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Doctor insights on: Lyme Disease And Low White Blood Cell Count

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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?

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?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Is there a connection between low white blood cell count and thyroid disorder?

Is there a connection between low white blood cell count and thyroid disorder?

I amnot aware: I am not aware of low white blood count and thyroid diseases. Thyroid disease is mainly affect body metabolism including cardiovascular, neuro -cognitive, musculoskeletal, vision. It affects sodium level. However, when there is a condition called thyroid storm which is life threatening condition, white blood cell can be elevated. ...Read more

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Could periodontics disease causes your white blood cell count to be evaluated?

Could periodontics disease causes your white blood cell count to be evaluated?

Yes: Periodontal disease is an infection. It conceivably could cause a mild elevation of white blood count. ...Read more

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What diseases cause high fevers and high white blood cell count?

What diseases cause high fevers and high white blood cell count?

Usually bacterial: It's usually a bacterial illness that causes the symptoms you describe. But this can include anything form sinus infections, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia, infection in the blood, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, meningitis, skin abcesses... The list goes on and on. You need a thorough assessment of associated symptoms and a physical exam to try and pinpoint your condition. ...Read more

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What are some inflammatory diseases? I am always inflamed everywhere. I have a high white blood cell count as well.

What are some inflammatory diseases? I am always inflamed everywhere. I have a high white blood cell count as well.

What Symptoms?: How high is your white cell count? What if any symptoms do you have? Do you have fever? Have you had unintended weight loss? If answer to all of these is no, you may not have any disorder. If you have symptoms, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why do kids develop a low white blood cell count?

Why do kids develop a low white blood cell count?

Several ways: White blood cells are created by the bone marrow, so anything that suppresses bone marrow affects white blood cells. Some viral illnesses such as mono can do it, as well as an overwhelming bacterial infection. Some children naturally have low white cell counts. Others have genetic cycles where the white count gets very low. Occasionally a bone marrow disease such as leukemia is responsible. ...Read more

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They said low white blood cell count, what does this mean?

They said low white blood cell count, what does this mean?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have so that an appropriate treatment can be given (if necessary). ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a low white blood cell count? And what does it mean?

Not usually: A low white count is present in about 15% of the population and usually has no clinical significance. Discuss the result with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is cellfood good to take if you have low white blood cell count?

No evidence it helps: There is no evidence that cellfood is good for low blood cell count. ...Read more

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Does HSV caused low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hsv, even during the acute phase does not later blood cell counts materially. See this site for more info.
http://www. Healthcentral. Com/genital-herpes/understanding-genital-herpes-2518-143.html? Ic=4018. ...Read more

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Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Sometimes: Many virus infections are associated with low or normal WBC counts. ...Read more

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What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

What does my father's low white blood cell count mean?

Maybe nothing: Low white counts are seen in up to 15% of some populations. Thus, it may have no clinical importance. It needs to be evaluated in context with the entire clinical picture. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

Low white blood cell count -- does it mean infection is gone?

NOT NECESSARILY: Sometimes your WBC count can fall precipitously as an infection worsens, because they adhere to blood vessel walls and then enter the tissues and are consumed by the process of fighting bacteria. If, however, the WBC was quite high, it may come down as treatment is effective. ...Read more

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What can cause a baby to have a fever and low white blood cell count?

What can cause a baby to have a fever and low white blood cell count?

Might be a virus: Low white blood cell counts can have different significance depending upon the particular situation. In a normal child with fever and low WBC it often suggests that this is due to viral infection, but there are other potential causes and the family doctor or pediatrician may want to follow this up with repeat testing, depending upon other findings. ...Read more

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Why do I need to see a hematologist with a low white blood cell count?

Why do I need to see a hematologist with a low white blood cell count?

Different causes: Many diffferent conditions can give you low white blood cells- from the most benign one such as race difference, congenital to the most serious one such as leukemia/ or other bone marrow problems. Hematologist is a type of doctor who evaluates and manages various blood disorders and able to differentiate one problem to the other and would help your sort out the problem with your low white cells. ...Read more

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Blood results say high blood sugar and low white blood cell count. What do I do now?

Need more info: Was the blood sugar test done in fasting state? What was the actual value? What are the details of your blood cell counts? It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he is likely to have more info about your health. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years old, 6ft, 145lbs. I have a low white blood cell count. What does this lead to and how can I boost my immune system?

I'm 23 years old, 6ft, 145lbs. I have a low white blood cell count. What does this lead to and how can I boost my immune system?

Low white blood cell: It really depends on how low your white blood cell count is. Simply having a low normal white blood cell count doesn't mean your immune system is not functioning. For many people the white blood cells are not in the blood vessels themselves but are out in the periphery and those people often times rarely get ill. Check with your doctor to see if your white blood cell count is worrisome or not. ...Read more

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When on methotrexate for ctd, how to know if mildly low white blood cell count is due to ctd or medication? I'm feeling great with no illnesses.

When on methotrexate for ctd, how to know if mildly low white blood cell count is due to ctd or medication? I'm feeling great with no illnesses.

Leukopenia: Unfortunately, there is no easy way to know whether your count is low due to your connective tissue disease or your medication other than doing a bone marrow biopsy. But this is extreme and unnecessary as long as your count isn't too bad and you're feeling well. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause low white blood cell count?

Can hypothyroidism cause low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hypothyroidism is not known to cause a low wbc. Low white cell count could be due to infection or toxicity. ...Read more

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Is it true that a low white blood cell count be a sign of cancer?

Is it true that a low white blood cell count be a sign of cancer?

Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read more

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Gastritis, esophogitis, hiatial hernia and a low white blood cell count, what to do?

What to do?: A hiatal hernia with gastritis and esophagitis is not usually related to a low white blood count. Since this combination is generally unusual, a thorough evaluation and examination is essential. An evaluation by your primary physician as well as a consultation with both a gastroenterologist and hematologist may be necessary to sort things out. Start with and evaluation by your primary physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gastritis, esophogitis, hiatial hernia and a low white blood cell count?

What to do if I have gastritis, esophogitis, hiatial hernia and a low white blood cell count?

GI consult: May be best to see a gastroenterologist for a consultation. Ok to try over the counter anti acid medication in the meantime. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

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

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What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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How can I help my child who has a low white blood cell count?

How can I help my child who has a low white blood cell count?

Follow up: The best answer I can give is to be sure to follow up with appointments and blood tests. There could be a number of reasons for low white blood count, some of them serious and some not, and the best thing one can do is to be sure the child has close follow-up with the pediatrician. If the cause is known to be an immune deficiency, then keeping good hygiene is very important. ...Read more

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What are some causes a low white blood cell count in a woman?

What are some causes a low white blood cell count in a woman?

Low white cell count: Viral infections often cause leukopenia (low white blood cell count). Other causes: depressed bone marrow, poisoning, chemical burns, malnutrition, chemotherapy, radiation, etc. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more