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Found elevated monocytes and eosinophils level. What's going on?

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absolute Monocytes 1044 H absolute eosinophils 531 H What is going on ?
Posted Sat, 30 Mar 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 54 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

1. Monocytes are the white blood cell associated with the immune system of the body.
Normal range: 200-950 cells/µL

2. Eosinophils are the white blood cell associated with allergic response.
Normal range: Less than 350 cells/µL

So, your blood test reveals increase in count of both Monocytes & Eosinophils.
It can be attributed to either allergic diseases (like asthma, seasonal allergies, etc.) or infections from parasites.

Based on your medical history, asthma or seasonal allergy seems to be a causative factor for these blood test results.

Management includes:
1. Antihistamine preparations- for symptomatic relief during acute attacks.
2. Montelukast preparations- used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies.
3. Maintain adequate hydration & take a healthy balance diet.
4. Avoid stress- practice meditation & regular exercise.
5. Also make sure that you are well protected from cold, dust & other allergens.

Do consult a Pulmonologist to get examined and confirm the fact. Also to formulate the further management.

Wishing you a good health.

Hope this answers your query. Let me know if I need to clarify further.

Take care.
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