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I was told I have a total IgE level of 1, 795. Is this significant? Is it higher than normal? What health risks are associated with it?
IgE: The ige level you mention is total allergic antibody level circulating in your body. It is quite high. Depending on normal values of each lab, a normal one is usually less than 200. High ige associate with several allergic conditions. The most common ones are allergic rhinoconjunctivitis or hay fever, asthma, eczema.... Certain infections can drive a high level of ige like that too. ...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
Yes: The total IgE level tends to be elevated in allergic rhinitis and asthma but there is really little correlation between the level and the disease entity or severity unless the total IgE is zero. What matters most in allergic diseases is the IgE bound to the mast cells and basophils and not those free-floating one in the blood. ...Read more
Diagnosed with asthma+allergic rhinitis 2years.Methacholine challenge test today:Negative.ImmunoCAP(A-IgE):Total 1114, 93.4 IgE(kU/l), good control?
Likely for asthma: If the methacholine challenge was negative,that means your asthma is under good control which is measured mostly by your quality of life, the number of asthma attacks, and your lung function. The IgE level is not included in measuring control. However it has nothing to do with your allergic rhinitis. ...Read more
2 yrs rhinitis symptoms. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, scans, reflux, the lot! One possibility: v.high IgE Total on allergy blood test. Ideas?
Treatment: There are several potential causes for rhinitis. In this case, high IgE is suggestive of allergy to environmental triggers (but in no way clearly diagnostic). More information is needed in order to suggest a specific strategy (eg allergy shots or immunotherapy), but no matter the cause; rest assured that we have options. ...Read more
I got an allergy panel. IGE 56 total 11.9
Silver Birch, White Oak 5.94, 1.38 Cottonwood, White Ash 0.97. 0.75 Walnut, rest are <0.4. Whats next?
Discuss with your MD: or your allergist, next step depends on your symptoms and final diagnosis ...Read more
Yes: Treatment of atopic disease, such as atopic dermatitis or asthma, can result in lowered IgE. The B-cells that make IgE depend on certain signals in the body to live and produce antibody. Time, changes in environmental/food/drug exposure, medicating specific diseases can all result in decreases in both total and specific IgE levels ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer