What are the treatment options for EoE?

Treatment will involve one or more of the following:
  • Dietary therapy. Your doctor may refer you to an allergist for specific recommendations depending on your response to tests for food allergies. When these allergenic foods are removed from a person’s diet, EE symptoms can resolve and the eosinophilic inflammation in the esophagus can be healed.


  • Medical therapy. No medications are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat EoE, however medication is used to reduce eosinophils in the esophagus and improve symptoms. Acid blocker such as proton pump inhibitors (PPI) or topical steroids such as fluticasone or budesonide are commonly used to treat symptoms. Corticosteroid medications originally intended for asthma sufferers can alleviate symptoms for some patients. Prednisone may be prescribed for more immediate symptom relief.


  • Dilation. To help make swallowing easier. Dilation may be used if steroids are not helpful.  However, it does not improve the underlying inflammation. 


  • Experimental therapies. Certain cases are eligible for research on long-term management of eosinophilic esophagitis.

eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) treatment

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