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Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Do people with eosinophilic disorders have problems with the rain?

Rain trigger: Please specify what symptoms occur with rain and resubmit your question. ...Read more

Dr. John Norvell
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Eosinophilic Disorders (Definition)

Eosinophilic disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem related to having large numbers of eosinophils, which are a type of white blood cell that normally is few in number. Eosinophils can increase to excessive numbers and cause symptoms, due to allergic reactions, intestinal parasites, immune system imbalances, ...Read more


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My 4 year old son suffers eosinophilic disorders. Where can I find info?

My 4 year old son suffers eosinophilic disorders. Where can I find info?

Wikipedia: This appears to be a relatively new disease and is increasingly common. Eosinophilic esophagitis and colitis are forms of bowel inflammation but the cause and treatment are still very conjectural. You may need to see a gastroenterolgist. ...Read more

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With eosinophilic disorders having problems, would one get bad pollen allergies?

With eosinophilic disorders having problems, would one get bad pollen allergies?

Eosinophils: Some allergic disorders are asociated with elevated eosinophils, but not all allergy problems. Eosinophils can also be elevated in diseases that are not allergic in origin. Please be more specific with your questions. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an eosinophilic disorder?

What sort of disorder is an eosinophilic disorder?

Too many itch cells: Eosinophils are just one type of white blood cell or immune cell. They are involved in allergic reactions, as well as protection from parasites. For various an often unclear reasons, some people get an imbalance of these cells and have irritation in their body related to the cells doing too much of their good thing. Asthma can involve overactive eos, as well as a type of esophagitis. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person with an eosinophilic disorder still donate blood?

Docs, could a person with an eosinophilic disorder still donate blood?

Unlikely: As a group, those conditions may predispose to reactions in the recipients. BUT, should not give up without calling the Red Cross and asking about your specific situation: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). ...Read more

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My cousin passed away recently from hyper eosinophilic syndrome. What causes this?

My cousin passed away recently from hyper eosinophilic syndrome. What causes this?

Multiple causes: It is a condition characterized by too many eosinophils (a type of immune cell). Sometimes a mutation in the precursors of the eosinophils causes them to multiply out of control. In other cases, another immune cell goes haywire and tells the eosinophils to multiply. Sometimes we can't find what causing them to multiply. It is usually acquired through life, and is only very, very rarely inherited. ...Read more

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Is eosinophilic bronchitis a type of hyper eosinophilic syndrome or are they interrelated?

Is eosinophilic bronchitis a type of hyper eosinophilic syndrome or are they interrelated?

No: We are still trying to find out what this means although there is suggestion that this may well be a precursor of asthma. It is not related to hypereosinophilic syndrome per se. Once you developed allergic asthma, eosinophils are often elevated in the airway and it is no longer a case of eosinophilic bronchitis but a case of eosinophilic inflammation. ...Read more

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What is well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis)?

What is well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis)?

Mimics cellulitis: It is an inflammatory reaction to some type of antigen that causes a reaction that mimics cellulitis. Limited to the dermis and epidermis it is treated usually with steroids, oral or topical, not with antibiotics. Treatment often delayed as initial assumption is that antibiotics are indicated which is not the case. ...Read more

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One cousing said he had something called well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis?). What causes it?

One cousing said he had something called well's syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis?).  What causes it?

Wells Syndrome: Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) is an uncommon condition of unknown etiology. The presentation usually involves a mildly pruritic or tender cellulitis-like eruption with typical histologic features characterized by edema, flame figures, and a marked infiltrate of eosinophils in the dermis.Papular and nodular eruptions at the clinical presentation have also been reported. ...Read more

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What do you know about hypereosinophilic syndrome?

What do you know about hypereosinophilic syndrome?

Many causes-heart: Increased number of eosinophils can be due to many causes, including allergy, parasitic infestation, tumors, leukemia and sometimes due to unknown causes. A common complication of very high eosinophil counts is clotting of blood in the heart chambers. ...Read more