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Beaverton, OR
A 26-year-old female asked:

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
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
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.
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