DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide)
The story of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an unusual one. This by-product of the paper-making process was discovered in Germany in the late 19th century. It’s a colourless liquid that gained notoriety for its ability to penetrate the skin and other biological membranes.
Scientists discovered that they could use DMSO as a transportation device to pass small molecules through the skin. Since then, scientists have researched the potential benefits and risks of using DMSO to treat a variety of conditions. This research is ongoing.
. Relief of headaches
· Relief pain symptoms caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and/ or general inflammation
· Facial pain (Douloureux)
· Eye problems
· Scars · Scleroderma (a disease that causes scar tissue to form in the skin)
· Bladder pain
· Skin inflammation
· Studies are being done currently on DMSO as an effective treatment for cancer in humans, up to date no conclusions have been recorded.
· DMSO may also be useful for treating certain side effects of chemotherapy. Specifically, DMSO may help treat chemotherapy extravasations. This condition occurs when the drugs used to treat cancer leak and become trapped in surrounding tissues.
It can cause symptoms that include:
- redness at your chemotherapy injection site.
Dimethyl sulfoxide, H2O (filtered water).