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Eosinophil Count (Definition)

There are several different types of white blood cells. Eosinophils are the type that are often associated with allergies or allergic responses. The count is simply the percentage (or number per 100) of eosinophils seen ...Read more


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What test measures eosinophil count?

What test measures eosinophil count?

CBC with diff.: The CBC with differential measures all five types of white blood cells, including the eosinophil. To be more accurate, have your doctor request a CBC with a manual differential. ...Read more

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My eosinophil count is 36.What are reasons & remedies?

My eosinophil count is 36.What are reasons & remedies?

36 what?: 36%
what is aec = absolute eosinohil count?
36% of a small WBC is not highly relevant

eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites.
Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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What is the normal Eosinophil count in a 14 year old female?

What is the normal Eosinophil count in a 14 year old female?

Eosinophilic count: Eosinophilic count is between 0-0.6%. Causes of high esinophilic count includes asthma, allergies, parasitic infection, cancers, and certain collagen vascular diseases, like lupus, rheumatoid, etc. ...Read more

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Is 9.5% eosinophil count high?

Is 9.5% eosinophil count high?

Hard to say: More important that the percentage of eosinophils is the actual number of them in the blood. If your total white blood cell count is low, that % may be normal. If the total WBC is high, that % may equal a high absolute number of eos. In general, a slightly elevated % or absolute eosinophil count is most likely to be due to allergic disease. See your doctor or an allergist for more info. ...Read more

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What does a low eosinophil count mean?

Typically: Nothing. It is a normal finding. Cells are sensitive to corticosteroids, so could also mean recent prednisone treatment. ...Read more

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What is left shift and eosinophil count?

Allergy vs. Other...: Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites.
Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: eosinophil count?

White bloodcell type: There are several different types of white blood cells. Eosinophils are the type that are often associated with allergies or allergic responses. The count is simply the percentage (or number per 100) of eosinophils seen on a blood count. ...Read more

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Can having a dog in the house cause increased eosinophil count?

Can having a dog in the house cause increased eosinophil count?

Yes: Eosinophil counts increase with certain types of allergies, so if one were allergic to dogs, this might be possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a high absolute eosinophil count?

Allergy vs. Other...: Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites.
Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between absolute eosinophil count (aec) and normal eosinophil count?

Two sides same coin: A 'normal' eosinophil count will be the reference range a lab uses to compare your levels against. An absolute count is the calculated number of individual cells in your blood, this is usually calculated using the percentage of cells found during automated and/or manual cell differential counts on your blood. Your % and absolute counts may vary, but will compare to the 'normal' or reference range. ...Read more

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How fast for antibiotics to lower eosinophil count?

How fast for antibiotics to lower eosinophil count?

Abx don't Tx: Antibiotics don't usually treat high eosinophils.

Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites. Anti-parasite drugs, if effective may lower eos count.
Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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Can a person with normal eosinophil count have asthma?

Can a person with normal eosinophil count have asthma?

Yes: The lung mechanics of asthma have little relationship to the eosinophil count. High, low or normal asthma is a separate issue altogether. Some triggers to asthma events may raise the count, while other would not. ...Read more

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My abolute eosinophil count is 1980 cc/cumm. What is the reason for this and how to decrease the count. How many days to take to decrease count and how?

Not definite prob.: Eosinophils usually target parasitic infections and allergic stimuli. So if elevated, may be due to one of these issues. If no prior lab #s, may also just be normal for you. Should ask your dr if concern about infection or allergic response present. Should also repeat test in 5-10 days to see if on way up/down/stable #s, as might change. ...Read more

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My abolute eosinophil count is 1563 cc/cumm. What is the reason for this and how to decrease the count. How many days to take to decrease count and how?

My abolute eosinophil count is 1563 cc/cumm. What is the reason for this and how to decrease the count. How many days to take to decrease count and how?

Eosinophils: That level is not too high. Elevated eosinophils could come from allergies or parasites. The true cause and any treatment should be discussed with your doctor. The other white blood cells may give more information. ...Read more

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High eosinophil count leading to infection?

High eosinophil count leading to infection?

Parasitemia?: High eosinophils do not "lead to" infection.
Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites.
Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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I have a low monocyte count and a high eosinophil count. What could be the reason?

I have a low monocyte count and a high eosinophil count. What could be the reason?

Allergy most likely: Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergic conditions, or (more common outside of the us) due to parasites.
Eosinophils associated with cancer or bone marrow issues is less common, but possible. ...Read more

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How? Can one fix decreased abs eosinophil count in blood?

How? Can one fix decreased abs eosinophil count in blood?

What do you mean....: By low. Eosinophils are not terribly abundant to begin with, and most problems that arise related to eosinophils occur because of having too many, not too few. Their normal function in the immune system is to fight parasitic infection. Elevated eos are characteristic of atopic (allergic) conditions and a few other pathological states such as loefflers syndrome and adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Don't remember how high the eosinophil count exactly but do I have a blood count problem?

Don't remember how high the eosinophil count exactly but do I have a blood count problem?

Clarify question: If your eosinophil count is normal, then no.
If your eosinophil count is abnormal, then maybe.
Eosinophils are often elevated in allergic conditions.
You need to clarify question. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my CBP shows Absolute eosinophil count as 800 where the range is between 20 - 500 cells/cumm. Please help me with condition?

Impossible to tell: In your area, parasite infection is a likely cause but so would an allergic condition. Sometimes this may cause no problem at all. Need more details. ...Read more

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If I took a zyretc the night before having a white blood cell differential, could that affect the eosinophil count?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine and should have no calcuable effect on a CBC differential, including eosinophils. Eosinophils may be increased in a variety of conditions, including allergies/asthma (for which you may be taking zyrtec). ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophil count is 739 and my MCH is 26.2. Would my other blood counts also be affected if it was cancer? Thanks.

My absolute eosinophil count is 739 and my MCH is 26.2. Would my other blood counts also be affected if it was cancer? Thanks.

See below: 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, neither of the results/tests, your mention, is an indication or test for cancer. There are other values reported in a CBC and it would be prudent to review all the results with your doctor.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can progesterone increase/influence WBC and eosinophil count?

Can progesterone increase/influence WBC and eosinophil count?

Generally it doesn't: Besides, why would you have had your Progesterone level checked in the first place. It varies during the cycle. ...Read more

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A recent blood test showed my Eosinophil count was 0.0 10*9/L. Is this dangerously low - rest of FBC normal. Can this be caused by Flecainide/Warfarin?

This is normal: Eosinophils and Basophils are normally present on low numbers and count of zero for either of these cell types is not an abnormal result. ...Read more

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I have high eosinophil count. I sneeze whenever I wake up from sleep be it in morning or at night. How can I get this treated?

Sneezing: Nasal steroid and/or antihstamine sprays may help you. Oral antihistamine can also be added if still symptomatic. See your primary care doctor first! ...Read more

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How do I cure my allergy, suffering from allergic rhinitis for the last 10 yrs, with high eosinophil count constantly. I get bouts 2-3 times a week?

Long term affliction: The 3 primary approaches to allergy are: avoid -find out what & avoid, supress:use allergy med to reduce sx & retrain: use allergy shots to retrain your system not to react to offending agents. Allergy testing can give you an idea about your triggers & an allergist can advise you on allergy shots. Many otc allergy meds are available. If you smoke or have other irritant exposures they must also be. ...Read more

Eosinophil (Definition)

Eosinophils are acid loving granulocytes that take upmthe dye eosin during staining procedures. Part ...Read more