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High Ige Level
No: Donating blood will not lower IgE levels. ...Read more
I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.. ?
Spasm yes, IgE no: A facial spasm can be a neurological symptom. There is a condition called hemifacial spasm for example, which is a paroxysmal activation of the muscles affecting smiling and eye closure on one side. I am not aware that high IgE levels correlate with this, or any other, neurological condition. ...Read more
I am 43 years female and ihave high IgE level (850) associated with stomach apcet headach and rash?
Please rephrase: I'm not sure exactly what you're asking about...Can you rephrase the question? An elevated ige level is almost always associated with atopy (the state of being allergic), and is quite common in people with seasonal allergies, food allergies, and especially allergic eczema. ...Read more
In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?
Usually not: First of all, the old biology-class story that "IgE fights parasites" isn't true; it's mostly about worms, not the protozoa you mention. Usually we never find the cause for a high IgE, though some folks with bad allergies run high levels and there are a handful of uncommon diseases where they run high. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can celiac disease cause elevated WBC levels (above 20, 000) and fever ? Is a person wid high IgE level is more prone to celiac as well?
No and No: The elevated WBC calls for a serious workup by your physician -- we don't want to miss endocarditis, leukemia or any of several other troublesome, possibly treatable diseases. The ige system is barely related to the pathogensis of celiac sprue and the assay is worthless to screen for it. I'm glad you're being proactive & hope you'll get straight talk from your physician now. ...Read more
I have crackly mucus in my throat and upper chest, also having to hack out mucus from back of throat. Have high IgE level of 1080.
See your doctor: I suspect that the reflux has reached your throat now and is the cause for the mucus. However there are other potential causes as well and you should consult a gastroenterologist. The high ige level suggests that you are at risk for allergic diseases but i didn't find anything in your description pointing to asthma or hay fever. ...Read more
I have bad allergies and a high IgE level (1300). Will this wear my immune system out over time? Also can allergies cause body aches and fatigue?
Maybe: Allergy is from a skewed immune reaction to otherwise innocuous substances- usually a protein. People with allergic asthma are more susceptible to respiratory infections for this reason. Allergy does not usually cause body aches although sleep disruption from your allergic conditions may cause body aches and fatigue. Uncontrolled asthma can cause fatigue. See an allergist. ...Read more
My son has hashimotos thyroid with absent seizures and a high IgE level could he get hashimotos encephalitis? He's 15 yrs old had this since he was 10
Genetics: The tendency to make more ige in response to foreign substances that enter the body (aka allergens) is inherited. Allergies and parastic infections are the common reasons why people develop high ige levels. There are some rare disorders associated with increased risk of infections associated with very high levels of ige. A board-certified allergist can help sort this out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider allergy: There are five types of antibodies in the blood. The other word for antibody is immunoglobulin, or ig. The five types of antibody are g (keeps you immune), a (protects your surfaces such as nose and gut from infection), m (kills currently active infections), d (unknown function), and e (worm infections and allergies. So the e type is ige and when it is up think of allergies or worms. ...Read more
My son's iGe levels are high. we do allergen shots twice a week for 6 months now. what else could cause constant ear draining and high iGe levels?
Usually allergy: In your son's case, the elevated IgE level is likely related to his allergic diseases. However there are also less common causes for elevated IgE level . Since 20% of the people don't respond to allergy shots and it may take up to a year to experience benefits from them, you need to talk to your allergist re. medication required to control his nasal congestion and ear issues. ...Read more