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How To Lower White Blood Cell Count Naturally
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?
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
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
The antibiotic: Choice must be guided by the culture and sensitivity report from the microbiology lab. ...Read more
My white blood cell count is 3.8 lower than standard 4. In the past 3 year, this record was always low: 4, 3.4, 3.8. Shall I worry about it?
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
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
Good Question: Although I am not aware of a specific study on cannabis oil and wbc, there was a study showing that hemp seed which contains thc as its active component has long term toxicological implication such as bone marrow suppression with respect to the concentration given on the erythrocytes of mammals. It is recommended that individuals who have anemia or immunosuppression not use thc on a regular basis. ...Read more
I am taking Allegra (fexofenadine) 12 hour and mucin we dm almost daily and have been for a long time. Can this lower my white blood cell count?
No: Unlikely with fexofenadine, but I would be bit careful with mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, the dextromethotphan part of it has an abuse potential, read the labels carefully, consult your doctor if you're still not controlled, you can use mucinex (guaifenesin) alone, and dextromethotphan only as needed, good luck ...Read more
25 male. Went for a white blood cell count test today. I took a multivitamin centrum before the test. Will that affect WBC results to be higher/lower?
No: This won't have any impact. WBC values fluctuate wildly from hour to hour anyway. ...Read more
Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem?
Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more
Hi there, Every few months I get a Sharp pain to the left of my navel (lower abdomen) with a high temp and high white blood cell count?
Interesting...: The fact that you know you have a high white blood cell count when this occurs suggests you have had lab tests/evaluation at the time of symptoms. One is concerned about transient small bowel obstruction with this picture. Imaging with CT at the time of symptoms would offer the best chance at diagnosis. Continue to work with your doctor to discover cause. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?
Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm having extreme pain in my lower and middle spine, kidney tenderness, low grade fever and a white blood cell count of 18, 000 raising by the day. MRI shows negative. Pain gets worse by the day?
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more
HIGH WBC >10.5k: A normal white blood count (WBC) is in the range: 4k--10.5k (4000-10, 500) in most labs around the country. So any WBC >10.5k is elevated. I see elevated wbc's all the time, so I recommend following it closely (perhaps rechecking in 1 month with 'a differential'). If you have symptoms of a blood disorder you may need further testing, now. ...Read more
Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities.
Most causes would be treatable.
If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more
Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to infections. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. ...Read more
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts. ...Read more