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My 5 year daughter. Rhinitis allergy IgE level 1874? Is thr any blood test to know what is causing allergy? Can it be brought down by medicines?

My 5 year daughter. Rhinitis allergy IgE level 1874? Is thr any blood test to know what is causing allergy? Can it be brought down by medicines?

Allergy test: There are both blood and skin tests for allergies and if you have an allergist in your area they should help het. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm diagnosed w/ Dust Allergy, IgE levels: 949/100, but I suspect of Histamine Intolerance too b/c I have the symptoms too. Possible to suffer both?

I'm diagnosed w/ Dust Allergy, IgE levels: 949/100, but I suspect of Histamine Intolerance too b/c I have the symptoms too. Possible to suffer both?

"Histamine: Intolerance: is a POORLY UNDERSTOOD phenomenon and I would rely upon your allergist's opinion as to whether it's an "issue" with you!

Hope this is helpful....
DON'T BELIEVE EVERY THING YOU (READ) (HEAR)!
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Are blood tests for allergy/IgE levels to foods considered reliable? Paranoid over certain foods and want to put fears to rest and liberalize my diet.

Are blood tests for allergy/IgE levels to foods considered reliable? Paranoid over certain foods and want to put fears to rest and liberalize my diet.

False positives: If the result of either the Allergy skin test or specific IgE test is negative then it's very reliable. Positive results on the other hand are only accurate 40-60% of the time so would need to be matched with specific allergy symptoms upon eating the food in question. Screening for a bunch of foods without a thorough history is therefore frowned upon. Testing for Celiac somewhat different. ...Read more

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Do allergy shots work for really bad allergies? My IgE level is about 1300.

Do allergy shots work for really bad allergies? My IgE level is about 1300.

Yes: Allergy injections can be very effective and there effectiveness is not dependent on the ige level. Allergy shots are not a replacement for avoidance measures as possible and many people will still need some medication. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?

Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more

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18 month old had bloodwork done following allergy testing. Her IgE levels were low and they want to repeat test in 4 wks. What does low IgE cause?

18 month old had bloodwork done following allergy testing. Her IgE levels were low and they want to repeat test in 4 wks. What does low IgE cause?

Nothing: Low ige is "normal". If the concern is that she has symptoms of allergies and a low ige they want to see if it goes up in 4 weeks which would be more suggestive of allergies. Elevated ige is sign of allergies. A low ige is actually normal. Under 4 years old children's allergies change dramatically every 6 months so sometimes we need to follow with serial tests... ...Read more

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What are the rare conditions, other than allergies, that may cause IgE levels to be over 400?

Eczema, asthma, etc.: In clinical practice allergic rhinitis, eczema and asthma are the most common reasons for elevated ige. Parasitic infections can cause an increase in ige, and it can also be elevated in certain immune deficiencies, such as hyper-ige syndrome. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a rare cause. ...Read more

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My son (4) had an IgE level of 1400 (high) what could cause this? He does have eczema and had a few environmental and good allergies.

My son (4) had an IgE level of 1400 (high) what could cause this? He does have eczema and had a few environmental and good allergies.

Consider testing: The ige level that was measured is considered to be extremely high. If your son has pulmonary symptoms, a chest radiograph may be ordered by your physician to document structural changes in the airways.
There is a condition called abpa which afffects about 10% of asthmatics and CF patients. Airway fungal sensitization can be measured and tests ordered to detect reactions to fungi as well. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son has IgE level of 3090 but has only shown a mild case of hives 4 times in the last 4 yrs. Is allergy shots only solution?

My 6 yr old son has IgE level of 3090 but has only shown a mild case of hives 4 times in the last 4 yrs. Is allergy shots only solution?

Depends on trigger: If the episodes of hives were caused by an allergen found on allergy testing (cat, for example), then allergy shots will reduce his sensitivity to that allergen. If the cause is not known, then most allergists recommend a daily antihistamine like Cetirizine to prevent future episodes. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has ige level of 300, tests show no specific allergies. Doctor says it's either allergies or parasites but he has none. What to do?

