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Old 09-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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DMSO-used too much on foot?

After trying several different things to relieve pain in my posterior heel, (not plantar fascitis, not heel spur) I tried DMSO 90% roll on solution. The relief was almost instant, and I had read many reports on the product so I felt comfortable in using it. It made my foot feel normal, and I could walk without pain, so every few hours I reapplied. Now, after two days of use the skin seems to have a prune like withered effect. It is tight and itchy. I have since been applying vitamin E oil, and vaseline to keep the skin moist. Does anyone know if this is a common reaction? Could it have been avoided with a lesser strength solution?
Will it heal? What have I done?

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Old 09-25-2011, 03:27 AM   #2
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Re: DMSO-used too much on foot?

Exactly what is DMSO? I wish you luck in whatever you find out.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Re: DMSO-used too much on foot?

DMSO is Dimethyl Sulfoxide. Google the many uses!

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Re: DMSO-used too much on foot?

I think you will heal fine, rlp. The package may say how often to use it. Maybe you over did it. It seems like a substance that may irritate skin.

Try washing the area with soap and water, and then applying aloe vera. Let it dry, then apply vitamin E oil to soothe and moisturize. Also a Vit. A & D ointment is very healing.

I use something called King's X on my knees. It stops pain instantly. The only drawback is you must clean it off the hands and out from under the fingernails to make sure it does not get in your eyes. But I guess you could apply it with a small cloth and keep it off your hands.

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:31 AM   #5
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Re: DMSO-used too much on foot?

DMSO is a solvent and can irritate the skin. Some people prefer DMSO cream to the roll on. You can also use a cream or aloe after applying the DMSO. Just let the DMSO dry first because if wet, it will carry any substance into the bloodstream. Also be aware that the DMSO only reduces pain and is treating the symptom, not the cause of the problem.
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