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White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...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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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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How much can your white blood cell count fluctuate?

Quite a bit: And fluctuations within the normal range are a non issue. ...Read more

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What can you do to raise your white blood cell count?

Depends: What is your white blood cell count? Why do want to raise it? Which of the WBC type do you wish to raise? Do not take any medications that are not prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause your white blood cell count to be low?

What would cause your white blood cell count to be low?

Multiple reasons: A low white blood vell count can be present due to medications or drugs, chronic infections (e.g.Viral infections), autoimmune conditions, blood cancers, nutritional deficiencies, congenital problems or bone marrow failure states among other reasons. A thorough evaluation by a hemtologist is required. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your white blood cell count to be low?

What are the causes of your white blood cell count to be low?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia, viral infection, or autoimmune disease. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have and to see if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your white blood cell count is up?

Several issues: The most common by far would be acute infection, and can be seen as part of a stress response to acute illness, with certain medications esp steroids, and infrequently with acute nod chronic leukemias. ...Read more