Eosinophilic esophagitis

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What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

Eosinophilic esophagitis is an allergic inflammatory disorder that presents with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and food impaction and is characterized by eosinophils (a type of white blood cell) of the esophagus.

Common symptoms reported by people with eosinophilic esophagitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with eosinophilic esophagitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flovent HFA)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with eosinophilic esophagitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flovent HFA)
Perceived effectiveness
for eosinophilic esophagitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
candida (fungal) infection
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
heart palpitations
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
eosinophilic esophagitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
soreness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has eosinophilic esophagitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 15
20s 22
30s 39
40s 26
50s 12
60s 7
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 57
Female 68

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 77
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from eosinophilic esophagitis patients who have completed their condition history
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