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How to Take Your Medications
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory condition in which the wall of the esophagus has deposits of a specific white blood cells called an eosinophil.
Because this condition inflames the esophagus, someone with EoE may experience difficulty swallowing, pain, nausea, regurgitation, reflux and vomiting. In some cases the disease can cause the esophagus to narrow, which sometimes results in food becoming stuck.
Diagnosis of this condition is done by undergoing a procedure called an endoscopy.
Treatment of this disease usually requires the help of other doctors (like allergists) and dietitians. It may require people to eliminate certain foods from the diet or take daily medications.
To see if your condition is improving and to see if you have to remove more foods or can add foods back into your diet a repeat endoscopy is often necessary. In children over the age of 10 this can often be done using transnasal endoscopy.
Below is short animated video for kids on EoE from APFED.
There is another great video available at http://www.moviegi.com/
Pick EoE video
How to take your medications
Taking your medication daily and properly is an important part of getting your condition under control. I have included two videos from Dr. Glen Furuta. Please "like" his videos if you find them helpful.
How to use an inhaler for EoE
How to use a liquid topical steroid for EoE
Sayej W, Patel R, Baker R, Tron E, Baker S (2009). Treatment with High Dose Proton Pump Inhibitors Helps Distinguish Eosinophilic Esophagitis from Non-Eosinophilic Esophagitis. (*Co-Author). J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 49(4), 393-399.
Keywords: Oral Budesonide Suspension, Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Specialties: Pediatrics, General,
Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Molly O'Gorman