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Causes Of Increase In White Blood Cells
Yes, fever and WBC: Elevation often go hand in hand in the context of infection and/or inflammation. Both are features of an "inhospitable environment" for the infecting agent. In that sense, fever is not all bad, it can just make you feel bad. Antipyretics like Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen can improve symptoms and help you ride out the problem, but if you are concerned about your status, get in touch with your dr. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too. Read more
White cells: White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and circulate in the blood stream. They increase in response to infection, trauma, stress, tumor (i.e. Leukemia), and abnormal bone marrow production. They decrease sometimes related to severe infection (sepsis), impaired bone marrow production, and autoimmune diseases. Read more
Usually...: ...It does not affect them enough to notice. Read more
In which infections (virus, bact. Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?
Viral infection.: Viral infection classically does not cause an increase in white count, and may cause low wbc. Bacterial infection usually causes a high wbc, but some times the WBC may start out low at first. A few bacterial infections usually have low wbcs such as TB and listeria infections. Read more
Can vaccines (specifically rabies) have significant influence on a CBC (for example, increase in white blood cells or lymphocytes percentage)?
Very unlikely: More likely coincidental.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the actual: Count. Normal white cell count can range from 3-4 at the lower end to about 11 at the upper end. Also one needs a differential count and levels of hemoglobin and platelet counts for proper interpretation. Read more
Nothing: Changes within the normal range are exceedingly unlikely to be significant. Read more
Hi, I have little sister, her white blood cells is 20, 000, however that is must be (3, 500 to 10, 000), I want to know is it dangerous? Causes and solution?
Do not worry:
She should be under the care of a md and let the doctor figure out the cause for the elevated white count.
Many things can raise the white count and it is important for the doctor to look at the blood smear and review labs to determine what type of blood cell has increased. Read more
Depends.: Improving a low WBC would depend on the cause. The WBC is controlled by a hormone (g-csf) normally, and this is available as a medication that can be useful in patients on cancer chemotherapy. Otherwise, the underlying cause should be treated (nutritional, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorder, etc.). Read more
Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. Read more