How to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture

How to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture

Can Dupuytren’s contracture be reversed, really?  

Reverse Dupuytren's contracture to stop growth and development, by supporting ability to heal better.First, before answering this question, it is important to explain what it means to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture (DC).

Medical literature explains the usual progression of DC in detail.  It describes how growth of the palm lump, or finger cord, can stop and slow down as it develops.  Further, these changes can go so far that the Dupuytren’s contracture even self-heals in its early stages.  This can take place over a span of many months, or even years.  This variable development of DC occurs only because the body can affect the fibrous DC tissue.  That being the case, these minor and brief changes can go as far as being able to self-heal or reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.

It is reasonable to look upon this stopping, slowing and reversing of Dupuytren’s contracture as an incomplete or failed healing.  The body always tries to be well.  Accordingly, the body is programmed to heal itself to the best of its ability. It is how we survive. Sometimes the healing works, and sometimes it does not.  For this reason, the best and easiest way to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture is to help the body heal itself.  Using the DCI treatment strategy increases the odds for the body to do a better job of healing and repair. Think of it as a way of taking advantage of a natural process that needs a little help.

Body is smarter than science

There is a lot that science does not know.  Science still does not completely understand how the body does the thousands of common daily activities, like:

  • Making a red blood cell
  • Digesting food
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Thinking a thought
  • Mending a broken bone

Specifically, medical science freely admits it knows little about DC.  It is not necessary for science to understand how the body self-heals DC.  The DCI encourages how the body reverses Dupuytren’s contracture, even if the process is a mystery.

Help the body reverse Dupuytren’s contracture, naturally

The DCI therapy method is simple and direct.  Supplying certain vitamins, minerals and enzymes floods the problem tissue with what it needs to heal most effectively.   A few dietary changes and external therapies support healing further. The idea is to assist the body to repair a little better than it is currently, and in this way reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.

DC is a tough and stubborn problem. A general going into war will use as many different weapons from different directions, as possible. DCI does something similar.  It is not a small effort to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.  It requires intense and aggressive treatment effort, from different directions, to support successful healing.

Once you see how to stop Dupuytren’s contracture, it is not complicated, and makes sense.  Brief outline of DCI treatment method:

  1. Dietary avoidance – Strictly avoid those foods that give you digestive trouble. Keep your digestive tract happy. In this way, there is improved absorption of necessary nutrients for better healing.
    A.  Any specific food sensitivity.  Examples:
    1) Onions                                             2) Spicy, hot foods
    3) Pizza                                                4) Sea food
    5) Pickles                                             6) Nuts, etc.
    B.  General or broad food sensitivity.  Examples:
    1)  Gluten                                            2)  Carbohydrates
    3)  MSG                                              4)  Dairy
    5)  Caffeine                                         6)  Sulfites
    7)  Amines, etc.
  2. DCI treatment plans – more information about DCI treatment plans
    A. Vitamins, minerals and enzymes important to reversing Dupuytren’s contracture – used internally
    1) The key to using these DCI plans is to take them correctly in combination on a
    gradually increasing dosage schedule
    B. DMSO trio – used externally
    C. Ultrasound therapy – used externally
  3. DCI hand stretching exercises

Apply all these therapies at the same time.  Follow the specific instructions provided with each plan.

Effectiveness of DCI therapy plans to reverse Dupuytren’s contracture

DCI has been around since 2004.  It works with men and women to help them at least slow, and sometimes reverse, their Dupuytren’s contracture.  Reports we receive indicate 8-10 people see moderate to marked success over their DC, for every one report of failure.   Those who closely follow the DCI instructions they are given, and allow enough time for the tissue to respond, get better results. Please refer to Start Dupuytren treatment.

Not all DC gets worse

Not all cases of DC look, act, develop, or end up the same.  There are always minor differences between cases. All the experts agree on that.  One of these differences is whether there is improvement, or reversal, of the palm lump, especially during the early stages. This improvement or reversal can be minor or great.  The reversal can also be brief, followed by a return of the Dupuytren’s contracture palm lump.  On the other hand, permanent when the palm lump reversal never returns.

Some experts say DC is permanent and constant, and never reverses itself.  Other experts report that DC will sometimes improve.  But then again, there are always differences of opinion, even among the experts.

