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Doctor insights on: Foods To Eat To Increase White Blood Cell Count

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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?

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

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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Tell me how do you increase white blood cell count?

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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How to increase white blood cell count homeopathically?

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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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

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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What should I do to increase my white blood cell count?

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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I'm a vegetarian and I need to get my white blood cell count up. What should I eat?

I'm a vegetarian and I need to get my white blood cell count up. What should I eat?

It won't matter: As far as I know, food does not affect your white blood cell count. I'm puzzled as to why you need to increase your count. ...Read more

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What to do to increase my white blood cell count?

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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How can you increase your white blood cell count?

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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Is there a way to raise my white blood cell count?

Is there a way to raise my white blood cell count?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have so that an appropriate treatment can be given (if necessary). ...Read more

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What can increase someone's white blood cell count?

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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What can you do to raise your white blood cell count?

Depends: What is your white blood cell count? Why do want to raise it? Which of the WBC type do you wish to raise? Do not take any medications that are not prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a rapid increase in my white blood cell count?

What can cause a rapid increase in my white blood cell count?

Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too. ...Read more

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Are any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

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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Will any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

Will any sorts of foods that will spike my white blood cell count, or any medications?

Leukocytosis: No particular foods raise white counts but several medications can: glucocorticoids like prednisone, Filgrastim (filgrastin) (or gcsf), and lithium are the most notorious suspects. Another common cause of leukocytosis (other than infection) is cigarette smoking. Even marked obesity can cause a high white cell count. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could psoriasis raise your white blood cell count?

Thoughts? Could psoriasis raise your white blood cell count?

Yes: Certain forms of psoriasis can result in a very high white count. Erythrodermic psoriasis and pustular psoriasis are notorious for this effect. ...Read more

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What makes a newborn not eat and have a high white blood cell count?

What makes a newborn not eat and have a high white blood cell count?

Newborns only drink: New borns are only expected to drink milk, eating starts at the age of 4-5 months when table foods are introduced. If they are not eating well and have very high white count they should be checked for chest / throat / ear / urine infections. Not being able to eat. / drink / being fussy / not being active as normal are all signs of infection. ...Read more

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Would h pyroli raise my white blood cell count?

Would h pyroli raise my white blood cell count?

Not generally: But a slight increase in WBC count can be seen as part of a stress response in acute illness. ...Read more

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I have an increase in white blood cell count to 10.8, immature granulocyte increase to 0.7%, IG absolute at 0.1%, and sed rate of 26. Interpretation?

I have an increase in white blood cell count to 10.8, immature granulocyte increase to 0.7%, IG absolute at 0.1%, and sed rate of 26. Interpretation?

Infection: A elevated white blood count with a slighlty elevated ESR would suggest infection/inflamation. Imature granulocytes can be seen during an inflamatory process (urinary tract infeciton, pneumonia, cellultiis etc.) Once the inflamation clears the test can be repeated and should return to normal. Myeloproliferative disorders can cause the same picture, but would not be expected to disappear ...Read more

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Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

Can fever cause an increase in white blood cell count?

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 more

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Does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

Does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

Osteomyelitis: Can raise the white blood count in acute infection, but chronic osteo usually doesn't. ...Read more

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I have high blood platelets that increased a little over 2, 000 in 6 days and my white blood cell count went up my back/hips hurt, dizzy, nauseous?

I have high blood platelets that increased a little over 2, 000 in 6 days and my white blood cell count went up my back/hips hurt, dizzy, nauseous?

HemOnc: An elevated platelet count of 2, 000 (thromocytosis) should be evaluated for and treated asap. The elevated platelet alone can cause your symptoms. Essential thrombocytosis or another myeloproliferative disorder is considered and should be ruled out. Additional blood tests, bm biopsy and hematology-oncology consultation is required. ...Read more

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How do I reduce white blood cell count?

Why do you want to: Do that? What is your cell count? Do you have an infection? Do discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I reduce white blood cell count?

How can I reduce white blood cell count?

Depends: Why is your white blood cell count high? Two common causes are infection and leukemia. These require specific treatments and are not a do it yourself matter. ...Read more

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Elevation in white blood cell count, should I be concerned?

Need actual values: It would be useful to have the total and differential counts. Usually the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to advise. ...Read more

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How can I help my child who has a low white blood cell count?

How can I help my child who has a low white blood cell count?

Follow up: The best answer I can give is to be sure to follow up with appointments and blood tests. There could be a number of reasons for low white blood count, some of them serious and some not, and the best thing one can do is to be sure the child has close follow-up with the pediatrician. If the cause is known to be an immune deficiency, then keeping good hygiene is very important. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an abnormal white blood cell count rating?

Many answers: See below for normal values. Counts outside this range would be abnormal. Even with normal count morphologically abnormal cells would indicate disease.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003643.htm. ...Read more

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What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies like b12, copper deficiencies, medication effect etc. You need to see hematologist who can order blood tests and perform bone marrow aspirate and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a high white blood cell count, what could that mean?

Elevated numbers: This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. For example, a vomiting episode or initiation of a steroid medication can temporarily increase your white blood cell count - but that doesn't mean you have an infection. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...Read more

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What if my white blood cell count is 2.5 how can I bring it up to a higher count?

What if my white blood cell count is 2.5 how can I bring it up to a higher count?

No real need,: Unless your total blood readings and differential are abnormal it's not necessary to raise this or get it treated. In fact it's better to have it lower as this means you don't have an infection or blood disease. This is below normal but not by much and ranges vary as can this count can from time to time. If you're still concerned you can see your Dr. For more tests to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more