What causes elevated neutrophil levels in blood?
Neutrophilia is caused by many conditions.
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There are many possible causes for an abnormally high neutrophil count.
The most common and important cause of neutrophilia is acute bacterial or fungal infection.
High level of stress due to many factors such as nervousness, exercise, or agitation (involuntary muscle movements due to over excitement of nerve cells in the brain).
Corticosteriods, whether from stress or when using drugs like Prednisone, cause increased release of mature neutrophils from the bone marrow.
An increase in neutrophils occurs 4 to 8 hours after elevation of stress hormones or steroid use and return to normal 1 to 3 days after later.
Lymphopenia (decreased level of Lymphocytes) can occur concurrently.
Aside from those listed above, other causes include:
cigarette smoking, exercise, pain, furuncles, abscesses, trauma, damage or inflammation of tissues, & bleeding.
In view of the above possible causes and and since you have been under a lot of stress (am I right?) for quite some time, so apparently the it could be responsible for an increase in neutrophils and a slight decrease in lymphocytes.
So, try to avoid the stress situations, learn to have relaxation techniques, spare some time for physical activities like morning walk, etc. If it does not work, visit a doctor for proper evaluation and possible use of medications to suppress the stress or anxiety.
Hope the suggestion given above could be useful.
Should you need more clarifications, please feel free to send your query.
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Fungal infections can result in an increased neutophil and a decreased lymphocytic count.
Continue taking the treatment for Jock itch.
However, there is also a possibility of a stress factor.
Hope this answers your query.
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