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5 htp and eosinophilia myalgia syndrome. How long do you have to take 5 htp, before you get eosinophilia myalgia? I have been taking it for 4 day now.

5 htp and eosinophilia myalgia syndrome. How long do you have to take 5 htp, before you get eosinophilia myalgia? I have been taking it for 4 day now.

5HTP, several differ: 5htp was made by a technique using genetically altered yeast in japan , which was the culprit, since it was the most imported. Even though associated with this syndrome, most people who took the bad 5htp did not get the disease. I do not believe 5htp made today would have the contaminant. I would not worry about 4 day exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Is eosinophilia-myalgia a genetic syndrome?

Is eosinophilia-myalgia a genetic syndrome?

No: This syndrome eosinophil myalgia syndrome was related to to adulterated tryptophan which had a toxic effect on the body. ...Read more

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What does mild eosinophilia means?

What does mild eosinophilia means?

Diff possibilities: Mild eosinophilia can be due to many different things - can be because of allergies (seasonal, food, medication), can be due to a reaction to a medicine, can be due to a parasite infection, can also be found incidentally (which means nothing wrong). Doctor should repeat level to confirm. If you are healthy otherwise, probably not much to do. ...Read more

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Tropical eosinophilia means what?

Tropical eosinophilia means what?

Tropical eosinophili: Tropical eosinophilia is caused by filaria which enter into the lung tissue and cause pulmonary infiltrates and an asthma like picture. This illness is usually limited to the tropical countries in southeast asia. These filaria cause an increase of the eosinophills in the blood count. ...Read more

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What is tropical eosinophilia? What are the symptoms?

What is tropical eosinophilia? What are the symptoms?

Allergy to filaria: These are little worms carried by mosquitoes. As they travel through the lungs, they can produce asthma and other problems with breathing. There are often a lot of eosinophils in the blood during this illness, and the spleen tends to be big ...Read more

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What are the differences between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

What are the differences between sinusitis, eosinophilia and bronchitis?

Different entities: Sinusitis: inflammation (+/- infection) of the sinsuses. Eosinophilia: elevated levels of a specific type of cell in the blood. Bronchitis: inflammation (+/-infection) of the bronchi, the larger air tubes in the lungs. ...Read more

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Eosinophilia and neutropenia? Is that bad or just allergies?

Eosinophilia and neutropenia?  Is that bad or just allergies?

Unlikely: You can see eosinophilia with allergies. However, neutropenia would not be due to allergies. Hopefully your doctor is looking into the cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat pulmonary eosinophilia?

Pulmonary Eosinophil: Have you seen an immune specialist or a pulmonary specialist for this issue? If not, you really need to start there. Pulmonary eosinophilia could range from benign issues to serious infiltrating disease by the eosinophils. But there are many treatment options. See a specialist for better information. ...Read more

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Eosinophilia esophahitis can ventolin & fluticasone help?

Eosinophilia esophahitis can ventolin & fluticasone help?

Yes: One treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis involves swallowing inhaled steroids such as fluticasone which is found in flovent. The ventolin will have no effect on the symptoms. It is also worth exploring whether any foods such as milk may be triggering symptoms. Foods can be eliminated empirically or based on prick and/or patch testing. ...Read more