DMSO MAKES A GREAT SUCCESS IN TREATMENT DIFFICULT DISEASES
DMSO, derived from tree resin, has been an immunostimulant/regulator for a whole range of diseases that have been used successfully worldwide since the 1960’s.
DMSO increases the effectiveness of medicines
Especially in acute (emergency) situations that make pharmaceutical drugs unavoidable, the combination with DMSO makes sense, because the side effects are also reduced by the lower dose. . These include, in particular, anti-rheumatic and chemotherapeutic agents, but medications that lower blood pressure can also be used with a reduced dose with the same effect.
The main area of application of DMSO is the therapy of pain, swelling, sprains and inflammation.
Chronic cystitis (interstitial cystitis) is approved, the only indication for treatment with DMSO to date by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration authority = Food and Drug Administration).
However, treatment with DMSO can even with bursitis (bursitis), damage of cartilage in the joints caused by wear ( osteoarthritis ) and joint inflammation ( arthritis care), which may be associated with severe pain and swelling, a positive effect unfold and for a faster healing process. We use DMSO with great success externally as an ointment for numbness in the soles of the feet due to polyneuropathy.
What is DMSO?
DMSO is the abbreviation of dimethyl sulfoxide.
This is a natural organic sulfur compound, a versatile chemical solvent that is a by-product of pulp manufacturing in wood processing.
The special thing is that DMSO can have a positive pharmacological effect in various diseases.
Treatment with DMSO can be used for different inflammation and pain conditions, for example:
- inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis
- Arthritis and
- Rheumatic diseases (scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis)
- chronic cystitis (interstitial cystitis)
- Inflammation of the sinuses, thyroid.
DMSO can also be used as an antioxidant to strengthen the cells against free radicals and against harmful environmental influences.
Therapy with DMSO
Therapy with DMSO is considered uncomplicated.
It can be applied externally in the form of creams or ointments or internally by spraying or by taking drops orally.
It depends on the right dose.
With a DMSO treatment, you should always pay attention to the correct dosage, because an overdose can lead to side effects (e.g. skin irritation, rashes and burning skin, blistering, allergic reactions, dizziness, headache, nausea and vomiting).
Even with the right dosage, undesirable effects can occur, such as an unpleasant but temporary smell of garlic or oysters. Guidelines for the DMSO concentrations and the corresponding areas of application have been drawn up in order not to make any mistakes regarding the dosage of DMSO.
Good to know about DMSO
DMSO was discovered in 1866 but was only used in humans in the early 1960s.
- In 1965, the American FDA put an immediate ban on it.
- In 1973 it was again approved in Switzerland, in 1978 in Germany for human medicine.
- No medical side effects are known. DMSO is even considered seven times safer than aspirin.
- There is an unpleasant “side effect”: During (oral) use you develop a strong smell (similar to garlic or oysters). You don’t notice it yourself, but you do perceive the environment. However, the smell evaporates after about three days.
- DMSO only carries substances into the body that can penetrate the top layer of skin. Bacteria and viruses are too big for DMSO to carry with them.
The mode of action
Dimethyl sulfoxide is said to be a remedy for a variety of positive health effects.
DMSO should have the following properties:
- anti-inflammatory (anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory),
- pain reliever (analgesic),
- promotes wound healing,
- muscle relaxers,
- antibiotic (against bacteria),
- antiviral (effective against viruses),
- antifungal (anti-fungal)
- and draining (diuretic).
How DMSO works
DMSO works directly in the body’s cells. It quickly penetrates the skin through the cell walls. DMSO is therefore suitable as a vehicle for pharmaceuticals and supports and increases both the uptake and the effect of pharmacological agents. For this reason, DMSO is often used in the form of combination products.
The mechanism of action of DMSO has not yet been clarified exactly.
Contraindications to DMSO
- in case of hypersensitivity to the active ingredient
- Skin diseases such as psoriasis, neurodermatitis or excessive cornification of the skin (hyperkeratosis)
- People with severe liver or kidney dysfunction
- with poor circulation.
- During pregnancy and lactation
- Children under 5 years
DMSO promotes the activity and absorption of other drugs and their active ingredients through the skin. For people who have to take medication regularly, treatment with DMSO should therefore only be carried out with great caution and in consultation with the treating doctor, as an overdose can occur in the worst case. Likewise, undesirable side effects such as skin irritation, rashes and burning skin, blistering, oedema, allergic reactions, itching, dizziness, vomiting and abdominal cramps are possible consequences.
With the correct dosage of the agent, no side effects are expected during treatment with DMSO.
However, due to a metabolite of dimethyl sulfoxide, an unpleasant, temporary smell arises through the skin and breathing like oysters, seaweed, fish sauce or garlic. This is not necessarily perceived by yourself, but by the people in the area and should abate about two to three days after the last application with DMSO.
With an overdose of DMSO, side effects such as skin irritation, rashes and burning sensation, blistering, oedema, allergic reactions, severe itching, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps can occur.