Does anyone here have any experience with using Omega 3 fatty acids to treat eosinophilic granuloma complex? I'd love some feedback. JC had a lesion ("rodent ulcer") on his upper lip in July, which was diagnosed as EG and which disappeared after two cortison injections spaced two weeks apart. From what I've read, there's about a 90% chance of a recurrence. I've joined a Yahoo (Germany) group, and several people there have reported success after using fish oil capsules (1 500 mg. capsule daily when the condition is acute, 1 500 mg. capsule weekly to prevent a recurrence). I don't have a lot of faith in homeopathic remedies or "natural medicines", and will have him treated with cortisone if the lesion reappears, but I'd prefer to prevent it, if possible. I bought some fish oil capsules ("Ameu" brand here in Germany) today containing 70 mg. of icosapent and 50 mg. of doconexent (Omega 3 fatty acids) in 500 mg. of fish oil, as recommended. Do you think there is any harm in giving him one capsule a week? He already eats a fair amount of fish (approximately 3 2 ounce cans of tuna, salmon & chicken, and a mixture of cod, squid and shrimp for cats weekly). The capsules are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and neurodermatitis in humans, but then the dosage is 10 - 20 capsules daily. I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts/experiences.
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9/1/03 at 1:17pm