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A 35-year-old male asked:

I have mild neutropenia (1.5) with eosinophilia. my gp thinks the eos-from allergy-suppress the neutr. is there a way to lower eos without cortisone?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Unlikely: Despite college textbooks, common allergies seldom raise the eosinophil count. I trust there has been a check for helminths. If the eos are over 1000 or you have anything to suggest Churg-Strauss or Hodgkin's, a workup / consult is in order. Stable mild neutropenia like yours is usually "just you" and harmless; your neuts may simply hang on vessel walls better.
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