How to Help Kids With Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophilic esophagitis is often caused by a food allergy, so your child’s doctor may recommend allergy testing and an elimination diet. During an elimination diet, you remove all likely irritants from your child’s diet, including common allergy-causing foods such as milk, eggs, nuts, beef, wheat, fish, shellfish, corn and soy. These foods are added back in gradually, one at a time, while you carefully watch for the recurrence of symptoms. Once your child’s triggers have been identified, avoid those foods and you should see symptoms improve.