Higher Eosinophil Count

The body produces a large number of eosinophils to fight against the invasion of microorganisms or due to an allergic response. During an allergic reaction to medications, food, environmental factors, or cosmetic products, the eosinophils count will be higher.

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Does an increased WBC count in my child after an infection suggest cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My son turned one two months ago. He was last sick two months ago for about a week. He had some standard vaccinations and a routine CBC to check for lead level and anemia. The CBC came back with high WBC and high platelets. His pediatrician was not concerned and said it could be from a re...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see that you are aware of your child's health. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me give you my opinion. Do not directly conclude it as a malignancy, especially leukemia. In the peripheral smear, no blast cells...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solutions for high eosinophil count as I am trying for pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. When I took a blood test for my allergic cough, I came to know that my absolute eosinophil count is 1500 cells per microliter of blood, so is there any problem getting pregnant. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. High eosinophil count itself will not cause any issue in pregnancy. But medications to treat it might affect your baby. Also most commonly the cause of high eosinophil count is an infection which may get transmitted to your baby as well. so befor...  Read Full »

I am experiencing dry cough for last 2 months. I did blood test to see something wrong. Here are the results

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I am experiencing dry cough for last 2 months. I visited local doctors two weeks back and they have suggested Deriphyllin R twice a day, Azithral A once a day and Allrite once a day for 5 days. But the cough returned after the course completed. I had slight press...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood levels show slightly higher eosinophil count. It indicates that you have a tendency to develop allergies. I have some questions for you please answer it for my better help. Do you live in or travel through dusty areas regularly? Do you have pets at home? Do yo...  Read Full »

What level of eosinophil is dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Please see the attached reports. My eosinophils are 22.1 %, but a year back, it was 11.2 %. I have back pain, and my vitamin D is also very less. The vitamin D level is 12. I had a 3 mm kidney stone a year back, but it got removed without surgery. Because of the back pain, I got an MRI d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. It does seem that you have high eosinophils, high WBC (white blood cells), and low vitamin D levels. Your high eosinophils are due to allergy, whic...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have fluctuations in eosinophil with seasonal changes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old female. My eosinophil count increase during when the season changes. From the past month, I am having a persistent cough, which is not allowing me to talk. Phlegm is also present. I have taken two bottles of cough syrup Zeet, Sensiclav 625, Montek LC, Rinifol, twice a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Not to worry, it is something called as hypereosinophilia, which is caused because of infective sources in the body. It can also occur because you are allergic to dust and pollens. I would suggest taking syrup Tossex (combination of Chlorpheniramine and Codeine) two ...  Read Full »

Kindly check my parent's health check-up results and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Please check the attached annual health check-up results of my parents and advise if any medications are required. They already take cholesterol and blood pressure medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are normal, except reactive eosinophilia is present in your dad's report. Eosinophils are elevated in allergic conditions, certain skin disease, parasitic infection, etc. Is there any history of congest...  Read Full »

Can high RBC count cause blood in urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an annual health checkup recently. My RBC count was high, will this cause blood in urine? And my eosinophils, ESR, and calcium levels are high. What needs to be done? I currently take BP and cholesterol medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Akash Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I want to really appreciate that you go for regular health checkups. Most of your health parameters are within normal range except a few. Regarding calcium, your calcium levels are marginally over the limit, and should not be considered high. The calcium...  Read Full »

My wife's blood reports show high thyroid and eosinophils. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my wife had a blood test. We found in the report that her thyroid and eosinophils increased. Recently she was sick because of throat infection. She always has throat infection and fever and due to that she gets sick every time. Even after she was out from fever, sometimes she...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her eosinophil count is high, also Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is high. Her cholesterol levels are fine (though they are highlighted in the report). TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormon...  Read Full »

Why is my eosinophils elevated after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a blood test done three months ago, and it was normal. But a week back, I had another one because of a stomach ulcer, and the doctor wanted to rule out gallstones, pancreatitis, etc. My WBC was 10.9, and my eosinophils were high. The only thing I did was getting the COVID-19 vac...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Commonly, eosinophils are raised in allergic reactions and worm infestation, and rarely it is a part of some malignant process (but it is extremely rare). Yes, it can be seen elevated post-vaccine if there is some anaphylactic reaction. Flu can also raise eosinophils...  Read Full »

Does cow's milk allergy cause blood in stools and high eosinophils?

Query: Hi doctor,My 5-month-old baby girl is having blood in her stools for the past 75 days. We have consulted three different gastropediatricians and they told me that she is having a cow milk allergy. My baby is getting breastfeeding exclusively. She does not have any other symptoms. She is very calm, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A high number of eosinophils can occur due to cow's milk protein allergy. You need to start giving soy-based formula to your child. The child needs to take only soy formula. This has to be followed for atleast two weeks and observe the baby for having any changes in...  Read Full »

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