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Ige level of 760, all other blood tests normal. itchy skin and throat. allergies or parasites? so worried and can't see allergist until next week.

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Dr. Christopher Hove answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Likely allergies: Parasitic infections in the us are much less likely than allergies as a cause for elevated ige levels (unless you have had recent travel outside the us, especially to a 3rd world country). The itchy skin and throat also are more likely allergic manifestations. In the absence of other symptoms, waiting a week to see an allergist should not be a risk. www.mainlineent.com.

Answered 7/26/2017



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