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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Treatment

Since the major theory about the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis is allergic reaction to certain foods, identifying and eliminating those foods is the main part of the treatment.

In patients with dysphagia and food impaction, endoscopic dilation of the esophagus has provided relief in most cases.

Medications

Medications such as proton pump inhibitors and fluticasone propionate (Inhaler steroids sprayed at the back of the throat and swallowed) are used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis. Oral steroids such as prednisone also can be used in refractory cases of eosinophilic esophagitis.