette....caught it between her fingers on the back off her hand immediately raising a large blister. After rinsing the ash away, I applied DMSO and the burning pain was gone immediately. Wife was also a chronic list maker... She had closed her thumb in the car door injuiring it slightly, but enough that it hindered her at work. ( She was a nurse at KDH ) She mentioned to me that she couldn't tear open dose packs ( while passing medicines ) and that it also affected her charting ( could not write well ). I applied some DMSO and while we were watching TV, she suddenly realized that she had started making a list and that her thumb was no longer hindering her ability to write. It was still a little tinder but declined anymore DMSO saying, " Hey it's well "MY wife is one of those who find the taste and odor offensive, however, she will when hurting accept the cure.

The most dramatic cure in my experience was on my wife. Anytime she complained about an ache or pain, I always suggested DMSO, and she would reply " No it isn't hurting that bad", because she found the taste offensive.

Most Dramatic cure: On my return from work one evening, she met me at the door and began telling me about this pain in her hip. She was able to pin point that it had begun back in Sept ( at the time her mother had surgery ) and had been hurting ever since... In fact getting worse by the day (It was now March ). She went thru a litany of how, she couldn't prop it up, couldn't put heat, ibuprofin... Nothing gave her any relief. I knew she was really hurting when upon suggesting DMSO, she replied. "Well whenever you are ready". I told her that I had no experience with a joint as large as a hip and that it might require several treatments... Meaning that evening , the next morning and again in the evening... Followed by more if she felt it was helping. We got in bed, she on her side watching TV, and I applied a thin coating and massaged it in ( probably a little more than if I were NOT rubbing it in. A little later I applied a second coating and allowed it to be absorbed. The next morning ( must have been a sat) I was sitting at the table drinking coffee, when I looked up... Saw her standing in the doorway. She said, " That coffee smelled so good and I have been laying in there for 15 minutes, trying to get my nerve up, to come in here, but I just couldn't stand the thought of my hip starting to ache again."

Oh! I replied didn't it help at all ??? "Oh!, it's gone". She said. That was back in 1983 and the pain never returned ( had been hurting like a toothache from Sept to March and was cured with one double application )

Some other quick mentions: Migraine headache... Apply small amount to temples. Sinuitius... Apply to temples ( I have and it is a family joke... Wetted cue tips with DMSO and eased them up my nostrils as far as possible... Inside 30 to 45 seconds it breaks up the congestion ) Used it on my arm pits ( a wadded up T-shirt had gauld me and I was "red and sore") next day I was clear as a bell. Before I took Lamisil and cured my toenails... My nails would delaminate, and when I trimed them I would invariably tear one into the quick and end up with an infection. If we had any antibiotics around , I would open a capsul or crush part of a pill, and make a paste with DMSO. In this case the DMSO acted as a carrier , taking the antibiotic straight to the source of the problem.

The saved 20% of full strength DMSO is excellent on little ulcerated places in the mouth created by tooth brush gouge, or a sharp tooth that cuts your tounge. Any other little nicks or cuts... just apply full strength (excellent bacteriastat at anything over 90% solution ) no burning just a gentle warmth like "Bactine" used to be.

DMSO works on some/most forms of arthritis... I use it any time a finger/knuckle starts to have arthritic pain and usually experience immediate relief. The same with any slight carpal tunnel lockup. Stops some skin cancers

DMSO + Lugol's Iodine

Posted by .A (Wind, Ont) on 09/22/2010

In reply to:

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!

Yes, DMSO and Lugol's will do this but when applying this add sea salt internally and selenium and this will offset this.

Remember, the Dmso is carrying the Potassium in the system so it will lower blood pressure so you will need salt to balance it out and the selenium to regulate the iodine--I use this with an SKI/lugols I make with a 5% DMSO solution and noticed the same thing. You sleep deeply and rest like a baby but it can have a drowsy effect when not having salt.


Posted by Gp (Hobart, Tasmania) on 03/05/2010

This is a remedy I found worked for sunburn:

After working up on our roof one day, my boyfriend and I got a bit sunburnt. Naughty, I know.

