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Medical Treatment For High Ige
Decoupling: Allergic illness occur when allergens activate mast cells releasing biochemicals. Allergens interact with mast cells through ige antibodies attached to mast cell receptors. Each ige antibody is specific for an allergen. Ige lasts for months but ultimately degrades & must be replaced. Anti-ige blocks the replacement process. Mast cells become denuded of ige & can no longer respond to allergens. ...Read more
Is there any definite treatment for Hyper IgE Syndrome? I mean one that is not only maintenance of symptoms but may lead to actual improvement?
No not at this time:
Hyper IgE syndrome is an inherited immunodeficiency disorder. The current treatments are supportive, prophylatic and treatment of infections as they occur. You can read more information on
http://primaryimmune. Org/about-primary-immunodeficiencies/specific-disease-types/hyper-ige-syndrome/ ...Read more
Elevated IgE level: Ask your doctor for a referral to an allergist/immunologist for evaluation. Incidental finding of high IgE without any symptom is not uncommon, several causes for such findings, most common is having allergies, parasitic infection or rarely a blood disease. Better be seen by a specialist for further management and follow up, and no need to be concerned. Check aaaai. Org 4 an allergist in your area ...Read more
My IgE level is 4000 iu/ml, normal is <150, I have nasal allergy and severe asthma, what is the treatment?
The asthma: It is not unheard of that many people can have a very high ige level with asthma or hay fever. As mentioned previously by another doctor, severe asthma along with high ige may signify the existence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (or mycosis). I urge you to consult a board-certified allergist asap. ...Read more
I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when I eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available?
No: It is not recommended to use immunotherapy for treatment of food allergy. There are studies being done to try to desensitize by giving small amounts of the food frequently but these are still in a research phase. Anti-ige treatment with omulazimab is approve for asthma treatment in the us and it will often make the patient less reactive to foods they are allergic to. ...Read more
Several: Depends on how elevated it is, some high values do not mean anything. However one can have a blood disorder producing a high level of ige, parasite infections may also cause ige to be elevated. You should check with an allergist to check for a mast cell disorder as well. ...Read more
I don't have allergy symptoms but have had high IgE (>770) for yrs. My concerns were dismissed by specialist. I saw and want to addr it. Pls advice.?
Not to worry: A high ige does not necessarily mean that you have allergies. False positive test results are very possible with ige levels to the point that I hardly ever order them. What counts is your symptoms and overall clinical picture. ...Read more
No: Donating blood will not lower IgE levels. ...Read more
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
Is there a specific test that can be run to tell if my high IgE (>770) is a result of mercury toxicity?
No: There is no blood test to see if you are or allergic to mercury and no test to see if your overall ige is due to mercury allergy. ...Read more
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.?
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.
I have high IgE (no allergy symp), told not to worry but I know they are the most powerful inflammation reactions. How do I find the source of inflamation?
Skin tests: Skin tests can reveal what you are allergic to. If your ige is elevated you have a higher chance of developing allergies. If the ige is extremely elevated then other issues may be going on so the answer really depends on how high the ige level is. ...Read more
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
High IgE: It's pretty common for ige to be the only abnormal finding in a blood test. High ige usually means a person has regular allergies, and these do not cause other abnormalities in the blood. ...Read more
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
My wife total IGE is high (337IU/mL).Does this affect our pregnancy chances? We've been trying for 5years & not sure if IGE is lowering our chances?
Unlikely: This level is not uncommon among allergic sufferers whose chance of having babies is not lower than those without allergies. Need to look for other causes including anxiety as the cause for the problem with conceiving. (assume both sperm and eggs are in good supply and shape). ...Read more
Have high ige (no symptoms) but have hashimotos whih is an autoimmune dise. What help can I seek from an immonologist to address the autoimmune condit?
IgE: Not everyone with elevated ige has obvious allergic symptoms but they may appear later. Hashimotos is a seperate type of autoimmunity not related to the ige or allergies. It has a genetic basis and can be involved with other autoimmune disorders. Njust keep in touch with your primary doc. An immunologist will not help any better. ...Read more
Hi, I am from bangladesh. My baby is 4 months old and has allergy allover her body. We tested her IgE and it is too high, i.E.- 585! what should we do?
Rule out parasites: Start with pediatrician. An allergist may be very helpful too. Your baby should be evaluated for food & dust mite allergy & for intestinal parasites. This involves stool & blood tests. If you are breastfeeding don't stop but consider eliminating dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, sesame & tree nuts from your diet. Bathe your baby with warm water, cover with vaseline & swaddle in cotton blankets. ...Read more