Overview

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a chemical. It is available as a prescription medicine and also as a dietary supplement. It can be taken by mouth, applied to the skin (used topically), or injected into the veins (used intravenously or by IV).

DMSO is used for bladderinflammation (interstitial cystitis), limb pain that usually occurs after an injury (complex regional pain syndrome), and leakage of intravenous (IV) drug from the vein into surrounding skin and tissue (extravasation). It is also used for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

How does it work ?

DMSO helps medicines get through the skin and can affect proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water in the body.

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