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Suffering from cold. Done with Complete blood count test. Suggest the medication to control eosinophilis count?

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Hello Doctor,

I've really struggling with the cold for past 10 days or so. Today I did blood test (CBP) and report suggests my eosinophilis count is 11 which is significantly more than normal range.
Are there any medicines to control this ? Please advise.
Posted Thu, 22 Aug 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 2 hours later

Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Eosinophilia can be caused by the following:
- parasitic infection
- fungal infection
- allergy
- asthma, etc

Since you were having a cold for 10 days and then took the tests, it is possible that the eosinophil may have been raised because of it. There can be two reasons: one is allergy and second is cold itself, which transiently raises the normal fungi levels in the throat

The treatment consists of treating the cause. I will advise you to wait for a few days until the cold is over and re-take the test later to confirm.


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