DMSO -Medicine Carrier / Cell membrane penetrant / Precursor to MSM
Dr. Edelson says: "Occasionally, a patient will develop a headache from it, when used intravenously - and it is dose related." - He continues: "If you give a large dose, [the patient] will get a headache. And we use large doses. DMSO detoxification effect could overload liver/kidney's ability to eliminate them from the body, such that toxins in the bloodstream could cause a headache
Stephen Edelson, MD, F.A.A.F.P., F.A.A.E.M. practices medicine at the Environmental and Preventive Health Center of Atlanta
The garlic odor is a problem for some – A strong garlic taste in the mouth following DMSO administration comes from the exhaled dimethylsulfide (DMS) metabolite. Some spouses have to move out of their shared bedroom into separate bedrooms.
Bare hands used to apply DMSO can get wrinkly for a short while - since DMSO has a dehydration effect.