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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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