Is there a substitute for DMSO I can use to treat my hand?

Hello Dr. Herazy,

I am researching the therapies you are recommending. Since I am allergic to Sulfa drugs I probably do not want to use DMSO. Assuming I can tolerate the topical E and the CP Serum is there another carrier oil or gel that I could use instead of the DMSO? Maybe Jojoba oil or olive oil?

Thank you

Diane B


Greetings Diane,

Although it is not as good as DMSO for the purpose of driving the topical E and Super CP Serum copper peptides into the Dupuytren palm nodule and cord tissue, you can use Emu oil for this purpose.    The emu is a bird from New Zealand and Australia.  Oil from this bird has some tissue penetrating properties and can be used also.   TRH

4 thoughts on “Is there a substitute for DMSO I can use to treat my hand?

  1. Nikita says:

    Hi Diane,
    Don’t know how old the Dupuytren’s contracture question is, but I can’t help myself, I have to comment ! Being very allergic to sulfa drugs myself ,( I could die if I consume such a chemical drug) the word here is *sulfa drug*, I find there is absolutely no bad reactions to either DMSO or MSM,either internally or externally, both being derived from a natural source of biological sulpher, actually the left overs from paper making(simplistically). Having used both products extensively for over 10years, there is no cause for concern on my behalf what so ever. As a topical transporter I know nothing that can equal DMSO & to a lesser degree ,MSM. DMSO & MSM are not sulfa drugs, rather they are helpful in many ways like Dupuytren’s contracture.

    Kind regards,

  2. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Nikita,

    Thanks for your thoughtful and informative reply to Diane about using DMSO for Dupuytren’s contracture topical treatment. TRH

  3. michelle says:

    DMSO causes histamine to be released from mast cells, according to The DMSO Handbook by Hartmut P.A. Fischer. For those of us with a histamine allergy we can’t use DMSO, unless I am misinterpreting what is said in the book. I have a severe allergy that causes me terrible sickness when exposed to histamines. I am looking for something to use in conjunction with iodine or Chlorine Dioxide Solution (or MMS) to penetrate tooth enamel to kill strep which causes cavities. I see emu oil recommended above but am looking for something I could use orally. I could use the oil in my mouth theoretically but I would hope there is something better. Thanks for any help.

  4. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Michelle,

    Because this is a natural Dupuytren’s contracture treatment website, I attempt to limit my replies to DC-related questions.

    Having mentioned that, I am aware of the book by Fischer and what he says about DMSO and histamine. What he warns about has not occurred in my experience since 2002. Perhaps it is because of the fact that the two DMSO products we use — PMD and Dusa Sal — are both diluted to 60% to allow for thrice daily application, that no one in 20 years has reported any histamine allergy reactions. Mind you, I am not commenting on the accuracy or correctness of Fisher’s opinions, only my experience with tens of thousands of uses of PMD and Dusa Sal DMSO products for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. TRH

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