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Pure Red Cell Aplasia
Nickel alleregy: There have been numerous recent reports about the new the recent i-phone cases containing nickel and people who are allergic to nickel having various rashes because of it. If this is the type of cell phone you have, they suggested putting it in some type of plastic carrying case to reduce exposure to the nickel and see if that helps. New technology, new problems! ...Read more
Have severe dry eyes. Eyelids glue to eyeballs & in am rips cells from cornea, cause pain/redness daily. Lubricants don't help. Any other suggestions?
Recurrent erosion: Sounds like recurrent erosion syndrome with your sticking and tearing symptoms. Agree with muro ointment. Alternatively, your eyes may be opening at night and drying out. Try sleeping without a ceiling fan on and with a humidifier. Ointment will certainly help. Goggles such as tranquileyes by eyeeco can also help if this is the case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing specific: Eat well 1-2 d prior (red meat and/or dark leafy greens good choices), hydrate well shortly before donation appointment. Continue to hydrate and eat well for 1-2 d after. Return cycle feels a little cool, other than that and using pheresis machine, not too much different feeling than 'regular' donation. Thanks!! ...Read more
How many blood cells: An rbc count is a blood test that tells how many red blood cells (rbcs) you have. Rbcs contain hemoglobin, which carries oxygen. How much oxygen your body tissues get depends on how many rbcs you have and how well they work. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ignore it: One technician may note it and the next one not. Unless it is spectacular, it's best ignored. It is never the key to a diagnosis. ...Read more
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