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Dr. Tara Solomon
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Dr. Tara Solomon
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

Don't treat numbers: If one or more of your absolute counts (neutrophils or lymphcytes; i've never cared about monocytes) is a wee bit low, just follow it. If it is way low, you may be seriously sick and in that case need something stronger than homeopathy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
19 years in practice
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Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

White count: If someone has low white count and it needs to be increased, we use shots known as granulocyte stimulating growth factor also known as Neupogen to do that. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. John Callahan
Board Certified, Podiatry
19 years in practice
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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

Dr. John Callahan
Board Certified, Podiatry
19 years in practice
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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

Infection: Absolutely, white cell counts will elevate in bone infections otherwise known as osteomyelitis these are not to be fooled with and should be treated immediately and definitively. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What to do to increase my white blood cell count?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Why do you want to: Do that? If your white cell count low? If it is low, you need to treat the cause. If it is normal, there is no healthy way to increase it and if you take medication to increase it will only do harm. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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How can you increase your white blood cell count?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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How can you increase your white blood cell count?

Is it low?: There is no benefit to increasing a normal WBC count and there may be harm. If your white blood cell count is low, then first it needs to be determined, why is it low and treatment would be dictated by the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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What can increase someone's white blood cell count?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
96M people helped
What can increase someone's white blood cell count?

See below: If the count is low it is the cause of low blood count that needs to be treated. It may be as simple as giving some vitamins or as radical as bone marrow transplant. Infections and some drugs and tumors can cause abnormal increase in white cell count. Treatment may be antibiotics, chemotherapy or no treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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What should I do to increase my white blood cell count?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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It depends on the ca: Unless we know the cause of your low WBC count, it is hard to answer your question. There are some good drugs to increase the white count but they are only used under special circumstances..Typically after chemotherapy has lowered the WBC count excessively. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Are any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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No foods will: There are some medicines which we use in order to increase the white blood count but we need to know more about your circumstances. So ask this question to your doctor who is looking after you as he/she probably knows why your WBC count is low and if it is low enough to be treated or high enough to be left alone. ...Read more

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