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DMSO Is The Bomb

DMSO is the bomb. We’ve been using it for almost two months now. We are so impressed with it that I have been telling everyone I know about it. No one is listening, but that’s okay. I keep talking. It’s a kind of win win.

I re-discovered DMSO, dimethyl sulfoxide, when I read a book about healing arthritis naturally. Most sources say there is no cure and eventually you will dry up and look like a pretzel. These sources tell us these things in order to avoid liability and because they want to keep people depressed.

My mother used DMSO in the 1970s after she would get home from skating. I can now relate to her aches and pains after a work out, even though she was relatively young and in good shape then.

There was a jar of DMSO in lotion form I’d bought several years ago in the house and then forgot about. I  began to use it on my legs and shoulder where most of my pain is located, after reading and researching the information available on it. I use it at full strength and in lotion form, twice a day.

DMSO Cream with Aloe Vera Rose Scented -- 4 oz

Here’s a secret that almost no one knows and for the edification of those who insist that DMSO is not approved by the FDA and therefore is not safe: The FDA approved DMSO for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, which is a bladder condition. DMSO must be taken internally for the condition.

Therefore and ergo, once the FDA approves something for one thing, doctors are allowed to prescribe that substance for anything they see fit. Why so few see fit to use it in hospitals or clinics or dental offices, I don’t know. It is seven times safer than aspirin, but you wouldn’t know it to read some of the info out there.

It does take down with it anything that happens to be on the skin or hands when it is applied topically, so it’s good to make sure you haven’t been bathing in pesticides.

DMSO, when given intravenously, increases the efficacy of other drugs such as antibiotics. It pushes them deeper into organs. I’m no doctor, but that seems ideal to me. No worry about having to administer antibiotics in greater strengths. It has also been proven that DMSO actually realigns abnormal cells and makes them normal again, which may be why they use DMSO in some cancer clinics and why it’s such an awesome free radical scavenger.

“DMSO is a rapidly absorbed skin penetrant. With the ability to carry other substances through membranes it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Additionally, DMSO is a potent antioxidant, scavenging the highly reactive molecules that contribute to disease and aging, known as free radicals.

It has been found that medications dissolved in DMSO retain their therapeutic activity and their specific properties over a longer period of time. It maintains and multiplies the activity of many drugs. Allergic reactions are diminished by the actions of DMSO.”

It’s also one of the few known substances that can cross the blood brain barrier and so has been useful in treating Alzheimer’s and migraines.

Wikipedia is just one of dozens of links talking about DMSO which has been used by dentists and doctors in Germany and Russia and in Chile for respiratory and other ailments. People dilute it and spray it in their eyes for treatment of glaucoma and cataracts.

I put a touch of it directly inside both sides of my nose. It feels warm and then voila, my nose is un-stuffed. I do it before I go to sleep and it stays that way through the night. When I get an allergy attack, I do the same thing and the attack stops. The other day, I burned my arm with boiling water. I ran some cool water over the spot for a few seconds and then put DMSO on it. The pain was gone in seconds and nothing was left of the burn, not even a red spot.

It hasn’t taken away the pain in my arm or legs, but it has reduced it. My hip arthritis is at the end stage, so I doubt it can do a lot except help the ibuprofen do its work. I’ve been rubbing it around and in my ear to help with tinnitus, which comes and goes, depending on low loud I play my rock and roll during a work out. I put it under my eyes, around my mouth, and on my face and neck. Lines near my mouth are disappearing, and a small bump I had on my chest completely disappeared after just a week.


The obvious problem with DMSO is that it can make the user smell like garlic. I haven’t been told by a stranger or a friend as yet that I stink, but you never know. People might be trying to remain polite. I can only hope. I think that the garlic smell goes away after a short time using it.

The smell is the reason DMSO wasn’t put through the double blind studies so dear to the heart of the FDA and scientists. The odor, or lack of it, would give away the control group. “You don’t stink, kindly stranger. Are you part of a double blind study?”

The MOTH came home from the hospital in December after staying there for a week with a bronchial infection and they kept him on prednisone even after he was released. He was still feeling lethargic and was unable to work more than a few minutes without having to stop to catch his breath. I suggested he start using DMSO by rubbing it into his chest. He began to put half a dropper of the liquid at full strength in his oatmeal in the mornings and before I knew it, he was driving me crazy with all his energy and high spirits.

DMSO Liquid Solution for Pets (Click for Larger Image)

Doctors can prescribe medical grade DMSO but I don’t know if that’s any different than “pharmaceutical grade,” which is widely available on Amazon and many other sites. It’s very inexpensive, and if nothing else, should be kept in the house for first aid treatments.

Should I ever be taken to the hospital after an accident or from getting sick, I have instructed my family to demand it be used. Whether demands would work on doctors, I have no idea, but I’m sure gonna yell at someone if I come out of whatever ails me and I have the strength to yell.

Administered within 90 minutes of a stroke, it can dissolve the clot and the stroke victim may have no ill effects from the episode. One woman was sent home to be with her brother to die. She had incurable tongue cancer. Her brother was a doctor. He figured since she was going to die, he’d make her more comfortable by administering DMSO intravenously.

She ended up recovering and living for many more years. That should teach him to use something not approved by the FDA.








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12 thoughts on “DMSO Is The Bomb

  • February 20, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Wow. I remember DMSO from the 60s but had forgotten about it. (That’s how you know you’re old. You know stuff from way back but you can’t remember half of it. )
    How are the hips doing? Scheduled to throw out the old and replace with new yet?

    • February 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm


    • February 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Exactly! My mother swore by it, but I didn’t have problems then and didn’t think about it. We just got back from LA last night. Wonderful doctor. I am scheduled for May 22 for the first one. He’s pretty confident he’ll have me off the rollator soon after. I’m going to write a post about it, no doubt.

  • February 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the links, Gigi. I’m glad to hear DMSO helps. As for me, . . . cluck, cluck.

    • February 20, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      Annabelle! I’m glad you’re okay. I saw your account on Q was deactivated and I was worried. Chicken about using DMSO? No worries. Read the testimonials and reviews on Amazon or in other articles. Doctors use it in Germany, Russia, and Chile.

  • February 20, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Yep. I bet you’ll lose your training wheels pretty quickly. And of course you’ll write about it. Inquiring minds want to know all!

    • February 21, 2019 at 4:54 am

      My training wheels! Haha! I certainly hope so. I’m sure we’ll do both legs, so I anticipate waiting to dance around at around a year and a half to two years. We’ll see. I want to run like the Six Million Dollar Woman.

  • February 21, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Love that the DSMO is helping you!! I am going to order it on Amazon now. Thank you for letting us know how much it has helped you!!!

    • February 21, 2019 at 6:49 am

      Let me know if you have any questions about it, Susie Q. I’ve read so much about it now. I don’t know everything, but I’m pretty sure I can answer questions about our experiences. It’s not a miracle cure, but it is an excellent first aid for burns and cuts, and it may help more serious conditions.

  • February 21, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Well, the Six Million Dollar gal ran in slow motion. Bet you can do that soon. Then you can learn the Salsa, lots of hip action!
    Keep on keeping on, little sis.


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