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Topical DMSO for Pain Relief?

 Is there any evidence that DMSO creams and gels help arthritis pain? I see companies selling these products all over the internet and in health food stores.

In two words, not much. DMSO stands for dimethyl sulfoxide, a compound that’s had a long and somewhat complicate...

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