Primarily, someone’s view about reversing Dupuytren’s contracture depends on his or her experience.  Those who talk only occasionally to a few DC cases might not hear much about self-correction.  DCI talks to people from around the world, and hears hundreds of stories about reversal.  For example, DCI records show 5-10% of people with DC report one or two brief periods of reversal or improvement of the palm lump in the early stages. This is a small percent, but significant when the reversals become permanent.  This is where DCI would like to see all people.

Reversal of Dupuytren’s contracture is great news for anyone with a palm lump or finger cord.  When a palm nodule or finger cord reverses, even a little, it is a small and imperfect variation of DC healing.  Reversal means a person has hope, a chance, to push it even further to complete healing.

Can you reverse Dupuytren’s contracture with hand surgery?

You might think, “Why do all this work?  I can have some kind of hand surgery, like needle aponeurotomy or a fasciectomy, to reverse my Dupuytren’s contracture.  Snip, snip, and it is gone, right?”

No. Hand surgery of any type, even the hand surgery of a Xiaflex injection, does not reverse Dupuytren’s contracture.  After DC hand surgery, the hand still has the tendency to over-produce fibrous tissue.  And it often does just that. The purpose of DC hand surgery is to do only one specific thing:  To improve finger movement as much as possible.  Not to get rid of Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren’s contracture surgery removes just enough fibrous palm tissue to allow the fingers to move better – for a while. However, some abnormal fibrous tissue remains behind after surgery.  Removal of it all is impossible. For this reason, too much fibrous tissue can still be created after  injury, or other reasons. Meaning, the palm lump and finger cord can grow back in time.  The term for this is Dupuytren’s contracture recurrence.

Dupuytren’s contracture recurrence

Reverse Dupuytren's contracture without hand surgery so their is no Dupuytren's contracture recurrenceCommonly, 2-4 years (sometimes as soon as 6 months, or as long as 10 years or more) after DC surgery, the palm lump or finger cord will return.  Because of this, half the people who contact DCI for advice have had one or more hand surgeries. These people often say the same sad thing. They thought their first Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgery would eliminate their hand problem. They thought their hand would be normal after their first surgery. The opposite happens.

When DC returns after hand surgery, the hand can become worse for three reasons:

  1. A little normal skin and muscle tissue is lost with each hand surgery.  After a few hand surgeries, those losses add up.  The hand becomes clumsy, weak, or achy.   In addition, each hand surgery damages normal and healthy nerves and blood vessels. This results in inevitable pain, numbness and circulatory issues.  Even excellent surgeries leave the hand less than perfect.
  2. Each surgery leaves behind some old DC fibrous tissue that can continue to cause problems, as it continues to grow larger. Think of pruning a bush to stimulate new growth.
  3. Each surgery can stimulate new Dupuytren’s contracture fibrous tissue that can further contract the palm and fingers.  The new DC naturally grows larger.  Think of stirring up a beehive.

This explains why so many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture have so many hand surgeries.  It is common for someone who develops DC in their 50s to have 2-5 hand surgeries by the time they are in their 70s.  The record number DCI has heard about is one person having 11 Dupuytren’s contracture hand surgeries. So, no, the idea you can reverse Dupuytren’s contracture with surgery is not true.

Conclusion

Everyone who has palm lumps, finger cords and contracted fingers wants to know how to stop Dupuytren’s contracture.  Medical science only thinks about drugs and surgery.

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture Homeopathic Treatment? 

Dupuytren’s Contracture Homeopathic Treatment   

    How to use homeopathy for Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment is an important part of a balanced holistic therapy plan.  It is an excellent way to support and encourage the body to self-heal this disease.  However, as good as homeopathic therapy is, Dupuytren’s contracture is still a difficult and challenging problem to treat.

For this reason, DCI suggests using a diverse Alternative Medicine program to support the body’s effort to heal and eliminate DC.  Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment is just one more way to treat this problem.  The idea is not to use homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture as a stand-alone or solo therapy.  We suggest using homeopathy for in a larger formal Dupuytren’s contracture treatment plan with other  types of natural therapy.  This multiplies the effectiveness of all therapies that are used.

People report to DCI what happens when they use their combination treatment plans.  We receive 8-10 reports of moderate to marked success using DCI treatment plans that include homeopathy for Dupuytren’s contracture, for every one report of failure.  When used as DCI suggests, the results increase.  When used incorrectly, the results suffer.

