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Should I consult an immunologist about low IgA (14) and IgE levels?

Should I consult an immunologist about low IgA (14) and IgE levels?

Yes: There's no danger in having a low ige level- that's normal. An IgA of 14 likely indicates IgA deficiency. This can predispose to infections of the sinuses and lungs. You should see a board certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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18 month old had bloodwork done following allergy testing. Her IgE levels were low and they want to repeat test in 4 wks. What does low IgE cause?

18 month old had bloodwork done following allergy testing. Her IgE levels were low and they want to repeat test in 4 wks. What does low IgE cause?

Nothing: Low ige is "normal". If the concern is that she has symptoms of allergies and a low ige they want to see if it goes up in 4 weeks which would be more suggestive of allergies. Elevated ige is sign of allergies. A low ige is actually normal. Under 4 years old children's allergies change dramatically every 6 months so sometimes we need to follow with serial tests... ...Read more

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My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean ?

My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean ?

There is a differenc: If the 42.3 and 38.2 are percents of your total white blood cell (WBC) count they're fine. What did your board certified allergist tell you? If you didn't see one that's why you should have. Doing or ordering a test is technical, appropriate interpretation, explanation, and treatment is the extensively taught, practiced and honed skill of a specialist. ...Read more

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Is a lab result of 48% for lymphocytes and 9.7 Bun/creatnin of any concern. Low vitamin D/25 hdroxy 21.5....Ige level of 497. Thank you?

Is a lab result of 48% for lymphocytes and 9.7 Bun/creatnin of any concern. Low vitamin D/25 hdroxy 21.5....Ige level of 497. Thank you?

Out of context: Lab values out of context = difficult to interpret. "Abnormal" may be irrelevant, even normal for an individual.Experts disagree on low end of normal 25-OH vit D(some say 20 some 30).IgE can be high for many reasons, most allergic.BUN/Cr relevance depends on what BUN and Cr are - if normal, low BUN/Cr can be malnutrition, liver problem, or OK. Lymphocyte% relevance depends on wbc, neutrophil% etc. ...Read more

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What does a high IgE level mean?

What does a high IgE level mean?

Allergy/asthma: Ige is an antibody that is commonly elevated in people with a tendency towards allergic disease. While there are other potential causes, the most common culprits are asthma, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), and eczema. ...Read more

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What could cause high IgE levels?

What could cause high IgE levels?

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 more

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If my IgE level is high what am I suffering?

If my IgE level is high what am I suffering?

Allergies: High ige levels are generally a marker for allergic potential. Therefore, the higher your ige, the more likely you are to have allergic diseases such as hayfever, asthma, or eczema. ...Read more

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IGE level is above 630 is this alarming situation?

No: People vary tremendously in IgE levels. There's still little knowing what it means. How does Junior feel? ...Read more

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Can you do anything to lower IgE levels? Is there any medication out there for this?

Yes but why?: Unless you have an illness which demands the treatment, there is no reason to lower the ige level since the options are not devoid of major side effects. ...Read more

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I was told I have a total IgE level of 1, 795. Is this significant? Is it higher than normal? What health risks are associated with it?

I was told I have a total IgE level of 1, 795. Is this significant? Is it higher than normal? What health risks are associated with it?

IgE: The ige level you mention is total allergic antibody level circulating in your body. It is quite high. Depending on normal values of each lab, a normal one is usually less than 200. High ige associate with several allergic conditions. The most common ones are allergic rhinoconjunctivitis or hay fever, asthma, eczema.... Certain infections can drive a high level of ige like that too. ...Read more

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Is a constant IgE level of 200+ iu/ml something that could potentially cause severe symptoms that i have, or is it something that should be neglected?

Is a constant IgE level of 200+ iu/ml something that could potentially cause severe symptoms that i have, or is it something that should be neglected?

Elevated IgE: An elevated ige level can be seen in many disorders including allergic disorders (eczema, asthma), inflammatory disorders and even in some immune deficiency disorders. The level by itself doesn't mean as much, but it alerts the physician to assess for an underlying cause. ...Read more

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High IgE levels related to cancer?

High IgE levels related to cancer?

