Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007
Granulomas, Granulation tissue, Granuloma complex, Rodent Ulcers, Cold Sores, Proud Flesh, and Eosinophilic Complex are all related and are various names for pretty much the same problem.
It's not a problem we fully understand, but it's a common medical fact of life in humans as well as pets: sometimes the skin over-reacts to irritants, allergens, or virus' and the result is a raised, sore, and red inflamed tissue.
In humans and cats, these cold sore like lesions are usually at so called muco-cutaneous junctions. This is a fancy description of where skin and mucus membranes come together. Common examples are the lips, nose, and vaginal lips.
In dogs, the most common reactive spots are on the carpus or wrist.
The common name is Rodent ulcers (FEGC or feline eosinophilic granuloma complex)
The lesion results from a localized invasion of a type of white blood cell called an EOSINOPHIL.
A type of white blood cell found in vertebrate blood, containing cytoplasmic granules that are easily stained by eosin or other acid dyes, eosinophils often are associated with and invade tissues that are being physically irritated or are undergoing an allergic reaction.
When large numbers of eosinophils locally invade the tissues they interfere with normal physiological processes and as a result scar tissue can form, microcirculation is impeded, and inflammatory cells migrate to the area in an attempt to heal the damage.
And there seem to be three (3) different types of the disease:
Rodent Ulcers found on the upper lips and sometimes the neck and thigh. Conventional treatment for this conditions is the usual dosing or injections the steroid drug. But often all these conditions returns months later, as the steroids don't heal anything. And like our human cold sores, may or may not be associated with a herpes virus. (If it is associated with herpes, it is not contagious to people). ..Occasionally, lip ulcers can turn into cancer.
Eosinophilic Plaques are similar to the ulcerative type lesions except that they appear a little different, are deeper into the tissue, and are more often found on the belly.
Intradermal or Linear Granulomas are also similar to the other two types except they seem to affect mostly young cats under a year old and the lesions tend to be on the real legs and on the inside of the front legs as well as the lip. And as the name implies, they are often linear in shape as opposed to round.
Tissue destruction results in death of cells and, in the case of "rodent ulcer" in a cat, there can be a disfiguring ulceration of the upper lip. In severe cases the inside of the oral cavity and the lower lip may be involved.
A more serious and diffuse eosinophilic invasion of the skin is called EOSINOPHILIC DERMATITIS.
- If your cat has this condition, please contact us, and we can provide a alternative natural treatment for this.
The cause most likely is a immune system, allergic or hypersensitivity reaction.
Conventional treatment is offered as a combination of surgery and steroidal therapy at fairly high doses.
The use of Steroids is to suppress the inflammation thus to control (not cure!) the lesions.
But be guarded as the use of steroids in cats is very dangerous in that even a one-time dose can cause transitory diabetes or even permanent diabetes.
The side effects mentioned for progesterone (increased thirst, etc) are actually related to diabetes.
Alternatively, our formula's are non toxic and work on stimulating the vital force in turn promoting a strong and healthy immune system. The end results will change the immune response to resolving inflammation and heal the sores within a short period of time.
These Mouth Diseases ARE SUGGESTED TREATMENTS
AN # 11 GINGIVITIS / PERIDONTIS Set 2 $44.00
1. Inflammation formula 25ml
(remedy is used in place of predisone)
2. Gingivitis/Periodontal Bone formula 50ml
Contains: Homeopathic nosodes - of Gingivitis, Periodontal and teeth caries 200C plus organs Mucous membrane 60C
NOTE: To heal gingivitis and prevent further damage leading to Periodontitis we must provide a Natural Calcium supplement and a homeopathic Calcium balancer to help absorb and distribute calcium evenly. i.e. DOGS/PUPS .. Raw chicken necks, dolomite powder in meat meals and veg. Cats - a pinch of dolomite powder, chopped or flatten raw chicken necks etc.
Which many people and animals have the inability to absorb Calcium effectively, no matter how much of the supplement they take. Homeopathic Calc Flour 6X salt tissue from Health store will also assist in calcium absorption balancer.
(Cat and Dog)1 crushed tab in food 2 x daily for min of 4 months.
For plaque build up on teeth this will help loosen plaque build up.
Provide a Home prepared easy Raw or slightly cooked natural diet.
It is very important to - Avoid ALL - "ARTIFICIAL" foods and biscuits - that ARE the cause of gum disease and tooth plaque and bad breath, drooling.
Healing remedy for Cat and Dog who may have chronic or advanced Gum or bone Disease 'Gingivitis' or Periodontal disease