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Doctor insights on: Persistent Cough For 1 Month And 6 Year Old And 3000 Ow White Blood Cell Count

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Is white blood cell count 13500 high for a 6 year old ?

Is white blood cell count 13500 high for a 6 year old ?

No: That total count is within normal range, but total number is not the only thing to consider when looking at a WBC count. You need to look at different types of cells present and the clinical picture. It would be on the high normal side if the child is fighting a viral infection, but totally normal for something like an ear infection. So put all pieces of puzzle together before final determination. ...Read more

Dr. Aida Soriano
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Persistent Cough (Definition)

Persistent cough is a symptom in which a person's cough doesn't seem to go away for very long. Persistent cough can mean that coughing occurs every few minutes to every few hours. Causes of persistent coughs include allergies, infections, smoking, cancers, ...Read more


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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

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Son in law was in afganistan for a year one place had bad air quillty now has high white blood cell count high c02 and bowel trouble what is this?

Son in law was in afganistan for a year  one place had bad air quillty now has high white blood cell count high c02 and bowel trouble  what  is this?

Hard to say: The site can offer many things but does not substitute for a thorough evaluation by a physician. Please pursue any such issues with a local doc and ask them your questions.The information you list include things that are too broad in their possible origins to link under one issue. ...Read more

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What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female. Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.

What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female.  Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.

Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggerated following rt. When the WBC gets too low drugs like gcs must be used to bring the count up over 4000, the normal being around 7000 -8000. ...Read more

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Is 14000 a high white blood cell count for. 12 year old female. She is weak and I am concerned but the er is sending her home.

Is 14000 a high white blood cell count for. 12 year old female.  She is weak and I am concerned but the er is sending her home.

Not specifically: The single level of 14K on a white count is not enough information to know if the issue is minor or not.It is not particularly high, and could reflect a stress reaction to any stress that took you to the ER. Proper evaluation and treatment requires a history and exam. With that in hand, they are more likely to make a proper assessment. Discuss this with the doc/staff. ...Read more

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My 4 year old nephew is currently in hospital, with seriously elevated red and white blood cell count, is this always indicative of something serious?

My 4 year old nephew is currently in hospital, with seriously elevated red and white blood cell count, is this always indicative of something serious?

Hard to say: We don't treat lab values. Isolated lab values without any history or exam findings is not enough to make any realistic comment. You are welcome to start over and provide basic history to put this into context.This is not a chat room so each submission should contain background and a question' ...Read more

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What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

Many things: You are not providing adequate information with which to even make an intelligent guess. Bacterial infections are possible, but basically this child should be seen by a doctor and discuss the possibilities with the person seeing the baby. ...Read more

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Had a routine blood test. 28 year old female. White blood cell count is 9.8. Good range said 3.3 to 9.4. Atypical Lymphs is 5. Any cause for concern?

Had a routine blood test. 28 year old female. White blood cell count is 9.8. Good range said 3.3 to 9.4. Atypical Lymphs is 5. Any cause for concern?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, A few atypical lymphocytes are not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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 or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a very low white blood cell count . I would like to now how this can effect her? She has to get retested in 6 weeks

My 5 year old has a very low white blood cell count .  I would like to now how this can effect her? She has to get retested in 6 weeks

Infection: Your white blood cells help fight infection. If those cells are too low they may increase her risk for infection. Some ethnic groups have a naturally low WBC and there is no need for treatment. For some the WBC can decrease on a cycle through the month. If your child is healthy the second blood count will help to determine the reason. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

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