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Esophageal inflammation in the mucous membranes of the esophagus, which is a disease Jitmur. Although reflux esophagitis, which is often gastric acid reflux, is better known, non-reflux eosinophilic esophagitis is also a dangerous disease associated with systemic disease. Let's look at eosinophilic esophagitis.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE)
Alec Hubsweight, a 14 - year - old boy from Missouri, USA, recently had an unexpected job eating crackers. I went to the hospital because I had symptoms of vomiting after eating crackers. According to the doctors, the crackers rubbed Alex's esophagus and developed esophagitis. Alec had to eat soft food for a while.
A month later, he went shopping at Wal - Mart. Alec picked up a ham and cheese sandwich at Mart, feeling pain in his chest and experiencing a painful experience once again. This time, I had a hole in the esophagus. Alec had to undergo intensive care for the next three months and was diagnosed with a disease called eosinophilic esophagitis.
Eosinophilic esophagitis is one of the esophagitis that belongs to non-reflux esophagitis, not reflux. When this esophagitis occurs, the tissue of the esophagus is filled with many eosinophils. Eosinophilic esophagitis, a leukocytosis disease, causes inflammation by producing cells called eosinophils when swallowed.
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Symptoms and Diagnosis, Treatment
Symptoms vary slightly with age, and some are introduced.
1. Infants and young children between one and four years of age may show symptoms of swallowing, leading to poor growth.
2. Children between 6 and 12 may also have difficulty in swallowing food or may complain of frequent abdominal pain. Vomiting also occurs several times.
3. From teenagers, adults also have difficulty swallowing, especially for hard foods. Food from the esophagus can lead to an emergency.
According to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis include:
1. Chest pain on the back of the sternum
2. Feeling difficult or swallowing food
3. Sore throat like chest or throat burning
Gynecomastia is a symptom of gastric acid reflux, which can be felt when the body has too much acid. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) should be taken to reduce gastric acid production. The clinic also stressed that if you have taken pills with a headache or abdominal pain, you must drink water to keep the drug from remaining in the esophagus.
Some drugs that can cause eosinophilic esophagitis are introduced.
1. Antibiotics (cholera and syphilis drugs: doxycycline or tetracycline)
3. Bisphosphonate (Osteoporosis)
4. ibuprofen (menstrual period or migraine or rheumatoid arthritis)
5. Napproxen sodium (pain relief)
6. Potassium chloride
7. Quinidine (heart related)
Eosinophilic esophagitis is commonly diagnosed by gastroenterologists, allergy, immunology, and pathologists. In order to examine the inside of the esophagus, it must be done through endoscopy which is a method of inserting a tube. There is also a biopsy to collect tissue.
If you are an allopathic patient with an allergic disease, it is associated with food and environmental allergies (pollen, ticks, fungi or animals) and is particularly susceptible to eosinophilic esophagitis. About 50 to 80% of patients have allergic diseases such as atopic and allergic rhinitis and asthma. In this case, blood test, skin terminal examination, food inspection should be.
Treatment usually involves prescribing PPI, but if the patient does not respond to the drug, topical steroids such as budesonide or fluticasone can be used in the form of a pill, spray, or inhaler. This drug does not penetrate directly into the patient's blood stream, so there are no side effects such as acne, sleep disorders, and weight gain.
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Eosinophilic esophagitis, however, is a chronic disease, so there is a possibility that it will recur, and there is a need to get lifelong treatment. Your doctor may recommend diets that restrict certain foods. To reduce the pain a little, you should avoid certain foods such as:
1. Alcoholic beverages
2. Caffeinated drinks such as coffee or soft drinks
3. Products containing chocolate or chocolate
4. Citrus: Lemon, Lime, Grape, Orange, Pomelo
5. Garlic and onions
6. Mint flavored food
7. Spicy and stimulating food