My trainer gave me some DMSO and gloves and told me to rub it in really well. It's 5 days later and there is still some swelling. I don't really think this warrants a vet visit but she wants me to use the DMSO again (yes I only used it once since I haven't been to the barn in 5 days) but I started to research what it was and why I had to wear gloves and now I'm not sure I want to use it.
1) If the area is clean and I wear gloves do you guys think it's dangerous?
2) What alternatives do people use for swelling?