Important Instructions To Be Followed For Topical Application Of Dmso ( Part 2 )
In Part 1 of this article, we have discussed in details a few measures that are inevitable for topical administration of DMSO. However, that isn’t all. There are a lot of other aspects that carry an equal amount of importance but are most often left out. So, we are going to draw your attention to those measures and extend upon the previously stated practices so that you don’t miss out upon anything.
Don’t miss out on the disclaimer – It is primary to consult an expert for their professional inputs and advice before using DMSO gel to further increase the derived level of therapeutic success. So, let’s step forward for a more detailed evaluation.
Healthy application procedure
Upon application, most people report experiencing a mild pungent smell and garlicky taste that is typical of DMSO gel application. To tackle these experts suggest the use of the essential oil-infused DMSO which can prevent the unpleasantness. Alternatively, chewable tablets of orange, peppermint, spearmint or Wintergreen can be used to balance out the taste. Given that it is known to dehydrate the skin, most people prefer to cover it up with a castor oil pack put inside in a plastic bag. Although it might look helpful, it is capable of causing significant harm. So try to refrain from using anything synthetic or chemical-based such as lotions, creams, cleansers and fragrance.
In case you notice any signs of irritation or redness, do not panic as it is an unavoidable behaviour. Give your skin a little time to get familiarized with the new product. The irritation is a positive sign indicating the skin interaction with DMSO gel which has the potency to heal the directed condition.
Post Application care and hydration
To prevent skin drying, you can follow it up with a hot castor oil pack. Wait for at least 1 hour until the DMSO gel gets completely absorbed and there is a good amount of time gap to avoid any possible reaction. Dip a smooth fabric in the castor oil pack and lay it over the affected area. Additionally, cover it with another cotton cloth or towel for safety. It goes unsaid to clean and dry your hands before preparing any mixture that will interact with DMSO gel and similarly while the application and cleaning procedure of the target area.
Determine the right amount for usage
When using DMSO to get some pain relief, apply it to a large area around the spot inflicting pain. For example, if your experiencing pain in your hands then you can apply the gel starting from your wrists up to your forearm and further. Its action can be multiplied by adding a few drops of essential oils into the mixture, excluding those of clove and cinnamon. To get faster results you can rub it across the affected area which also helps to beneficiary effects to last longer than usual. It is advisable to start with a small amount and experiment with the compatibility of the product with your body. And according to the requirement, you can gradually use more to your pain.
Regulate how often to apply
It is safe to apply DMSO gel ranging from 1 to 6 times regularly. However, depending on the type of target health condition different schedules are suggested. For an acute condition, it is recommended to apply at an interval of every 2 hours for about 4 times continuously for one week until you see any improvement. But in the case of chronic conditions, it may take a longer period approximately 3 weeks – 6 weeks period to notice the result.
So be patient and listen to your body’s interaction while using DMSO gel so that you can reap maximum benefits.