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9.11) Treating Tinnitus: DMSO




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This article is from the Tinnitus FAQ, by markb@cccd.edu (Mark Bixby) with numerous contributions by others.

9.11) Treating Tinnitus: DMSO

The following appeared in a recent article in Alternatives regarding
tinnitus:

"Ask your doctor to review the following article, Annals of
the New York Academy of Sciences 75:243:468:74. 'In this
study,15 patients were suffering from tinnitus. Every four
days 2 milliliters of a medicated DMSO solution containing
anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory compounds were applied
locally to the external auditory canals of their ears. They
were also given an intramuscular injection of DMSO at the
same time.

'After one month, 9 of the 15 patients had a total cessation
of the tinnitus and it didn't return during the one year
observation period. It was diminished in two others and in
the remaining four it became only an occasional problem
instead of permanent (cold temperatures seemed to be the
main factor causing it to return).

'In addition, all of the five patients that were suffering
from vertigo noted significant improvement...'

 

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