Could Eosinophilic Esophagitis Be Causing Vomiting?

Could Eosinophilic Esophagitis Be Causing Vomiting?
Published on, 16 October, 2023. Answered by Dr. Adam Moskowitz and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I recently experienced episodes of vomiting within minutes of drinking milk. I'm wondering if this could be a sign of lactose intolerance.


Answered by Dr. Adam Moskowitz


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


It's more likely a sign of eosinophilic esophagitis, a condition in which some individuals develop sensitivity to certain foods such as wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanut, and shellfish. This condition is characterized by an accumulation of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in the esophagus, which can lead to esophageal spasms.

It's not uncommon for individuals to experience food bolus impaction when consuming solid foods. To determine the specific triggers and underlying causes, a workup involving allergy testing and endoscopy is often recommended.




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