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Do allergies cause an elevated white blood count?

Do allergies cause an elevated white blood count?

Possibly: The total WBC count may be increased but the differential of the count may be more telling. Often, the eosinophils, basophils, or mast cells (or combo of any) may be higher than normal. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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Will taking antihistamines for allergies lower my eosinophil blood count.

Will taking antihistamines for allergies lower my eosinophil blood count.

No: Anti-histamines will not reduce your eosinophil count. However, their number may be higher with ongoing exposure to allergens and with atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema). If you have no allergies, an increased number of eosinphils has many causes besides hodgkin's disease. As it seems you have allergy symptoms, see a board-certified allergist for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes an elevated white blood count in a healthy young woman?

Dozens of things: How high? Which specific wbcs are up? Can be infection, medication, stress reaction to other illness, acute or chronic leukemia. Need much more info to say anything helpful. ...Read more

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All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

Out of context: There is no valid answer to this question without a medical history, physical exam and the reason the tests were performed. ...Read more

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Can psychosomatic disorder cause rash on skin and/or elevated white cell blood count temporary?

Can psychosomatic disorder cause rash on skin and/or elevated white cell blood count temporary?

It depends: It is a little unusual for a 27 year old male to believe/know he has psychosomatic disorder but perhaps you have been given this diagnosis. In general it means physical symptoms that are caused by mental factors such as stress and anxiety. Some rashes, such as eczema, fall into this category. I do not believe stress/anxiety would cause an elevated white blood cell count. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What would cause a slightly elevated B12 and folate level on complete blood count?

What would cause a slightly elevated B12 and folate level on complete blood count?

Dietary supplents: The most likely cause of elevated B12 and folate is dietary or parenteral supplements. Other sources of B12 and folate are the diet itself. Consult your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes and a slightly elevated white blood count?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes and a slightly elevated white blood count?

Infection: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, just got a full blood count and my liver enzymes are elevated? I just got over a 9 day vomiting illness, also some diarhhea, causes?

8 weeks pregnant, just got a full blood count and my liver enzymes are elevated? I just got over a 9 day vomiting illness, also some diarhhea, causes?

Preg and ill: You have abnormal blood tests and have been ill. It is very important to keep your OB informed and to follow medical directions carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Elevated Blood Count (Definition)

An elevated blood count means the blood sample had more than the normal amount of red blood cells. The normal amount of red blood cells changes with age. The number is called ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more