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11/13/2017 Offices closing on Friday 11/24

All offices will be closed on Friday, 11/24/2017, the day after Thanksgiving. All offices will open for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Bel Air office closing early 11/22/2017

The Bel Air Office will be open from 8-4 on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will remain closed until the following Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Greenbelt Office Closed 11/22/2017

The Greenbelt office will be closed on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2018.


11/13/2017 DC office Closing early 11/22/2017

Our DC/Foggy Bottom office will be closing at 2pm on 11/22/2017. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic reaction that involves the esophagus and eosinophils, a type of white blood cell in the digestive tract.

In eosinophiic esophagitis, the eosinophils multiply and cause inflammation in the esophagus that can lead to damage, scarring or narrowing of the esophagus that can lead to difficulty swallowing. It affects both children and adults.

This condition occurs due to reactions to foods, allergens, asthma, atopic dermatitis, acid reflux or chronic respiratory disease.

Common Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

  • difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • food impaction
  • abdominal pain
  • persistent heartburn
  • regurgitation
  • no response to GERD medications
  • Diagnosis and Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic esophagitis can be diagnosed by an allergist or medical physician. Some diagnositic tests used to diagnose the conditon are upper endoscopy, biospy, blood testing, proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and medical trials.

    Eosinophilic esophagitis is a recurring chronic disease that needs ongoing treatment. Treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis may include dietary therapy, acid blocker and anti-inflammatory medications, steroid medications, dilation or clinical trials. For severe cases of eosinophilic esophagitis, seek medical attention.

    For more information on eosinophilic esophagitis or to schedule an appointment with an allergist or asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.

     
     

     

     






















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