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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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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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Stay hydrated
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What are the causes of white blood cell count low?

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

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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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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Stay current with all recommended vaccinations
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Keep scheduled appointment for blood and urine testing
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Stay well hydrated - drinking water can reduce pain crisis frequency
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Exercise daily and eat a healthy diet
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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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Due to fatigue for 6+ weeks, had a CBC which found white blood cell count low and iron low. Also found my absolute lymphocytes at 630 & normal is 850?

Due to fatigue for 6+ weeks, had a CBC which found white blood cell count low and iron low.  Also found my absolute lymphocytes at 630 & normal is 850?

Send us exact info: We need your CBC(Complete blood count) report. Then we can help you interpret it better. Is there any reason to suspect that you could have infection with the HIV? That is one cause of low lymphocyte counts especially if they persist on repeat check up, once more. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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High white blood cell count low blood pressure fever and sore lymph nodes - what could be wrong?

High white blood cell count low blood pressure fever and sore lymph nodes - what could be wrong?

Need to se MD asap: With your symptoms of fever, sore lymph nodes and low blood pressure.You need to consult your doctor asap.It may be an infectious process, or some serious condition involving the lymph nodes.You should follow up with your doctor and may need a consult with id specialist or a hematologist. ...Read more

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