I have been quite excited about this DMSO product. I just bought a quart that is 99.996 purity. I have used DMSO externally for stubbed toes, joint pain, back pain, Herpes cold sore preventative.
I have used DMSO internally in water *distilled water* I take a cap full in a 16 ounce glass of water. once a day. Sometimes I will do that twice but on the second day in a row of doing that ( 4 cap fulls in two days--the Dr. jacobs bottle lid 8 ounce bottle lid) I have trouble sleeping the second night because I am up peeing very frequently.
the Frequent urination is not much different than the affect from excessive blood sugar.
I just learned that ringworm on the skin is also a symptom of poor blood sugar control.
I suffer from a diabetes symptoms and am looking to solve the problem with foods and other natural solutions. I think it is type II diabetes because I have frequent urination, often have excessive dry mouth, low energy after meals, tingling feet and fingers ( mostly feet and the little toes it is most noticeable),
I was wondering if that DMSO might have some positive affects on the Diabetes issue. I am a bit of a risk taker so I am trying it. I would rather not get shot up with Doctor prescribed pills, (pharakia-- witchcraft, in Greek).
I have been using DMSO for many years and found it to be like a miracle curative product for all types of ailments, from sore shoulder, injured knee, cuts, bites, pulled tooth, and everything in between. It is mornally used internally, however many take it internally in lieu of MSM, as MSM is derived from DMSO anyway and DMSO is a free radical scavenger, whereas MSM is not.
DMSO does have the odor taste and smell problem, however I finally found a supplier of a product called the DMSO. BZ solution of DMSO. This product has a special mixture in it that takes away just about all those problems, and also much of the stinging and itching that one can experience with using DMSO. Those people even put it in their eyes to get rid of irritation, they claim their product is so pure.
Just thought I would add my ten cents to the discussion because I have had such excellent results with their product. I share it with a lot of family and friends also.
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 $ 10.to $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
San Diego, California
New Orleans, La
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Ten Mile, Tn
After reading about DMSO for years, I finally ordered a book on the subject (published in 1993) and also ordered DMSO from a veterinary supply store (found both on amazon.com)... I am really enjoying the book. The one thing that turned me off from trying DMSO all this time was the complaint that you end up smelling of garlic or clams. Now that I have tried it, I want to know what the heck people are talking about!!! There is NO garlic or clam smell emanating from my breath or pores as many have warned!
On Saturday I applied DMSO to both of my knees, which are feeling shot lately (my early gymnastic years and my later karate years have really done a number on them, I guess). My knees felt a little numb after I applied the DMSO (with gloves and a cotton ball), but I certainly felt increased circulation to the area. I couldn't really tell a difference the next day about whether they helped or not. Last night I tried magnesium oil rubbed all over my knees and I could absolutely feel a difference this morning. So I may end up trying mag oil mixed in DMSO at some point.
Thanks to Phil from Dearing, GA's suggestion about grapefruit seed extract for nail fungus, I have been applying GSE for the past few weeks, twice a day. Can't tell if it's working, but I know these fungus remedies take months to see results. Anyway, I started spraying on DMSO and then drizzling grapefruit seed extract onto my big toe a few days ago. I know it's penetrating because not even a minute later, I can taste the extremely bitter taste of the GSE in my mouth. The bitter taste lasts for hours! I am quite excited about this needless to say and all the possibilities. For one, I look forward to trying a contributor's feedback about DMSO mixed in ground up B12 and sprayed on to the wrist pulse points for energy.
I also have some feedback about using DMSO on my dog's hotspot (phenomenal results), but will post to the pet's section instead of here.
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
Hi there, I run a natural medicine practice in SA, I've been using DMSO for various ailments on my patients for about 2 years now. The latest case was of a elderly african man who suffered from a progressive stroke, he only reached my practice 2 days later, I quickly gave him 1 teaspoon of DMSO in water every 3 hours, the next day he was still lame on the left side and seemed to get worse, also he had incredible pain over the right lung area (pulmonary embolism?) nevertheless I carried on giving him the DMSO every three hours orally. The following day he was well enough to walk on the beach!