For specific information about homeopathy and Dupuytren’s contracture, please read below.

Connection of homeopathy and Dupuytren’s contracture

Many studies and research suggest homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture can be an effective option.

For example, a 2003 research study at the University of Hamburg, Germany, was titled, “The effect of homeopathic plant extract solutions on the cell proliferation of human cutaneous fibroblasts in vitro.” It identified 11 homeopathic remedies that slowed or reduced fibroblast cell growth. Notice that key word, “fibroblast.”  As you recall, fibroblasts are specialized connective tissue cells found in every tissue and organ.  Fibroblasts are cellular protein-making factories.  They also produce the various connective tissue elements, as found in Dupuytren’s contracture.  There is an over-abundance of fibroblasts in the palm during the early stage of Dupuytren’s contracture.  Therefore, this study shows how homeopathy can help Dupuytren’s contracture, in a big way.  By slowing fibroblast cell growth, Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment can alter the production and composition of the palm lump and finger cord.

Next, a 2010 double-blind study in the British Journal of Dermatology reports that homeopathy can influence tissue repair.  It showed that an arnica homeopathic remedy reduced the hematoma (bruise) and pain during postoperative recovery.  In addition, there was overall improvement of tissue healing reported.  Obviously, the ability of homeopathic to improve tissue repair and healing is important to using homeopathy for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Controversy about homeopathy, explained

Homeopathy is a controversial topic. A number of its key concepts do not conform to current medical thinking. For example, it is not possible to explain in scientific terms how a product containing little or no active ingredient can have any effect on the body. This, in turn, creates major challenges to rigorous clinical investigation of such products. For example, researchers cannot confirm that an extremely dilute mixture is actually present, as stated on the label.  Nor are they able to develop objective measures that show effects of extremely dilute products in the human body.

Even so, the Lancet and other medical publications of high regard have published information favorable to homeopathy. The Queen of England has her own personal homeopath. Walgreens, CVS and other drug stores now sell dozens of different homeopathic formulas for a variety of health problems, right along with over-the-counter drugs.  This trend toward acceptance of homeopathy says a lot about its effectiveness and safety.

Using Homeopathy and Dupuytren’s contracture

Another research challenge of homeopathic treatments is that they are highly individualized.  There is no uniform prescribing standard for homeopathic practitioners.  The homeopath prescribes to the symptoms of individual patient, and not to the condition treated.  For this reason, there is no standard treatment for any particular condition.  Further, there are hundreds of different homeopathic preparations, prescribed in a variety of different dilutions for thousands of symptoms. Not all Dupuytren’s contracture looks, feels, or acts the same.  Different cases of DC have different symptoms.  Therefore, homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture would be different in each case.  This drives medical thinking crazy.

Homeopathy is comparatively inexpensive, and often downright cheap.  Homeopaths usually prescribe and dispense homeopathic preparations from their offices.  Thus, homeopathy does not support the drug industry. Homeopathy is an annoying competition for the drug industry that works to destroy it.  This is the primary reason for the controversy about homeopathy.

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Difference of opinion about homeopathy

Yes, there is abundant evidence that homeopathy does work.  However, there is also evidence that it does not work. There is controversy like this in many areas of medicine.   A major reason for controversy about homeopathy is due to the difficulty of studying anything so diluted that it disappears.  In a homeopathic preparation, the original substance mentioned on the label is so dilute that there is no chemical trace of it. Only the energy of that substance remains. This is why some MDs scoff at homeopathy.  However, other MDs never use conventional drugs, and use homeopathic therapy exclusively.

Why all this confusion and controversy about homeopathy? Some valid scientific research on this subject says homeopathy is effective, and some equally valid scientific research says homeopathy is not effective.

To become an MD, a person has to be rather smart, and rather educated.  For this reason, it is significant for an MD to say homeopathy is not effective.  However, there are other MDs, just as smart and just as educated, who say homeopathy is effective. They use it exclusively to treat their patients, and never use conventional drugs.  Which group is correct?

Sometimes it is difficult to know exactly what to do about Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment. Sometimes you just have to try things and see what happens, after doing your best to investigate and educate yourself. Adding a homeopathic therapy to your treatment plan adds an inexpensive and wider energy-based therapy to your Dupuytrens effort.

