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DMSO for Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster is a viral disease caused by the varicella zoster virus the same virus that causes chicken pox. After you get chicken pox, the virus is not fully cleared and remains inactive in the nervous system. Shingles occur when the virus reactivates in later years. Shingles usually starts with a painful moncler outlet online and blistering rash. DMSO dimethyl sulfoxide alone or in combination with other drugs may help prevent or treat shingles. Consult your doctor before using DMSO to relieve the symptoms of shingles.

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Most antiviral drugs are ineffective against viruses because inside the cell the virus is protected by the protein coating of the cell. The distinctive ability of DMSO to enter the cell itself makes it important in your fight against the virus. DMSO contains oxygen, and viruses cannot exist in an oxygen environment, according to Michael Wiles in of Dermatology for Chiropractors. Using a 5 to 40 percent solution of an antiviral drug called idoxuridine in combination with DMSO may help treat symptoms of shingles. The "Doctor Medical Library" suggests applying the solution within 48 hours after the appearance of skin rash symptoms. The solution can be used every four hours for four days. Dabbing DMSO on the affected area twice daily with a cotton ball may stop the growth of herpes virus.

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DMSO is likely unsafe when not used correctly. Application of highly purified DMSO solution mixed with equal quantity of distilled water may help prevent skin irritation, reports the University of Michigan Health System. Taking DMSO internally may cause side effects such as nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation and vomiting. The University of Maryland Medical Center warns against taking DMSO internally, except under your doctor supervision.