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Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

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Food Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Food allergy can lead to Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE).

The foods that most commonly cause an allergic reaction leading to EoE include milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts or tree nuts and fish or shellfish. You may have a combination of allergies that increase the risk of EoE. For example, although it is rare for pollen allergies alone to cause EoE, about one in four people who have food allergy-induced EoE notice a seasonal variation in their symptoms. ACAAI.ORG

What Is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a condition where your esophagus gets inflamed and can narrow over time. This narrowing can lead to a variety of daily symptoms, like painful and difficult swallowing, food getting stuck, and chest pains. EoE causes swelling in your esophagus. The esophagus is in the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (gut) and is the tube that moves food from your mouth to your stomach when you swallow. EoE may potentially result from an immune response to food. In some cases, environmental allergens (such as pollen, mold, dust mites, etc.) can also trigger EoE. AAFA.ORG

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