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Why does your IgE level increase when you have asthma?

Why does your IgE level increase when you have asthma?

High IgE more asthma: Ige is a type of antibody with a pivotal role in allergic conditions like asthma. Each ige antibody is specific for a thing - dust mite, cat, pollen or peanut. On mast cells throughout the body ige receptors bind ige. If an allergen like cat dander enters your body combining with ige that recognizes it on lung mast cells the result is asthma. Increased asthma risk associated with high ige levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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I got a steriod shot for my asthma fri.I have an appt. Mon. To test my IgE level and other lab test for my ashma.Will the shot interfer with the resul?

I got a steriod shot for my asthma fri.I have an appt. Mon. To test my IgE level and other lab test for my ashma.Will the shot interfer with the resul?

Possibly: Steroids paradoxically increase the synthesis, and thus levels of ige. Thus, your levels might be changed by this shot. If possible, you might want to reschedule the testing. ...Read more

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My IgE level is 4000 iu/ml, normal is <150 , I have nasal allergy and severe asthma, what is the treatment ?

The asthma: It is not unheard of that many people can have a very high ige level with asthma or hay fever. As mentioned previously by another doctor , severe asthma along with high ige may signify the existence of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (or mycosis). I urge you to consult a board-certified allergist asap. ...Read more

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I am 22 and I am a patient of asthma and sinusitis my IgE level is 980.7 and I have frequent problem of sore throat what should I do?

I am 22 and I am a patient of asthma and sinusitis my IgE level is 980.7  and I have frequent problem of sore throat what should I do?

Bad allergies: Consult with an asthma specialist. Also see a chinese medicine practitioner- they help balance the body. You would also beneoift form stopping all dairy and gluten in your diet, sodas. Drink more water, take vitamin d , consider fish oil (cod liver oil) as all these help with asthma. Your sore throat is form reiurrent post nasal drip and dry throat. ...Read more

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Can allergies developed at the age of 17 outgrown. Ige level 302 while normal is till100. Absolute eosinophil count 410. Breathlessness is it asthma?

Can allergies developed at the age of 17 outgrown. Ige level 302 while normal is till100. Absolute eosinophil count 410. Breathlessness is it asthma?

Yes: Allergies can develop at any age. While your numbers are elevated, they are not so bad that you need panic or run to er. Call your primary care doctor or an allergist so you can discuss your specific symptoms, have a good check-up that focusses on areas involved (for instance your lungs) and then any tests, (breathing, blood, etc) that can enlighten both you and doc as to cause of symptoms and tx. ...Read more

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My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

Symptoms?: By themselves, these test results are not at all concerning. The total IgE level is slightly elevated, but well within "normal" range as this fluctuates for persons with and without clinically significant allergy. Lymph nodes also fluctuate in size depending on immune system activity and other factors. If he has specific symptoms, that could help us point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.. ?

I m 25y student. Can you tell me steroids are safe for life time.... I take deflazcort 30mg daily in the morning due tuo high IgE level.. ?

Depends on need: Long term steroid treatment has adverse implications. You and your doctor need to determine the need for taking steroids and balance the need for treatment vs the side effects of steroids, . ...Read more

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My IgE level is 867.Can i donate blood?Willl this blood harm the recepient?

My IgE level is 867.Can i donate blood?Willl this blood  harm the recepient?

Why not?: I am not aware of any prohibition about blood donation with a high ige level. Is your eosinophil count above 1500? If so, you need to get it checked out as well before you donate any blood. If not, go ahead. ...Read more

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I went to an allergist and he told me that my IgE level was 1280. He said that was high. But how high is that? Or is it high for normal?

I went to an allergist and he told me that my IgE level was 1280. He said that was high. But how high is that? Or is it high for normal?

IgE level: A normal ige is usually pretty low. The exact normal given by each lab varies but the upper limit of the normal range is usually not much over 100. A level of 1280 is certainly high, but much higher levels than that are sometimes seen, as well. Very high levels can occur with significant allergies, eczema, parasitic infestations and a few rare diseases. It's good you have an allergist! ...Read more

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