I keep DMSO in the cupboard for other uses -- boyfriend's inflammatory back pain, my foot pain (plantar fasciitis) as well as other general inflammatory ailments. I had read it was useful for healing heat burns, so I thought I'd try it for sunburn. Everything I've read about DMSO warns to make sure the skin is completely clean of chemical residues. I guess the only way to be sure is to very thoroughly exfoliate the area, so I did this in the shower with a "skin-peel" cloth (no soaps or other chemicals, it's purely mechanical exfoliation). After I'd towelled off I dabbed on some DMSO with a cotton swab. For anyone who's not familiar with the effects of DMSO -- it provides almost instant relief for pain when applied topically. So the burning stopped as soon as I put this on. I let it soak into my skin for about 5 mins, then with another cotton swab rubbed extra-virgin coconut oil into the skin. Well, what a relief! It took the stinging and heat out of my skin straight away. I repeated this several times that night, wearing a clean cotton t-shirt (with no fabric softener in it, just to be sure). It healed really quickly, didn't peel like my boyfriend's sunburn did, and kept my skin looking really good.

It seems like DMSO helps your skin absorb more of what you put on it, so it stands to reason that the EVCO was more able to penetrate my skin and help it "heal". I'm sure the antioxidant properties of the oil were a help to my sun-damaged skin -- as we all know, sun exposure stimulates production of free-radicals, which can cause cancer. I'm not saying this will stop you getting skin-cancer from sunburn, but it did help heal the damage or prevent it from being as bad as it should have. There are also some studies which have suggested a certain level of protection offered by extra virgin coconut oil, that it helps the skin's natural defences where UV light is concerned. Perhaps this is because EVCO is one of the closest substances to human sebum.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Digger (Brisbane, QLD Australia) on 05/07/2009

Hi there,

I have been using DMSO and MSM for about 9 months ..before I started using them. I checked out many websites and spoke to many people about them. As far as I'm concerned it's very safe for us.

  • I have used it on wounds that wouldn't heal properly.
  • I use it on both my feet where I have bone on bone arthritis in both my big toes.
  • Also arthritic knees and neck.
  • Believe me when I say I look terrific for my age.

But I have so many aches and pains its not minimises the pain for hours.

I HAVE ALSO PUT DMSO ON MY TESTICLES AND THE BIG FELLA ..AND my libido is now amazing < i do have a very beautiful 30 yr old girlfriend that helps. But at my age 65yrs, I still need all the help I can get.


The MSM I drink 2x tablespoons a day with a juice ...

The DMSO I EITHER APPLY TO WHERE I NEED IT ON MY BODY ..or I will drink about 5 mils a day with some kind of sweet drink to mask the taste.

My skin is glowing with health. I look very fit nails and the hair on my head also grows very fast.

It seems that the USA AND AUSTRALIA are the only two countries in the world that put warning signs all over the packaging. I believe it's absolute nonsense. I can't see any reason for me to stop taking either of them.

I have also used hydrogen peroxide with good results ..but that's another story.


Posted by Kathy (Morrice, Mi) on 02/26/2008

My cat broke her back 10 weeks ago and hasn't walked since. Her spinal cord was not severed but only had limited use of one back leg. I rubbed DMSO mixed with aloe vera 3 times daily and within 3 days, the leg with no nerve responses started twitching and she started moving it. On the 4th day, she stood up twice. Still not walking but getting more use of both legs and making progress. I don't believe it was coincidence. I started rubbing on peroxide over back today to oxygenate her system and help with regeneration. DMSO is miraculous and FDA should not stop it's use.

Pulled Muscles

Posted by Janice (Ocean, NJ) on 06/19/2007

I pulled a muscle in the upper middle back and could not turn my head full left or right. I rubbed in DMSO, & soon after, the pain was gone. It lasted the whole day, but I did have to reapply at night & then the next day. After about 4 days , the pain was completely gone! This is an amazing site--my new bible---thank you for everything!

Deep Wound Swelling

Posted by Andy (San Antonio, Texas) on 05/31/2007

DMSO reduced swelling around a deep chain saw injury to the ankle and a cut artery which was repaired by surgeon swelling became uncontrollable stitches and sutures were stretching and pulling through skin.

DMSO and aloe gel placed around the wound but not in it. The swelling reduced completely and the wound healed fast. The vascular surgeon was amazed at the speed of recovery.

For many years in my youth, DMSO was used with ultrasound on ankles, knees, shin splints, etc. Until tonight I was under impression that this was a toxic chemical. needed is lots of deodorant and mouth wash.

Multiple Cures

Posted by Jim (Stillwater, USA, Republic) on 04/02/2007

Why isn't DMSO one, maybe #1, of the Top 5 Cures you list? I have used DMSO for many ailments over the last 25 years. It excels at healing wounds, burns and nothing is better for joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis, even head aches. It is truly the 31 medicine of God. Suggest you read up on DMSO. Ignore anything negative . The Pharmaceutical Houses has spent millions paying the FDA to keep off the shelves for human consumption, though Drs in all other industrialized countries prescribe it.