My 2 year old has ige level of 300, tests show no specific allergies. Doctor says it's either allergies or parasites but he has none. What to do?

Just watch: Elevated IgE level of 200 is most likely not worrisome. This can occur in any type of allergy, especially in a child with eczema (atopic dermatitis), asthma or seasonal allergies. If test for parasites all negative, I would just watch it, maybe repeat level in one year from now. 200 is not that high. ...Read more

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My IgE level is 2363.0 iu/ml. I have pollen allergy but this blood test result is causing much tension kindly guide me.

My IgE level is 2363.0 iu/ml. I have pollen allergy but this blood test result is causing much tension kindly guide me.

Why??: Is this test result causing you "tension". It just shows your allergic potential in your lungs, skin, and mucous membranes and is an objective finding to measure the possible severity of your allergy. (It can also measure the effectiveness of treatment...especially the new forms of allergy medications ("biologicals")
Hope this helps and NOT TO WORRY! ...Read more

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My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean?

My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean?

There is a differenc: If the 42.3 and 38.2 are percents of your total white blood cell (WBC) count they're fine. What did your board certified allergist tell you? If you didn't see one that's why you should have. Doing or ordering a test is technical, appropriate interpretation, explanation, and treatment is the extensively taught, practiced and honed skill of a specialist. ...Read more

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Does high allergy level serum IGE and Gerd can cause pharyngitis for 6 months and occasional blood mixed with mucus plus to much mucus production.

Does high allergy level serum IGE and Gerd can cause pharyngitis for 6 months and occasional blood mixed with mucus plus to much mucus production.

It's possible: An elevated IgE level is most commonly linked to allergies, whether environmental or otherwise. Environmental allergies could lead to pharyngitis, as that is a common allergy-related symptom. GERD can also cause a painful throat, due to chronic acid exposure. In either case, chronic damage can lead to the presence of blood and/or mucous. Of course large amounts of blood are abnormal. ...Read more

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My IgE level is 4000 iu/ml, normal is <150, I have nasal allergy and severe asthma, what is the treatment?

My IgE level is 4000 iu/ml, normal is <150, I have nasal allergy and severe asthma, what is the treatment?

The asthma: It is not unheard of that many people can have a very high ige level with asthma or hay fever. As mentioned previously by another doctor, severe asthma along with high ige may signify the existence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (or mycosis). I urge you to consult a board-certified allergist asap. ...Read more

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My IgE level is 2363.0 iu/ml. I have pollen allergy but this blood test result is causing much tension as normal ranges between 1 to 100 kindly guide?

My IgE level is 2363.0 iu/ml. I have pollen allergy but this blood test result is causing much tension as normal ranges between 1 to 100 kindly guide?

Talk to doctor: If you are healthy otherwise, it is entirely possible that the elevated IgE is from your pollen allergies. Do note that people with eczema can have IgE level in the tens of thousands IU when the skin problem flares up and in the range you described even when the condition is quiescent. Note that there are indeed other medical conditions associated with elevated IgE level. ...Read more

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Can allergies developed at the age of 17 outgrown. Ige level 302 while normal is till100. Absolute eosinophil count 410. Breathlessness is it asthma?

Can allergies developed at the age of 17 outgrown. Ige level 302 while normal is till100. Absolute eosinophil count 410. Breathlessness is it asthma?

Yes: Allergies can develop at any age. While your numbers are elevated, they are not so bad that you need panic or run to er. Call your primary care doctor or an allergist so you can discuss your specific symptoms, have a good check-up that focusses on areas involved (for instance your lungs) and then any tests, (breathing, blood, etc) that can enlighten both you and doc as to cause of symptoms and tx. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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How does Ige levels define allergy?