No: Allergy, job's, if moderate just your personal physiology. ...Read more

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What causes high IgE levels in blood?

What causes high IgE levels in blood?

Allergy, Parasites: Unless you have an immunoglobulinopathy, it is usually caused by hypersensitivity to a substance (allergy) or parasitic infection (e.g. Worms). ...Read more

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How does Ige levels define allergy?

How does Ige levels define allergy?

Complex: Total IgE level has minimal correlation to the severity of the allergic diseases except for atopic dermatitis . Specific IgE level correlates to the allergic state (higher level->positive challenge) but not necessarily the severity . Allergic symptoms are from a combination of the degree of allergic sensitivity, the type of allergens involved, and one's biologic response to the allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Why does your IgE level increase when you have asthma?

Why does your IgE level increase when you have asthma?

High IgE more asthma: Ige is a type of antibody with a pivotal role in allergic conditions like asthma. Each ige antibody is specific for a thing - dust mite, cat, pollen or peanut. On mast cells throughout the body ige receptors bind ige. If an allergen like cat dander enters your body combining with ige that recognizes it on lung mast cells the result is asthma. Increased asthma risk associated with high ige levels. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are significant IgE levels to trigger eczema?

I'm curious as to what are significant IgE levels to trigger eczema?

No strict: Correlation. There is not a strict correlation between eczema and ige levels, even though ige levels are generally elevated in allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What are the rare conditions, other than allergies, that may cause IgE levels to be over 400?

What are the rare conditions, other than allergies, that may cause IgE levels to be over 400?

Eczema, asthma, etc.: In clinical practice allergic rhinitis, eczema and asthma are the most common reasons for elevated ige. Parasitic infections can cause an increase in ige, and it can also be elevated in certain immune deficiencies, such as hyper-ige syndrome. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a rare cause. ...Read more

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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.. ?

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.. ?

Depends on need: Long term steroid treatment has adverse implications. You and your doctor need to determine the need for taking steroids and balance the need for treatment vs the side effects of steroids, . ...Read more

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My sons IgE level has been high for 3 years the highest it's been was 30, 000 which they found toxocara but its still 3, 100 is that a concern.

My sons IgE level has been high for 3 years the highest it's been was 30, 000 which they found toxocara but its still 3, 100 is that a concern.

High IgE: It can be from a persistent parasitic infection or other causes, but 3000 is still high, you need to follow up with his infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What causes elevated mpv, lymphocytes, eosinophils, and IgE levels?

What causes elevated mpv, lymphocytes, eosinophils, and IgE levels?

WBCs elevated,ige: This senario of elevated eosinophils, lymphocytes and total ige, will most probabely a person has allergic disorder and a viral infection. ...Read more

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Facial spasm and high IgE level is neurological?

Facial spasm and high IgE level is neurological?

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

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Can IgE level (143,3 IU/ml) be related with having Urticaria (hives)?

Can IgE level (143,3 IU/ml) be related with having Urticaria (hives)?

That's normal: A very high result would have suggested allergy, but this normal result sheds no light on the cause of your urticaria. It may be allergic, cholinergic, autoimmune, idiopathic ... The key in the workup of chronic urticaria, in which a cause is found less often than not, is the history. An elimination diet might just possibly reveal an allergy. Read up on chronic urticaria and good luck. ...Read more

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My IgE level is 867.Can i donate blood?Willl this blood harm the recepient?

My IgE level is 867.Can i donate blood?Willl this blood  harm the recepient?

Why not?: I am not aware of any prohibition about blood donation with a high ige level. Is your eosinophil count above 1500? If so, you need to get it checked out as well before you donate any blood. If not, go ahead. ...Read more

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I went to an allergist and he told me that my IgE level was 1280. He said that was high. But how high is that? Or is it high for normal?

I went to an allergist and he told me that my IgE level was 1280. He said that was high. But how high is that? Or is it high for normal?

IgE level: A normal ige is usually pretty low. The exact normal given by each lab varies but the upper limit of the normal range is usually not much over 100. A level of 1280 is certainly high, but much higher levels than that are sometimes seen, as well. Very high levels can occur with significant allergies, eczema, parasitic infestations and a few rare diseases. It's good you have an allergist! ...Read more