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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 (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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