How does Ige levels define allergy?

Complex: Total IgE level has minimal correlation to the severity of the allergic diseases except for atopic dermatitis. Specific IgE level correlates to the allergic state (higher level->positive challenge) but not necessarily the severity. Allergic symptoms are from a combination of the degree of allergic sensitivity, the type of allergens involved, and one's biologic response to the allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What can you do to lower IgE levels if they are high? I am have bad allergies and eczema

What can you do to lower IgE levels if they are high? I am have bad allergies and eczema

Consultation: With allergist to discuss the options for management of allergies, exzema and to rule out asthma. ...Read more

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14mnth old son w/ high IgE levels but skin prick tsting only noted moderate allergy 2 peanuts which he has never been exposed 2. Why r his levels high?

Several possiblities: Your test may be a false positive, the kid may have had an exposure to a peanut byproduct (oils, processed foods) or their may be a cross reacting protein. This is certainly something you can pursue in discusssions with the allergist. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease, IgE levels in the 1000s, and diarrhea. Should I get allergy testing?

Yes: See an allergist so get testing. If you have had skin infections and abcesses or frequent pneumonias or sinusitis see an academic allergist at a major health center or medical school so you can be evaluated for hyper ige syndrome. ...Read more

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My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

Symptoms?: By themselves, these test results are not at all concerning. The total IgE level is slightly elevated, but well within "normal" range as this fluctuates for persons with and without clinically significant allergy. Lymph nodes also fluctuate in size depending on immune system activity and other factors. If he has specific symptoms, that could help us point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.?

I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.?

Depends on need: Long term steroid treatment has adverse implications. You and your doctor need to determine the need for taking steroids and balance the need for treatment vs the side effects of steroids, . ...Read more

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Facial spasm and high IgE level is neurological?

Facial spasm and high IgE level is neurological?

Spasm yes, IgE no: A facial spasm can be a neurological symptom. There is a condition called hemifacial spasm for example, which is a paroxysmal activation of the muscles affecting smiling and eye closure on one side.

I am not aware that high IgE levels correlate with this, or any other, neurological condition. ...Read more

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My IgE level is 867.Can I donate blood? Willl this blood harm the recepient?

My IgE level is 867.Can I donate blood? Willl this blood harm the recepient?

Why not?: I am not aware of any prohibition about blood donation with a high ige level. Is your eosinophil count above 1500? If so, you need to get it checked out as well before you donate any blood. If not, go ahead. ...Read more

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I went to an allergist and he told me that my IgE level was 1280. He said that was high. But how high is that? Or is it high for normal?

I went to an allergist and he told me that my IgE level was 1280. He said that was high. But how high is that? Or is it high for normal?

IgE level: A normal ige is usually pretty low. The exact normal given by each lab varies but the upper limit of the normal range is usually not much over 100. A level of 1280 is certainly high, but much higher levels than that are sometimes seen, as well. Very high levels can occur with significant allergies, eczema, parasitic infestations and a few rare diseases. It's good you have an allergist! ...Read more

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My IgE level is above 3500 and I am suffering from cold and shortness of breath from one month?

My IgE level is above 3500 and I am suffering from cold and shortness of breath from one month?

IgE: Is a measure of antibodies created by your body- and MAY be related to allergic diseases. The cold that does not go away in the context of Shortness of breath would need an evaluation for asthma and/or environmental llergies ...Read more

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1200 IgE level. Causes? Recommended tests? Treatment? Questions I should ask my doctor?

Elevated IgE level: Ask your doctor for a referral to an allergist/immunologist for evaluation. Incidental finding of high IgE without any symptom is not uncommon, several causes for such findings, most common is having allergies, parasitic infection or rarely a blood disease. Better be seen by a specialist for further management and follow up, and no need to be concerned. Check aaaai. Org 4 an allergist in your area ...Read more

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My IgE level is 1300 and my sister has elevated IgM and IgA levels. Is this genetic? And could my other levels be off too?

