If I sit very very quietly and still, I can feel the combined,
shudder of horror from everyone on this forum regarding DMSO.
Please please, read Dr Nase's abstracts below and then have a
hypnotherapist erase those 4 letters from your memory bank.
I do not mean to sound flippant and I truly apologise if this is how
it has come across, it's just that this is a serious issue and I
just want to protect and educate you.
For those who are perhaps new and unfamiliar with supposed 'cures'
mentioned on other websites (remember, as yet there are no cures for
rosacea), it is important to protect these fellow rosaceans from
making a terrible mistake.
Keep asking questions and read some previous posts so you can get
onto a good rosacea treatment regime for you. We are all here to
guide and help you wherever we can.
Things have quieted down with Dave Flemmings cure all DMSO after I
posted some up to date warnings about skin and eye contact. I
personally have nothing against him whatsoever -- but, he is once
again giving out some of the most dangerous advice I have seen in
quite some time. He is preying on desperate rosacea sufferers who
would literally try anything.
I am reposting because he just posted information that is quite
1. He is now recommending using eye drops with DMSO
2. He is now claiming that it is a cure all, especially now for
I hope that everyone can see through his posts. DMSO should never
be used on the face or eyes. Period. In my lab, we are required to
use safety goggles and double strength medical gloves whenever
There are hundreds of warnings out there on Pubmed and the
Internet. One comes from a leading manufacturer of DMSO.
Please be very careful. Dave has now clearly overstepped the
boundries of "meaning well" and has advanced to "no pain, no gain".
Flesh peeling off your face, bloody welts, blurred vision and
corneal melting are not what I call "no pain, no gain".
Dr. Geoffrey Nase
Ph.D. Neurovascular Physiologist
I have been silent on this subject for far too long because I did
not want to start any heated debates with Dave Flemming. But, I
guess I should comment on this subject because of the true potential
harm of this topical.
1. First, I use pharmaceutical grade DMSO in my laboratory to
disolve medicine and use it to aid the penetration of the medicine
through human skin. DMSO literally tears apart the epidermis
(intercellular and intraculluar gaps) as well as semipermanently
thins the epidermal lining. This is why you can actually taste the
medication in the mouth within minutes of applying it to your
2. DMSO at levels lower than used under Daves guidance should never
be placed on the nose, above the eyes or under the eyes because of
medically documented corneal abrasions, visual disturbances, and
tear film alterations from the substance.
3. Rosacea is not a fungal disorder. Any benefits that one is
getting is probably from the DMSO eating through the papules/pustule
or keratin in pores. This will indeed dry up the papules and
pustules and clear the pores. But, so will hydrogen peroxide and
4. I appreciate that it has helped his facial condition, but the
aggression in which he protests against anyone rejecting this
treatment or not following his 'man made' guidelines is just not
5. The chance of DMSO in causing long term angry face syndrome,
neural burning syndromes or epidermal dysfunction far outweighs its
6. I would never consider placing any concentration of DMSO on my
face. I hope that those people that are deperate enough reconsider
testing this topical because it just is not good science or
medicine. First do no harm.
Dr. Geoffrey Nase
Ph.D. Microvascular Physiologist
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> I've been reading something about DMSO + fluconazole.
> Has any of you tried it?