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Will taking antihistamines for allergies lower my eosinophil blood count.

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Anti-histamines will not reduce your eosinophil count.
However, their number may be higher with ongoing exposure to allergens and with atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema). If you have no allergies, an increased number of eosinphils has many causes besides hodgkin's disease. As it seems you have allergy symptoms, see a board-certified allergist for appropriate evaluation.

In brief: No

Anti-histamines will not reduce your eosinophil count.
However, their number may be higher with ongoing exposure to allergens and with atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema). If you have no allergies, an increased number of eosinphils has many causes besides hodgkin's disease. As it seems you have allergy symptoms, see a board-certified allergist for appropriate evaluation.
Dr. Joram Seggev
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

A really elevated eosinophil count, say over an absolute count of 500, is usually not the result of allergies.
If it's way-high and you have symptoms / signs or illness, a good physical exam is in order. We wouldn't want to miss hodgkin's disease at your age. If your eos are with the lab's reference range and you feel well enough, don't give this another thought.

In brief: No

A really elevated eosinophil count, say over an absolute count of 500, is usually not the result of allergies.
If it's way-high and you have symptoms / signs or illness, a good physical exam is in order. We wouldn't want to miss hodgkin's disease at your age. If your eos are with the lab's reference range and you feel well enough, don't give this another thought.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Antihistamine only blocks the chemical effect form the allergic reaction.
Cortisone however does reduce the eosinophil count.

In brief: No

Antihistamine only blocks the chemical effect form the allergic reaction.
Cortisone however does reduce the eosinophil count.
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