Satisfaction with homeopathy

There are many published research reports on the pubmed.gov website about patient satisfaction with homeopathy.  These studies are in the 90-95% satisfaction range for being fairly to very satisfied, a high satisfaction rating.   The interesting part of these reports is that almost all these patients were treated for chronic conditions, and failed at standard medical treatment. Yet, they were very satisfied with what homeopathy did for them.

Please investigate the subject of homeopathy to your satisfaction. If after doing so you wish to try homeopathy for Dupuytrens contracture, there is aScarStat can be used as part of a Dupuytren's contracture homeopathic treatment plan. special formula that DCI uses, called ScarStat.

Homeopathic remedies are extremely safe when taken as directed. Like all homeopathic remedies, ScarStat is easy to take and easy to transport in liquid form. Taking ScarStat as your homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture is an easy way to broaden your therapy plan inexpensively, and further increases your odds for success.

Suggestions for using Dupuytren’s contracture homeopathic treatment

Because homeopathy is all about energy, using ScarStat homeopathic preparation is very different from using traditional medicine.  There are several “rules” to follow, since it is critical that you receive the maximum effect of the energy available in any homeopathic preparation.

Other forms of energy can adversely influence and weaken the effect of any homeopathic formula.   Therefore, be very careful how you handle the homeopathic spray bottle:

  • Do not expose to excessive heat.  Keep away from a hot car, hot stove, etc.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight.  Avoid expose to direct sunlight for longer than necessary.
  • Do not expose to x-ray radiation.   Never let a homeopathic remedy go through an X-ray detector at the airport.
  • Do not allow tip of the dropper to come in contact with the inside of mouth, or anything else that will contaminate it.   

More information about  ScarStat

How to take ScarStat 

Please follow these suggestions for taking ScarStat in a diversified Dupuytren’s contracture treatment plan:

  • Your mouth must be “clean” before you take any homeopathic remedy. Do not eat or drink anything – even water – 3-5 minutes before and after taking ScarStat.  Mint candy or gum is the worst thing you can take that will reduce the benefit of any homeopathic preparation.  Further, avoid any strongly flavored food or drink 20 minutes before and after you use ScarStat.
  • Place 3 drops directly under the tongue. It is not good enough to drop or spray the liquid into the mouth.  Absorption happens best under the tongue, so please raise the tongue.
  • Hold liquid on the floor of the mouth for at least 30 seconds, then swallow. Do not cheat on time.
  • Take 2-3 times per day. Take more often than this if you feel it necessary.

While you are treating your Dupuytren’s contracture with homeopathy avoid coffee, mint, peppermint and preparations containing menthol, eucalyptus and camphor.  These can interfere with the action of any homeopathic remedy.

Conclusion

DCI has done this work since 2004, working with people from around the world.  We find homeopathic treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture to be a critical part of any successful plan.  Over the years, DCI has investigated many homeopathic formulas to treat Dupuytren’s contracture.  We have found ScarStat to be an effective, safe and reliable homeopathic treatment for a wide range of people.

Having Dupuytren’s contracture is serious. Many people are casual and overly trusting about Dupuytren’s contracture surgical treatment.  They are told hand surgery is a simple and easy solution for their hand problem.  Seldom is this true.  Most people do not know about the speed and frequency of recurrence of Dupuytren’s contracture after hand surgery.   Usually, the first hand surgery is just the beginning of more hand surgeries. The cumulative results can be horrific.

Good natural treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture should include homeopathy to give the body the best opportunity to heal the DC palm lump. DCI averages reports of success from 8-10 people who report moderate to marked success over their DC, for every one report of failure.

Better to first try every option for conservative treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture before venturing out into surgery.

Please click homeopathy information, for more general information on this topic.

 

 

Would Dupuytren contracture massage be helpful or aggravate the problem?

I am in the very early stages of this problem and want to know about Dupuytren contracture massage.  My problem started 6 months ago and want to try to turn this around sooner than later…. Not sure I can afford or even want to take everything on your plans….so if you could list out the TOP 6 supplements to take, could you let me know…?  Would 6 even be enough?

Do you think massage helps Dupuytrens contracture? Or would it aggravate it?

