Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition that happens in the esophagus. The esophagus becomes inflamed and does not contract properly. It can get narrowed and develop rings or abscesses. The symptoms happen when your immune system makes white blood cells in reaction to an allergen.

EoE is not life-threatening. You can manage it with diet and medicines. EoE can cause lasting damage to your esophagus if left untreated.
  • Symptoms
  • Change in eating habits

    common

    Food stuck in throat

    or Object stuck in throat

    common

    Throwing up

    common

    Baby not feeling hungry

    or Slow growth

    common

    Swallowing difficulties

    • Solids only

    common

    Abdominal pain

    • Located in middle upper region

    or Chest discomfort

    • Center of the chest

    • Unresponsive to anti reflux treatment

    common

    Child is constantly crying

    Acid reflux

    • Recurrent

    • Occurs or worsens after a meal

    Feel like vomiting

    Pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat

    Diarrhea

  • Risk factors
  • Eczema

    or Long-term difficulty breathing due to the narrowing of bronchi

    or Inflammation of the nose caused by allergy

    or History of allergy

    Family history of eosinophilic esophagitis

  • Treatment
  • 1-Steroids, which can help control inflammation. These are usually topical steroids, which you swallow either from an inhaler or as a liquid. 2-Acid suppressors such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may help with reflux symptoms and decrease inflammation.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Esophagitis, then a visit to a gastroenterologist is recommended.

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