DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) can be used as a prescription medicine or as a dietary supplement. You can take it intravenously, apply it topically, or even take it orally, depending on its intended purpose. For example, you will apply DMSO creams to reduce pain, while increasing the healing speed of wounds, burns, and other types of injuries by blocking the pain receptors. You can also use it for treating painful headaches, inflammations, and arthritis. What’s more surprising, DMSO is also proven beneficial to treat various painful eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts.
Seems like DMSO is your definite must – have should you have any emergency occasion.
DMSO works by allowing the required medications get into the skin to affect fats, proteins, carbs, and even water in your body, thanks to its property that enhances the permeability of the membranes. Because of its various medicinal properties, DMSO is definitely safe when used as a prescription medication.
When using DMSO, keep in mind that there are several side effects that you need to be aware of, such as skin reactions, headache, vomiting, constipation, and allergic reactions. And funnily enough, using DMSO can cause your breath and body odor to smell a lot like garlic.
Nearly everybody can use DMSO to treat their symptoms, but special precautions need to be taken. If you are pregnant and/or currently nursing, you must take other alternatives to treat your symptoms. There are also reports indicating that DMSO can affect insulin levels in your body. Unless it’s necessary, you need to monitor your blood sugar in case it goes erratic while insulin doses needs to be adjusted. The same goes for your liver. You need to get them checked out every six months if you are using DMSO and have a liver condition.