Parenting

Learning a child has eosinophilic esophagitis comes with mixed emotions. Caregivers are often relieved to find out the source of their child’s unusual symptoms, only to then be confronted with the reality that comes with trying to make sure the child is able to get all of the nutrients he or she needs on a restricted diet.

To make parenting a child with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) easier, the specialists at the CHOC Children’s Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic have put together a number of resources that caregivers will find useful.

Frequently Asked Questions About EoE
Understanding the basics of EoE is very important for both patients and caregivers. Our specialists have compiled answers to the questions they get most often from new patients.

EoE Glossary
An EoE diagnosis comes with a whole new world of new vocabulary words that families will read and hear as they learn more and more about their child’s disease and treatment.

Understanding Endoscopy
Upper endoscopies are a very important part of a child’s ongoing treatment. It is important for families to understand the procedure and be able to explain it to their children.

Elimination Diet Nutrition and Cooking Resources
Learn how to make sure your child gets the nutrition he or she needs while on an elimination or elemental diet.

Food Reintroduction plus Tips and Facts about Difficult Eaters
Reintroducing food can be exciting and worrisome for families. Learn how the food reintroduction process works and the issues some children experience. Also find strategies for a child having difficulty accepting food.

Contact Information
Know who to call with your EoE questions.

Online Resources
Knowledge is power and our list of online resources can be helpful for caregivers first learning about EoE.