Post by ripvanwinkle on Mar 18, 2014 20:27:33 GMT -5
Back in the 70's and 80's there was a lot of talk about DMSO. I haven't heard anything more about it. My dad got it from his friend who used it on his horses for something. He used it on his knee. Then I think Oregon made it available for human use years ago. Anybody use it for aches and pains?
DMSO is really bad for you (I have a phd in chemistry) so I am fairly sure the general public can't get their hands on it. Heck, I wouldn't want to and I have lax ideas on chemical safety from working in too many labs.
Post by The Walk of the Penguin Mich on Mar 24, 2014 13:45:47 GMT -5
The problem with DMSO is that it is absorbed directly through the skin. Any contaminants in the DMSO (and unless you have some way of handling it without guaranteeing any contaminants) get absorbed through the skin too.
We used to use it regularly in the lab and always used gloves. There is no way I'd use it on myself, and we used to 'borrow' glucose for coffee when we were out (back in the dark ages).
I think that the only place I have seen it used is for veterinary use in horses.