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10/20/2017 Westminster Closure

Our Westminster Office will be closed Friday 10/20/17. We will reopen for our normal hours on Monday.


10/17/2017 Bethesda Closure

Our Bethesda Office will be closed today 10/17/2017. We will reopen for our normal hours on Wednesday.


10/17/2017 Silver Spring Opening Late

Our Silver Spring office will be open this Friday, 10/20 at 10 am.


10/02/2017 Shady Grove/Rockville Opening Late on 10/6

Our Shady Grove/Rockville Office will be opening at 9 am on Friday, 10/6.


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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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