On Saturday I applied 70% DMSO with vitamin c dissolved to saturation in it. I covered Oscar with is liberally. I tasted garlic for the rest of the day. I didn’t notice any fading. Perhaps I will try ala next week.
Funny, I’ve used DMSO now about 8 times, I never get that garlic taste. Maybe because I have used MSM almost daily for years?
I am resting my hopes on the ALA. Be careful, the previous thread mentions that it is still an acid, so I assume you can get some skin pealing. Did you recalll if they mentions what percent solution produced results? And wasn’t there a discussion about R- versus L- form of it?
Is bronzing a surface discolouration? If so, would Hydrogen peroxide solution help?
DMSO increases cell membrane permeability so it good for bringing down swelling and fluid retention. I wonder if this would have an adverse effect on PE as we are in some ways trying to get blood to the penis and keep it there?
Apparently this article by Podda M, Zollner TM, Grundmann-Kollmann M, Thiele JJ, Packer L, Kaufmann R - called Activity of alpha-lipoic acid in the protection against oxidative stress in skin might be of use. I can’t find an extract - can anyone help?
Just a quick warning. I’ve been applying a facial emollient containing ALA to my unit twice daily. I supplement it sometimes with Vit. C cream. I believe I’ve noticed a fading of my discoloration since starting, and decided to hasten the progress by applying more ALA goo.
Bad idea. This morning, while taking a few strokes with soap and water in the shower, I felt a definite rawness just under my glans. The rawness changed to a stinging, and the whole area became red and inflamed. I decided to forgo my morning application of ALA goo, and will lay off the stuff for at least 24 hours.
Just wanted to let you know: there’s a limit to how much of this stuff you should use. On the bright side, it seems to be working!
You’re saying this stuff is really reducing your discoloration?
I might get some - I could do with getting rid of the marks…
After failing DW’s “Senses” test, I no longer have faith in my ability to judge these kinds of things. The discoloration is not gone; it is still very distinct. But it’s color seems to have changed from a blue-black to more of a silver-black or silver-brown. There are also some splotches that look a bit lighter than the surrounding areas.
I’m only a week into using this stuff. At $85, I would wait a couple more weeks to see whether the progress is real.
I just tried a DMSO / ALA / Aloe Vera mix and TheNatural is right - it burns like crazy, especially on the balls!
I took a break from the ALA cream for a few days to heal up from my “acid burn.” My unit looks much better now—actually better than it did before. I’m now back to applying the stuff once or twice per day. NO MORE.
It is clear to me that this stuff is working. My discloration is much lighter than it was 2 weeks or so ago when I first started. The discoloration is still apparent, but not nearly as dark. I’ll keep you posted to let you know whether the progress continues.