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Treating Eosinophilia with steroids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been having an high eosinophilia problem since a few years now. It keeps on increasing and reducing, and I also get breathless at times. My current count is 24% but it has reduced to 15% after I took hetrazen for about 21 days.
I went to a hematologist and he recommended a low dose of steroids 20mg/day.
What should i do and what could be the problem?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   to reduce the high Eosinohil count, steroids are good
User :   I get this problem every year, are steroids bad for me
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   33
Doctor :   in that age there are no major issues for a short term use of steroids
User :   okay he has recommended it for 5 days, are they any side effects i should be worried about
Doctor :   no nothing
Doctor :   u can take them safely as he must have given a very small dosage
User :   also why does this eosinophil count keeps going high every year
Doctor :   coz, of allergy,
Doctor :   u may be allergic to pollen or dust, due to which , Ur Sensitive body, produces more Ephils
User :   okay any long term cure for this problem
Doctor :   have u done any allergy tests on the skin?
User :   no none as yet
Doctor :   a skin allergy test will detemine the coz of yoiur allergy
User :   also i do get breathless, is it because of the allergy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this could be due to allery it self
Doctor :   u can take some antihistamines to prevent the symptoms , prophylactically
User :   prophylactically...meaning..
Doctor :   to prevent the symptoms
User :   okay fine that is all doctor, thank u for ur time
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help u with ?
User :   no that is all thank you and bye
Doctor :   please leave ur feedbcak as u log out
User :   okay
Doctor :   thanks & bye for now
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