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Foods To Eat To Increase White Blood Cell 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Infection: Bacterial infection is a common cause of rapid rise in white blood cells. Leukemias can to that too. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Osteomyelitis: Can raise the white blood count in acute infection, but chronic osteo usually doesn't. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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