DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide). Properties, remedies, side-effects. Natural remedy for fast pain relief, burns, Interstitial cystitis, arthritis and much more. Quickly carries compounds through the skin.
Question posted by Emarcia of Inwood, NY, United States on 14 June 2016 at 8:59 4115
Received a really bad burn from hot antifreeze a couple of days ago. After 2 days I put some DMSO gel with aloe vera, 70 DMSO 30 aloe vera directly on the red and inflamed area then I covered it with gauze and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning it looked like a wrinkled raisin the entire area from my thumb down to my wrist. I wondered if I made the situation worse rather than better? Or maybe this is part of the healing process? Any thoughts?
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 31 May 2010 at 13:16 238
For burns, apply a 50-70% solution of DMSO to the skin over the painful area. You can do this once or twice a day, depending on the severity and your situation.
For nail fungus, use DMSO as a carrier to help the treatment being used to penetrate the nail.
It is important that you do not have any creams, oils, chemicals or anything else on your skin. If you do, wash and dry first. Wet a small cotton ball with the DMSO, and gently rub it onto the clean skin. Or just put a few drops on your hand and rub it into the skin. For more rapid absorption, gently rub or massage the area. But be careful not to rub too much or too hard as it can irritate the skin. If you use your fingers, which I do, you don't even have to wash it off - just rub it into your hands. It helps them and aids the tissues and joints, so why waste it?
Don't contaminate the bottle. Always pour some solution into a small glass, cup, or other container, and apply from this container. Only pour out as much as you need to use, and keep it clean.
Warning. First test the DMSO solution on a small area, in case you are extra sensitive. Within a few minutes you will notice the DMSO being absorbed into the skin. If you put it on too often, rub too hard, or use it on a tender, thin-skinned area, it may cause itching, stinging or redness. This usually goes away within half an hour. If you need relief, wash it off with water, and apply a good skin cream or raw honey.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 25 April 2010 at 19:27 91
After the burn is cooled, gently rub on or spray 70 - 90% concentration DMSO. It will reduce the pain, speed the healing and help prevent scarring.