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Low Ig E Levels
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...See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No: People vary tremendously in IgE levels. There's still little knowing what it means. How does Junior feel?
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.
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.
Maybe: Nothing it depends on symptoms. Talk to the provider who ordered the test
No: Donating blood will not lower IgE levels.
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?
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers