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Doctor insights on: Low Ig E Levels

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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I have raised igE level 117.6 please tell me its management?

Maybe: Nothing it depends on symptoms. Talk to the provider who ordered the test

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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