Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE): Treatment

How is eosinophilic esophagitis treated?

After your child is diagnosed with EoE, his or her healthcare team will create a plan to help manage the symptoms. There is not yet a cure for EGIDs.

Your child will likely need to take medicines and/or avoid certain foods to treat EoE. It may be recommended that your child take a steroid medicine, often swallowed to coat the esophagus and to help control inflammation in the esophagus. Usually an Allergist will help to identify possible trigger foods causing the allergies. Next, you and your child will work with a dietician to identify and eliminate the specific foods that are likely allergens. Sometimes an elemental formula may be prescribed..

Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for your child’s EoE or EGID?

Children's Colorado is a national leader in clinical care and research in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. The Gastrointestinal Eosinophil Diseases Program at Children's Colorado is dedicated to providing outstanding multidisciplinary care for children with EGIDs, including EoE. Children's Colorado’s Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Disease Program is the only program in the Rocky Mountain region to offer comprehensive care for children with EoE.