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Doctor insights on: How To Lower 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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What anitibiotics are there to use to lower white blood cell count in spinal fluid?

What anitibiotics are there to use to lower white blood cell count in spinal fluid?

Need more info: Are we talking about meningitis or one of the numerous other conditions that can cause white cells to be in the spinal fluid? If it is a bacterial infection, then cultures will tell you what antibiotics are appropriate. If it is a viral infection, no antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult?

What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult?

Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. Infectious hepatitis abd liver failure can also raise bilirubin. Hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells) can also raise your bilirubin. Please follow up with your doctor because additional work up is needed. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin lower white blood cell count?

Does amoxicillin lower white blood cell count?

Very: Rarely. Unless there is a direct correlation between the medication and the development of the low WBC other causes should be pursued. ...Read more

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I will like to know why My White blood cell count keeps on going lower by the years. In 2008 I had 9.1, 2010 I had 8, 2012 I had 7.5, then 2014=6.2?

I will like to know why My White blood cell count keeps on going lower by the years. In 2008 I had 9.1, 2010 I had 8, 2012 I had 7.5, then 2014=6.2?

Stop measuring it: We may need more information. These are (by the way) all well within the range of what is considered 'normal'. I'd want to know why the test is being run in the first place. Do you have some chronic illness for which your doctor is monitoring your blood counts? If not, I would discourage the routine performance of any blood test in a healthy 20 year old. ...Read more

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After two months of not smoking, can weed decrease your white blood cell count?

After two months of not smoking, can weed decrease your white blood cell count?

No it will not: If the cqause of low white blood cells is only smoking weed than it will return to normal.But not all weed smokers get low white blood cell count. ...Read more