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I have some questions re: DMSO Gel. Is it effective in pain relief and What strength should I use and where do i buy it.
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Hi,
I have some questions re: DMSO Gel. Is it effective in pain relief and What strength should I use and where do i buy it.
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DMSO gel is potent and not without dangers and you need to follow the instructions closely.

Discuss it with your doctor. It's not an OTC thing at all.
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Hi numb,

Here's a thread where DMSO usage was discussed by several posters a while back. http://www.neurotalk.org/reflex-symp...dmso-50-a.html

I buy 99.9% pharmaceutical grade off of Amazon and dilute it with vegetable glycerin and apply with a paint brush. 50-50 was the best as far as application ease (no drips) and zero skin burn. 70-30 DMSO didn't burn either, but the dripping can get annoying. It goes right through the skin barrier so make sure you wash your hands/skin prior to application.

Certainly not a bad thing to discuss with a doctor, but DMSO isn't likely in their wheelhouse, so there's that. Individual decision, like everything else. Hope this helps some.

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I forgot to mention - as far as my personal experience: I've applied DMSO to my shoulder, knee, ankle, and plantar fascia. And a lipoma. For me, there is an immediately noticeable reduction in pain for anything -itis (inflammation) related. My dad pulled a muscle in his shoulder a couple years back and tried it out - he raved about its healing/pain reduction benefits. Didn't do anything for the lipoma.

RSD-wise: It did not directly reduce RSD pain noticeably when I applied it, but I kept at it consistently for at least 60 days, applying a 50-50 dilution to the primary RSD site on an hourly basis (between 6-10x daily.) So the frequency could very well have had a positive impact. I did notice "tingles" in that area soon after applying - felt like very mild electric currents (nothing like RSD electrical shock zap flares).

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I bought this one. It helped, but was not miraculous, but a higher concentration might be better.

Amazon.com : DMSO CREAM, ROSE SCENTED, 4 OZ : Body Gels And Creams : Beauty
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Hi numb,

Here's a thread where DMSO usage was discussed by several posters a while back. http://www.neurotalk.org/reflex-symp...dmso-50-a.html

I buy 99.9% pharmaceutical grade off of Amazon and dilute it with vegetable glycerin and apply with a paint brush. 50-50 was the best as far as application ease (no drips) and zero skin burn. 70-30 DMSO didn't burn either, but the dripping can get annoying. It goes right through the skin barrier so make sure you wash your hands/skin prior to application.

Certainly not a bad thing to discuss with a doctor, but DMSO isn't likely in their wheelhouse, so there's that. Individual decision, like everything else. Hope this helps some.

*EDIT*

I forgot to mention - as far as my personal experience: I've applied DMSO to my shoulder, knee, ankle, and plantar fascia. And a lipoma. For me, there is an immediately noticeable reduction in pain for anything -itis (inflammation) related. My dad pulled a muscle in his shoulder a couple years back and tried it out - he raved about its healing/pain reduction benefits. Didn't do anything for the lipoma.

RSD-wise: It did not directly reduce RSD pain noticeably when I applied it, but I kept at it consistently for at least 60 days, applying a 50-50 dilution to the primary RSD site on an hourly basis (between 6-10x daily.) So the frequency could very well have had a positive impact. I did notice "tingles" in that area soon after applying - felt like very mild electric currents (nothing like RSD electrical shock zap flares).
how do you know whether or not it is pharmaceutical grade? I have found my old jar and it said 99.9% pure DMSO gel 90% DMSO and 10% distilled water. I also can't find the expiration date. I believe i have this for years as I can't even remember where did I order it.
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