• Has anyone used DMSO to treat skin cancer? How do you apply it?

    Asked by Melanoma_WN on Thursday, January 24, 2013

    Has anyone used DMSO to treat skin cancer? How do you apply it?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I certainly hope not. DMSO is a toxic solvent. Early clinical trials with DMSO were stopped because of questions about its safety. The most commonly reported side effects include headaches and burning and itching on contact with the skin. Strong allergic reactions have been reported. In high concentrations, DMSO can be fatal to humans. Industrial-grade DMSO is sometimes contaminated with other substances. DMSO can cause contaminants, toxins, and medicines to be absorbed through the skin, which may cause unexpected effects. DMSO is thought to increase the effects of blood thinners, steroids, heart medicines, sedatives, and other drugs. In Australia it is listed as a schedule 4 poison, and a company has been prosecuted for adding it to products as a preservative.[

      over 7 years ago

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