I have one other question…..lets say I get the most expensive plan as well as the most expensive enzyme you sell…which would be a ton of money to maintain over the months….and I do get positive results…what is to stop it from coming back again like it might after surgery? I want to get to the UNDERLYING cause of this rather than treating the symptoms. I know some say it is genetic but I am wondering about diet etc. It makes no sense to spend thousands on supplements which it could end up costing that for the body to re absorb the tissue, which I believe the body is capable of doing…only to have it come back again…..

Regards, Catherine

 

Greetings Catherine,

Your thoughtful questions bring up many broad and interesting topics to explore that I believe will not only help you, but others as well.

The first point is that you do not need  to “take everything” found in the DCI plans.  These various plans are well rounded and balanced examples of what a person might need to use to enhance their healing ability against the foreign fibrous tissue of Dupuytren’s contracture.  No one knows what you might need to make this happen, or even if it will happen.  The idea is to do as much, and to take as much of a variety of nutrients, as you think reasonable and appropriate to get the job done.   The problem is that no one knows what you will need to get the job done.  Because of this DCI recommends that you use a broad and diverse array of possible therapies, while monitoring the size, shape, density, surface features and degree of adhesion of the deep and superficial fibrous tissue in your hand plus the range of motion of the involved fingers, to determine the effectiveness of the therapy you are using.

As a second point, there are no top six therapies in terms of those that are most effective because the therapies are not used this way.  They are all used in groups and combinations, and it is never recommended that any one therapy be used by itself as a solo therapy.   Besides, if I could give you a top six list it would not mean that they would necessarily help you.  What works for one person will not necessarily work for the next person in the same way.

Dupuytren contracture massage

Thirdly, Dupuytren contracture massage can be helpful, but extreme caution and care must be followed.  I have seen internet discussions in which people have recommended deep and forceful pushing and gouging of the internal fibrous tissue to “break it up.”  This is a mistake that can lead to aggravation and spreading of of the initial problem.   The best kind of soft tissue work is extremely light and passive manual stretching – so light that while you are doing it you think that it is too light to be effective.  Dupuytren contracture massage must be done with grave caution since it can easily be misused, and you only realize you have overdone it when it is too late

Lastly, you ask about recurrence of Dupuytren contracture after DCI treatment.  Dupuytren recurrence is a constant problem that has plagued surgeons for centuries and even to today.    Please see Dupuytren Surgery and Recurrence of Hand Contracture.   Even so, in almost 12 years of doing this work of helping people to deal with their hand contracture using Alternative Medicine I have never had the occasion of someone coming back who got good results to say that their problem recurred after using the DCI concepts of treatment.  Perhaps there is someone out there who had their DC return, you never know, but no one has told me so.  I suppose it is possible, but I have no knowledge of it.

Even if the DC did recur after DCI style treatment, the consequences would be far different than if the DC did recur after hand surgery.  When a hand is operated on for Dupuytrens, normal healthy tissue is removed along with the diseased tissue.  As a result of that hand surgery the hand is vastly different than it was before surgery; it has been diminished and is less structurally strong; not only are some tissues now missing, many are shortened and altered by the surgeon.   When –not if – Dupuytren contracture recurs after the first hand surgery, the next surgeon will have less tissue to work with for the second hand surgery.  If the second hand surgery is done then the next recurrence will be all the more difficult for the third hand surgery.  For this reason many people find that after the 2nd or 3rd surgery – and sometimes even after the 1st surgery – that no more surgeries can be performed.  These people face the possibility of either allowing the hand to develop full blown contracture or amputation.

All I can tell you is that it makes most sense to me to be as conservative as possible and to try as many non-surgical options as make sense to you before submitting to DC surgery.   I am not against DC hand surgery, just very conservative about its use because of the dire results I encounter on an almost daily basis.

If I can help you in any way please let me know.  TRH

Why not perform hand surgery before my Dupuytren contracture gets worse, while it is still small?

Hello: I have just recently been diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture. I noticed a small hard bump/lump appear in the palm of my right hand, as well as one on the bottom of my right foot. I have just turned 50 and I am female. If the outcome is ‘black and white’, why not perform hand surgery to remove the bump BEFORE it grows into a long band deforming the fingers / toes?  Why wait ?

 

Greetings,

The answer is simple:  Dupuytren contracture recurrence after surgery. For more discussion of this topic see Dupuytren Surgery and Recurrence of Hand Contracture.

