Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) are organic solvents that have a variety of therapeutic uses in medicine. DMSO is most commonly used as a topical drug to promote wound healing and reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.
One condition for which DMSO has been used as a treatment is interstitial cystitis (IC), a chronic bladder condition that can cause pain and discomfort.
DMSO has also been studied for its potential use in treating other conditions, such as arthritis and joint pain, and for its ability to enhance the absorption of certain medications through the skin.
While DMSO has a variety of potential uses, it can also have some adverse reactions in certain situations including skin irritation, headaches, nausea and vomiting, eye irritation, and interactions with other substances.
Another DMSO solution may relieve pain by reducing inflammation in the affected area. Inflammation is a common cause of pain, and DMSO has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties in laboratory studies and human clinical trials.
DMSO may also have analgesic (pain-relieving) effects by blocking nerve impulses that transmit pain signals to the brain. In addition, it may help to increase the flow of human blood cells to the affected area, which can help to promote healing and reduce pain.
DMSO can reduce inflammation by inhibiting inflammatory cytokine production and other pro-inflammatory molecules and may be used for various types of pain, including arthritis, tendonitis, and interstitial cystitis, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness in these areas.