DMSO has been the subject of a lot of controversies during the last years, but, unfortunately, a lot of people talking about it do not really know what DMSO is. DMSO is acronym meaning dimethylsulfoxide. This substance is a chemical that can cause a minor irritation of the skin. DMSO is made from wood pulp. It can penetrate the skin and studies have showed that it can also ease the healing of inflammation. DMSO can be used in many treatments, but until now, it cannot be used in most of them. Not many DMSO applications have approval and many pharmaceutical companies still wait to reach an agreement with U.S. Food and Drug Administration to gain it. In present, monumental research is done in support of DMSO, but because of its prohibition in America, many American citizens cross the borders to benefit of treatments including this substance.
Medical communities are fighting to obtain the approval to use DMSO at least in treating cystitis – the inflammation of the bladder wall, arthritis and bursitis. Although the veterinary use is approved for DMSO for decades, the human use is not. DMSO is used by veterinaries to cure dermatological disorders and tissue damage. Also in immunological therapies of animals, DMSO is successfully used in the United States. FDA has serious reasons not to grant the approvals of DMSO yet on humans, as the medical community still has to answer a few important questions regarding the use of this substances in treatments and cures.
In some countries, DMSO is already used. For the treatment of arthrosis, bursitis, muscular pain, interstitial cystitis, tissue necrosis and tissue damage, DMSO is an important substance. Not just for these problems is used, but DMSO also works as a vehicle to deliver in one’s blood other drugs to help other areas of the body of the patient. Although it is not an official news, it seems that athletes that suffer from bruises, pain and swelling use DMSO successfully. To prove the efficiency of this substance, decades of research have been made. Even so, FDA still refuses to give its approval for the medical use on humans.