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RE: [RC] Bee Stings and DMSO - Rae Callaway

I think it’s Regumate that has the sterility issues when handled, for women, anyway.




From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dot Wiggins
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:43 PM
To: Evelyn Allen; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] Bee Stings and DMSO


I've not heard about the infertility info.   I do know some folks will get an odd "taste" when using DMSO bare handed.  I find when using on a horse or another person I can sometimes taste smoked oysters, others get garlic or bananas (:>)    If I put it on my own owies there is no taste, go figure.


A serious caution with it is not to  mix anything that shouldn't be absorbed with DMSO.  Be sure your hands are clean, no bug spray, paint thinner,  chemicals, etc.    It is a "carrier", for want of a better word.  This can be good or bad depending on what it is.


DMSO is a good disinfectant, wonderful on burns, stings, bruises, sprains, etc.   I've seen vets just slather it on when they had stitched big ugly wounds to keep the swelling from pulling stitches out.

I've heard/read of injecting it into the spinal cord injuries to reduce swelling.




----- Original Message -----

From: Evelyn Allen

Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:00 PM

Subject: [RC] Bee Stings and DMSO


When we first had occasion to use DMSO on one of our horses about 20 years ago, we were specifically told by the vet to wear gloves and to ensure that the DMSO did not make direct contact with our skin (issues with the potential for it causing infertility in humans, etc.).  Is that not correct?


"I hope you don't have to use it but DMSO applied to insect stings and bites
will sure take the "sting" and itch away."


Evelyn Allen

"To the world you might be one person, but to one animal you might be the world"

[RC] Bee Stings and DMSO, Evelyn Allen
Re: [RC] Bee Stings and DMSO, Dot Wiggins