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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis, also known as EE or EoE, is an allergic inflammatory disease and a chronic disorder. People of all ages can be affected by eosinophilic esophagitis, with symptoms that may vary by age and individual differences. Those who suffer from eosinophilic esophagitis have a large number of eosinophils—a type of white blood cell that is normally found in small numbers in the blood—and inflammation in the esophagus.  A large number of eosinophils in the esophagus may result from a food allergy reaction, acid reflux, or airborne allergens, which can contribute to inflammation, or injury to the esophageal tissue. An estimated 50 percent of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis also have seasonal allergies or asthma. Many others also have food allergies or eczema.

In infants and toddlers, eosinophilic esophagitis can cause irritability, problems with feeding, and poor weight gain. In older children, the disease can cause reflux, regurgitation, vomiting, and/or stomach pain.

Allergy Buddies has a support group that is run on facebook and within this group I have learnt of one mummy who’s son is living with this disease. She has started running her own awareness page and I would like to share her story with you.

Hi everyone my son is Called Alasdair and he is 3 years 4 months old. To meet him you would have no idea there was anything wrong, but this is due to him taking daily antihistamine/steroids and a very restricted 100% nutamigen AA diet. He is currently trialing rice cakes though and so far so good, so fingers crossed we have our first safe ingredient!!! This is all because of his disease in his esophagus called Eosinophilic Esophagitus and multiple food/medicine and environmental allergies. Its been a long hard road to diagnoses (as you can imagine)

Please take a look at his page to read hisfull story and like/share to follow his journey and help to raise awareness if you you can.

Facebook – Alasdair’s EoE Journey

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Ever had an instance at a crèche, party, play-gym where someone has given your child something that made them ill? Yes me too. I’m sure like me you want to keep your child safe and that is where Allergy Buddies comes in. My little chap is so far intolerant to diary, eggs and we think citric acid as well as hayfever of every description and pet allergies. So I decided to create a brand that would allow a child’s allergy/intolerance to be easily identified by any carer, teacher and other parents and to help prevent those dreaded slips.