You are a little younger than average to develop Dupuytren’s contracture (hand) and Ledderhose disease (foot), and for this reason you are more likely to have an ongoing problem with Dupuytrens; the earlier in life it starts, the more aggressive and difficult the palm lumps and cords tend to be.  Your doctor is trying to delay your surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture to delay the time when your first recurrence starts.

Let’s say you had hand surgery the way that you propose.   If you had your first Dupuytren’s operation at age 50, it is possible to have your first recurrence start within two years.  Following your idea of early surgery to prevent progression of the problem, let’s say you had your  second hand surgery as soon as the recurrence appeared, and the next Dupuytren’s recurrence again appeared within the next two years.   Following your idea of early surgery to prevent progression of the problem, let’s say you had your  third hand surgery as soon as that next recurrence appeared,  and the next recurrence again appeared within the next two years.   Again, you would theoretically have another surgery for Dupuytren’s recurrence, with another recurrence, and so on. 

The above example does not work for three reasons:

  1. Recurrence of Dupuytren’s contracture tends to accelerate with each surgery, so that if the first recurrence did take two years to eventually develop, the net recurrence would be a little faster or sooner; maybe 18 months.  And if you had another hand surgery after that recurrence, the next recurrence would theoretically be even faster or sooner; maybe 12 months.   Of course, all these numbers are just made up, and could be faster or slower depending on your individual characteristics, family history, life history, clinical information and luck.   Some people wait 10 years for their first recurrence of Dupuytren’s contracture, but some people wait just a year – or even less for their first recurrence to appear.  Once the surgery starts, the process of recurrence starts; it is inevitable.   
  2. Each Dupuytren’s surgery “uses up” or removes normal hand tissue.  You cannot have too many hand surgeries without soon having little normal tissue remaining.  Depending on your individual circumstances you might only be able to have one, two or three hand surgeries in your life before your surgeon would inform you that you cannot have any more.   What do you do at that point?  You allow it to get worse, and perhaps become so bad in terms of pain that amputation is your only option. 
  3. No good surgeon would perform an early Dupuytren surgery, such as you have proposed.  Hopefully you would never find a surgeon who would agree to cut early, because he/she would know that this would be a terrible decision that would lead to a terrible result.  

There are drugs that have risks that can be used, and there is surgery as an option for you to consider. I suggest that you should consider trying to avoid Dupuytren’s hand surgery completely.  Since your problem is early and small at this time you are in a good position to try to reverse this process naturally.  I suggest you do some reading to see if this makes sense to you.  You can always try it for 2-3 months of intense natural therapy while you are waiting for your Dupuytren’s to progress.  If it work, fine – look at what you have gained.  If it does not work, as sometimes happens, you can always have your hand surgery when your surgeon thinks you are ready for it.  

For further information about treating Dupuytren’s contracture naturally you can read What is the best therapy to treat Dupuytren contracture?    TRH

Since I am allergic to sulfur can I treat my Dupuytrens contracture with sulfur containing supplements?

Hello Dr. Herazy,

I have been looking at your various treatment plans for Dupuytren contracture.  Each plan contains Fundamental Sulfur, or more technically methyl sulfonyl methane.  I am allergic to sulfur drugs.  Since I cannot take sulfur, will the treatment plans still be effective in treating the lump on the palm from my Dupuytrens?

 

Greetings,

As you know, sulfur sensitivity and allergies are not uncommon.  Over the years I have worked with many people who have allergy to sulfur drugs, a few very severe, and they have used all the DCI sulfur mineral supplement (Fundamental Sulfur) without any reported problem.  While I cannot predict how you might respond I can only tell you that others have no problem while using it like anyone else .   

I assume the difference that a person with a sulfur allergy can use this particular sulfur product comes down to fundamental chemistry.  The sulfur in these supplements is recognized by the body as a nutritional substance or food, and not as a foreign sulfur configuration of a drug that the body has never seen or metabolized previously; since this kind of sulfur is natural and organic, with the micronutrients and enzymes that are present with foods that contain sulfur, the supplement is more likely to be handled differently and appropriately by the body.  It is different with a sulfur containing drug, whether oral or topical.  In these situations the sulfur is not combined with chemicals in a way that is typical in nature. 

If I can help you in any way with your Dupuytren’s treatment, please let me know.   TRH