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Causes for high Eosinophils - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I often have high esnophil count of 10-12% every year, what could be the cause. I also feel breathlessness sometimes
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   oK
Doctor :   yOUR AGE?
User :   33
Doctor :   Are you more prone to cold
Doctor :   I meant frequent infections
User :   yes normally
Doctor :   And any history of asthma/ sinisitis
User :   my sister had asthma
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   History of smoking?
User :   used to smoke
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you
User :   k
Doctor :   Eosiniphils are cells which appear in excess in response to an infection
Doctor :   As your historey of frquent infection you are having rised values
Doctor :   Other wise when there is an sinusitis there are more chances for the same
Doctor :   I would suggest you to go for an XRAY PNS veiw to confirm the same
Doctor :   Breathlessness could be either to excess phlem or an astahnatic attack
Doctor :   Which needs examination for the same
Doctor :   We do confirm with a stethscope we fing a typical wheeze present if there is asthma prevailing
User :   I took an xray before it showed infiltrates, but everything was normal, I also had a CAT scan on recommendation of a chest specialist, but he could not find anything
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have these symptoms triggered by some factors
Doctor :   Like dust/ excess work/ alcohol/ fish consumption
User :   I have been quite allergic to dust or pollution since a child
Doctor :   Ok then probably you are suffering from from allergic bronchitis
Doctor :   The reaction where in the bronchiles swell up response to dust and stress
Doctor :   That might be the possible cause for breathlessness
Doctor :   Are you prescribed any medicines like salbutomol
Doctor :   Or any nasal sprays?
User :   no none as yet, i am taking hetrazen to try an control my esnophils, but it usually does not work
Doctor :   You should rather start on antibiotics to control them
User :   any recommendation, or what should i do now
Doctor :   Where you prescribed HETREZEN?
User :   Yes, that was always the case to control my esnophils, but usually it does not work, I also take a deworming tablet, bu that too has no effect
Doctor :   I guess its DEC diethyl carbamazine citrate
User :   yes
Doctor :   You should nt take that
Doctor :   Its to control helminthic infestation
Doctor :   Deworming
Doctor :   So start with a basic antibiotoics like amoxycillin
Doctor :   And also avoid self medications
User :   okay how ling should be the anitbotic course be
Doctor :   Take a five day course of 625 mg thrice daily
Doctor :   But require prescription for the same
User :   okay any side effects
Doctor :   No not for such short course
User :   Okay i have also noticed that when my esnophil count goes down my breathlessness also stops
Doctor :   Other wise might have mild headaches /metallic taste in mouth/ nausea / vomitting these are rare and few will face these
Doctor :   That means the infection or allergic trigger isd subsided
Doctor :   The best way will be
Doctor :   Start avoiding dust enviornment start using masks if so
Doctor :   And avoid smoking/ second hand smoke( passive)
Doctor :   And during cold weather alwasys use protective clothiing
Doctor :   Avoid allergy triggers you will do better
User :   Okay thats all doctor, i will consult a dr for a anitbotic treatment, is the name of the medicine amoxycillin
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Thats the basic line of drug
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   thank you, good day
Doctor :   Same to you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   Good night take care
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