Huh?

Ever heard of Flovent? I'm sure you have. Flovent is a popular inhaler that is used for people with asthma.Well this is what Aaron's GI Doctor prescribed for him. Flovent; is a common option for the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE or EoE) is topical steroids, also known as swallowed inhaled steroid therapy. This treatment involves swallowing a steroid medication that was meant for inhalation to treat asthma. These medicines which are intended for treatment of inflammation within the lungs are now used to treat the inflammation seen in the esophagus. Steroids have long been used as therapy to reduce inflammation seen in allergic diseases. The Flovent is taken by puffing directly into the mouth then dry swallowing. This would be a much harder task if Aaron had to actually inhale each puff. The directions call for 2 puffs, twice a day. I must admit when Aaron and I first attempted this, we failed but day 2 and so on have been much better! We are getting the hang of it! In 2 weeks we will follow up with the GI Nurse to document our progress then we will schedule another Endoscopy around February. Which also happens to be a lil someone's birthday month!! So excited, can't wait until his birthday!! Oooo and mine too!! :-)

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