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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

Dr. Jason Bellak
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Egg White Allergy (Definition)

A egg white allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to egg white protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count high?

Why is my white blood cell count high?

How high?: Which wbcs are high - neuts? Lymphs? How long? Clinical context? Meds? ...Read more

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How do I reduce white blood cell count?

Why do you want to : Do that? What is your cell count? Do you have an infection? Do discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I reduce white blood cell count?

How can I reduce white blood cell count?

Depends: Why is your white blood cell count high? Two common causes are infection and leukemia. These require specific treatments and are not a do it yourself matter. ...Read more

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How high is high white blood cell count!?

How high is high white blood cell count!?

HIGH WBC >10.5k: A normal white blood count (WBC) is in the range: 4k--10.5k (4000-10, 500) in most labs around the country. So any WBC >10.5k is elevated. I see elevated wbc's all the time, so i recommend following it closely (perhaps rechecking in 1 month with 'a differential') . If you have symptoms of a blood disorder you may need further testing, now. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count, implications?

Low white blood cell count, implications?

Many: Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to infections. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-white-blood-cell-count/my00162. ...Read more

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Whats an alarming white blood cell count?

Whats an alarming white blood cell count?

Depends entirely on: The context. A very low WBC count in the presence of fever can be immediately life threatening. On the high side over 100, 000 can be very concerning in acute leukemia, and very routine and expected in chronic leukemia. ...Read more

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What causes a low white blood cell count?

What causes a low white blood cell count?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

Is a low white blood cell count dangerous?

Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts. ...Read more

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Is a white blood cell count of 36000 high?

Yes: The normal upper limit is about 11, 000. See this site for more information on complete blood cell count. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What causes a high white blood cell count?

Stresses: Can be from infection, steroids, some other drugs, or more rarely blood cancer. Need more information and situation/history to narrow. ...Read more

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What?Causes a high white blood cell count?

High WBC: You could have inflammation rather than infection. A sed rate and CRP are helpful tests to rule this out. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes a low white blood cell count?

What causes a low  white 
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Long list: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050615 ...Read more

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White blood cell count is 15. Is this okay?

White blood cell count is 15. Is this okay?

No: That is above the normal range. See your doctor to evaluate it. Possibly related to underlying infection. Some medications like steroids can raise your white count. Other issues related to the bone marrow can affect it. ...Read more

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What's the cause low white blood cell count?

What's the cause low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What are low white blood cell count reasons?

What are low white blood cell count reasons?

There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacterial infections can lead to depletion of wbcs. Viruses can also destroy wbcs temporarily. Certain medicines and drugs can cause low white blood counts and auto-immune diseases (where the body's immune system attacks itself) are another cause. ...Read more

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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics. ...Read more

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What are white blood cell count low symptoms?

What are white blood cell count low symptoms?

Low white count : Symptoms are usually from underlying disease which lower white count like infections, lupus, arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, b12, folic acid, copper deficiency, mds. Neutropenia also increases risk for various infections. ...Read more

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What do bands on white blood cell count mean?

Immature cells: Bands are the immature white blood cells, their presence can mean many things, but we typically find them elevated in acute infection, in the sense that in an acute infection your bone marrow is pumping out so many white blood cells to fight infection that it start pumping out immature ones "bands". ...Read more

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What does a white blood cell count of 18 mean?

Abnormal Blood Test: It is very high and needs to be evaluated and a cause of such a high level determined. ...Read more

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What does a white blood cell count mean if 16?

What does a white blood cell count mean if 16?

White count: 16 or 16, 000 white count is elevated and can happen from infection, inflammation or other causes. ...Read more

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What is normal range of white blood cell count?

4,000 - 10,000: This is somewhat dependent on ethnicity. The normal range for caucasions is 4, 000 - 10, 000/ cubic millimeter. People of color (blacks and asians) tend to have a lower wbc, and their normal may go down to 3, 000. The most prevelent WBC is a neutrophil, and there should be at least 1500 neutrophils for all ethnicities. ...Read more

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My white blood cell count is 11.9, is that bad?

My white blood cell count is 11.9, is that bad?

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, your count is on the high end or normal. It is not bad in itself. 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What's the cause for low white blood cell count?

What's the cause for low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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What does a low white blood cell count indicate?

Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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White blood cell count low causes what problems?

White blood cell count low causes what problems?

Low white cell count: White blood cells are the body's warriors against infection. When their number runs low, you become more susceptible to infections that could easily become more severe than usual. ...Read more

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What does borderline white blood cell count mean?

Close to normal: The normal white blood cell count varies mildly with each laboratory but roughly is between 5.0-10.0 the term " borderline" is used for any slight variation of that range ( up or down). Your provider will determine the significance of it and if it's necessary further follow up. ...Read more

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Why do kids develop a low white blood cell count?

Why do kids develop a low white blood cell count?

Several ways: White blood cells are created by the bone marrow, so anything that suppresses bone marrow affects white blood cells. Some viral illnesses such as mono can do it, as well as an overwhelming bacterial infection. Some children naturally have low white cell counts. Others have genetic cycles where the white count gets very low. Occasionally a bone marrow disease such as leukemia is responsible. ...Read more

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What to do to increase my white blood cell count?

Why do you want to: Do that? If your white cell count low? If it is low, you need to treat the cause. If it is normal, there is no healthy way to increase it and if you take medication to increase it will only do harm. ...Read more

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How can you increase your white blood cell count?

How can you increase your white blood cell count?

Is it low?: There is no benefit to increasing a normal WBC count and there may be harm. If your white blood cell count is low, then first it needs to be determined, why is it low and treatment would be dictated by the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count?

What are the causes of low white blood cell count?

Multiple causes: Low production due to bone marrow failure, side effects of some drugs, excessive destruction in auto-immune disorders, enlarged spleen from any cause etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Heavy Metals Panel Blood (Definition)

Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the ...Read more


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more