Ive also injected DMSO into knee joints for local pain, I myself am curently drinking DMSO in fruit juice twice daily (1 teaspoon) my energy levels have gone up and my skin is glowing. ( i also take MSM and VIT C daily to counteract the DMSO from turning into MSM in the body)
I also mix B12 and DMSO in a dropper bottle and apply 2 drops on my wrist when I need a boost.
Another good idea is to put 2 B5 tabs into a 15 litre dropper bottle and top it up with DMSO the tablets dissolve after an hour or so, this can be applied to the wrists as well to boost the adrenals for extra energy.
Vredenburg, South Africa
I read about DMSO in Kevin T.'s book. I was interested enough to buy it and try it for sinus headaches. I mixed 2 tablespoons DMSO in 3oz of filtered water & 1oz hydrogen peroxide. This solution sprayed and inhaled helped a lot with sinus headaches and colds.
I dropped a blow dryer on my pinky toe slashing my toe open about 1/2 an inch. It was a horrible cut and the pain was extreme. It hurt so bad and I lost so much blood (I had just got out of a hot tub) I nearly passed out. My husband helped me to the bed. I asked him to get me the DMSO spray. He sprayed it on my toe (one tiny squirt for starters in case it made things worse) and I felt immediate relief so I asked him to spray it real good. The pain totally disappeared. The toe had already started turning black along with the toe next to it. I covered my foot with a loose damp towel and just laid there for 20 minutes. My husband was after me to go to hospital to get stitches because it was bleeding so bad. He opened the towel while he was telling me if it was still bleeding I had to get stitches. Well to our surprise the wound had closed. The blackness was now pink. So I didn't have to go to the hospital and come home or die from a staph infection received from the hospital.
2 other incidents it healed were:
1.) A wound where a knife was stabbed under the finger nail of a child (the child was trying to open a toy w/ a knife against parents wishes - not my child) - healed with 48 hours
2.) A wound where the hand was caught in a trolling motor propeller. - healed within 24 hours
Both people received immediate relief.
I also use it about twice a year for carpal tunnel syndrome. I apply 90% DMSO to my wrist and keep a wet paper towel nearby. When it starts to sting I wipe the stinging area removing the DMSO, by the time each area has been wiped the symptoms are gone and my hand is back to normal. I'm always careful with it and totally clean. My theory is if you can't drink it don't get it near DMSO when using DMSO.
HI THERE I HAVE BEEN USING DMSO AND MSM for about 9 months ..before i started using them. I checked out many many websites and spoke to many people about them ....as far as im concerned its very safe for us....
I have used it on wounds that wouldnt heal properly .i use it on both my feet where i have bone on bone arthritis in both my big toes... also athritic knees and kneck.. believe me when i say i look terrific for my age ..But i have so many aches and pains its not funny...it minimises the pain for hours
.I HAVE ALSO PUT IT 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 table spoons a day with a juice ...the DMSO I IETHER APPLY TO WHERE I NEED IT ON MY BODY ..or i will drink about 5mils a day with some kind of sweet drink to mask the taste ,
my skin is glowing with health i look very fit ..my nails and the hair on my head also grows very fast.
it seems that the USA AND AUSTRALIA are the only two countrys in the world that put warning signs all over the packaging ...I believe its absolute nonesense..I cant see any reason for me to stop taking iether of them .
i have also used hydrogen peroxide with good results ..but thats anther story
if any one wants to contact me ..please feel free to do so.
ok. I went and purchased DMSO last week finally for myself and a couple of friends. I have been using it for about a week now. First couple of days I mixed it with povidine iodine. It was the closest thing I could come to potassium iodide. I sent some articles about sski
Side effects. awful taste in your mouth. supposedly your body smells, I didn't notice, but I do taste it in my mouth for days after using it. Supposedly less than a teaspoon a day won't affect your body odor but who knows. my breath is awful! I'm thinking a drop of peppermint oil.
I used it on some varicose veins, a scab on my leg, that's been there since the end of Sept., a muscle on my other leg that needed some serious stretching, I believe I had permanently strained it a while back, I also used it on some scarring, some with raised keloids on them.
So far, besides the taste in my mouth it's all good. Within one day the muscle in my calf was better, within a few days the varicose vein that had been there for 20 years is kind of fading, the scar keloids are dissolving, the scabs and scars appear to be fading.
Then I added oregano oil in olive oil. Why? it fights yeast. In alternative medicine yeast is the root of all illness. I got sick as a dog within hours. Try to remember when you use this stuff that it boosts whatever you are taking into your body. That means if you are enjoying mouth amusement? ie. something with alot of sugar or not particularly good for you? you will pay.
The supplements I am taking along with this is MSM, vita c, wild yam, black cohosh, chasteberry, magnesium citrate, st. johns wort.
I've stopped craving coffee, although I still drink it. I didn't have chocolate until yesterday after going 24 hours without coffee. I also neglected my magnesium supplements for a day. Chocolate cravings have to do with a Magnesium defficiency. :)
I just put it on my doggie's hot spot on his paw as well as some scabs on his back from his extreme flea allergy.
I'm psyched about this stuff :)
Someone said they had a stubborn wart...use DMSO..put it on every day and it WILL leave you! It might take a couple of weeks...also good for herpes cold sores and the best anti-inflammatory available today.
I have had 5 degenerative discs in my lower back for about 5 years. The Drs say go home and live with it Surgery is to dangerous. I have been taking corisone injections every three months, but they only last a short while.
My brother-in -law told me about DMSO and he had some on hand. I tried it by putting some on a peace of gauze and applying it to my lower back. I then covered it with saran wrap. After 24 hours the pain was gone and i did this twice a day for 4 days. Since then i only use it when i feel my back starting to hurt. This pain was also causing my right testicle to swell and was very painful. Since using DMSO, I now have relief again and the testicle has gone back to normal.
By the way I'm 79 years old.
Thankful for DMSO and my brother-in -law for telling me about it.
Valparaiso, In, Usa
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.
I purchased DMSO gel 99.9 pure with 10% Distilled water. I had excruciating pain on the tail bone from physical work around the house, as in moving furniture. I figured I would take a chance and just try it so I first used the roll-on with the same percentage of the gel, first. It felt as if the pain was never going to cease but I was not going to give up so easily. I applied DMSO (once) for two days. I thought that if the pain still persisted on the third day, I would consult with a physician. Well, on the third day, I felt no pain at all, as if it were never there!
In reading some of the entries on here, I have become quite curious in exploring DMSO further. I would like to know if everyone here purchases DMSO in the same form. If I am to take it orally, do I purchase a different form other than gel, or can I still use the gel that I currently have? How are many of you on this thread figuring out what measurements are needed for your ailments. Someone mentioned douching and I, too, am curious as to how it can be done and what form is used. Should DMSO and MSM be used together? I am just discovering information about MSM. Another member mentioned a book on it and I am going to purchase a copy. If anyone can answer or outline information on what I need, please do so. I believe in DMSO.
Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA
Ten Mile, Tn.
Hope, Bc Canada
Better But With Side Effects
DMSO topical application
I used DMSO for the first time last night (topically), as a guinea pig test before using it on my boyfriend's back. I just had a question for anyone with experience -- it's left my skin puckered and dry feeling, like when you been in the bath too long and you "prune", only it's dried out now. Will this go away??? I would assume it does but I'm hoping I haven't done myself any permanent damage! I left cotton swabs soaked in the solution on my skin for about half an hour and it stung so i took them off, then noticed this skin effect.
On another note, the pain relief was amazing! I hadn't realised how much my feet normally hurt. I have a condition called "Haglund's Deformity" and also some excess bone in my feet which causes me much pain. I wasn't having a "sore feet" day, but I noticed with utter amazement after trying it on 1 foot only that the other was was actually hurting quite a bit. I must be so used to it that I ignore it normally. The foot I tried the DMSO on felt "buoyant", that's the only was I can describe it. Light and slightly tingly, complete absence of pain or aching. And I only applied it at 3 points on the skin! I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this amazing substance, and hoping it will provide some relief for my BF who suffers from "Scheuermann's Disease".
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.
COMMENTS ON USING DMSO. I HAD PLANTAR fasciitis for several months in 2007 before using DMSO. I put it on topically on clean skin on my foot bottom twice a day. In 3-4 days it was gone. If I felt that tightness return I did another treatment. I have had no problems for several yrs now and I go barefoot too. It is a shame we waste money on special shoes and Doctors.
Long Island, Ny.