My IgE level is 1300 and my sister has elevated IgM and IgA levels. Is this genetic? And could my other levels be off too?

Immunoglobulins: A high ige is seen in allergies and allergic asthma and eczema. This is what your level means. Your sister's is a different problem, slight elevations in both igm and IgA can be reactions to acute infections, she is best evaluated by an immunologist to determine if this needs to be investigated further. ...Read more

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I am 43 years female and ihave high IgE level (850) associated with stomach apcet headach and rash?

I am 43 years female and ihave high IgE level (850) associated with stomach apcet headach and rash?

Please rephrase: I'm not sure exactly what you're asking about...Can you rephrase the question? An elevated ige level is almost always associated with atopy (the state of being allergic), and is quite common in people with seasonal allergies, food allergies, and especially allergic eczema. ...Read more

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In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?

In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?

Usually not: First of all, the old biology-class story that "IgE fights parasites" isn't true; it's mostly about worms, not the protozoa you mention. Usually we never find the cause for a high IgE, though some folks with bad allergies run high levels and there are a handful of uncommon diseases where they run high. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello, My baby is 22months old having fever103 cough LABS:serum IgE level 310, MP (ICT)negative, CXR minimal perihilar infiltration, taking antibiotic?

Hello, My baby is 22months old having fever103 cough LABS:serum IgE level 310, MP (ICT)negative, CXR minimal perihilar infiltration, taking antibiotic?

Sounds viral: Most viral infections, such as influenza, can give high fevers and cough with a similar chest x-ray pattern. Unless your child has a high WBC, respiratory distress, is immunosuppressed or has fever over 5-7 days, I would continue to treat symptomatically with fever and fluid management as antibiotics are not helpful for viral infections. I hope your child feels better soon. ...Read more

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I got a steriod shot for my asthma fri. I have an appt. Mon. To test my IgE level and other lab test for my ashma. Will the shot interfer with the resul?

I got a steriod shot for my asthma fri. I have an appt. Mon. To test my IgE level and other lab test for my ashma. Will the shot interfer with the resul?

Possibly: Steroids paradoxically increase the synthesis, and thus levels of ige. Thus, your levels might be changed by this shot. If possible, you might want to reschedule the testing. ...Read more

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Does an IgE level of 582 (normal 0-100) indicate chronic protozoal infection (or some other infection)? If not, what does it indicate? On electrophoresis I was free of m-spikes, but don't know if that looked at IgE, so is IgE myeloma possible too?

Does an IgE level of 582 (normal 0-100) indicate chronic protozoal infection (or some other infection)? If not, what does it indicate? On electrophoresis I was free of m-spikes, but don't know if that looked at IgE, so is IgE myeloma possible too?

No: Allergic diseases, especially eczema, are more likely to be associated with an elevated IgE level. Do you have symptoms which prompted the IgE measurement? As far as IgE myeloma, it is very rare condition and the level is not high enough for making this diagnosis. If you have no symptoms otherwise, I would just monitor your progress. ...Read more

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I have Ige level of 637. How can Ii reduce it? It sometimes make me feel of breathlessness. And heart palpitations.

I have Ige level of 637. How can Ii reduce it? It sometimes make me feel of breathlessness. And heart palpitations.

Sounds allergy: IgE gets elevated in allergy your difficulty breathing is part of respiratory allergy like reactive airway disease or asthma. You need to see an allergist to find the cause. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how cause can be found. With treatment your symptoms can be controlled but IgE may not come down ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?

Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?

No and No: The elevated WBC calls for a serious workup by your physician -- we don't want to miss endocarditis, leukemia or any of several other troublesome, possibly treatable diseases. The ige system is barely related to the pathogensis of celiac sprue and the assay is worthless to screen for it. I'm glad you're being proactive & hope you'll get straight talk from your physician now. ...Read more

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