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Elevated eosinophil count, early morning sneezing, nose and eye irritation. Remedy?

My eosnophlia count is 10, other test results of CBC, diabetes and thyroid are OK. I get affected easily from Bangalore climate - sneezing , nosing, nose & eye irritation etc particularly in mornings. My age is 65. I do 1 Hr walking in the morning and take controlled food. Otherwise I m fit and am still working in an Engg Firm. Advise me ways to control this allergic deficiency and to reduce eosnophlia count. YYYY@YYYY 0000 Bangalore
Asked On : Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response

Reading your query and the results of the blood tests, I presume that the percentage of eosinophil count is 10% that has several causes.
The commonest cause in tropical countries is parasite infections, and antiparasitic treatment is recommended after stool culture studies. This is a must before going through unnecessary tests or treatments.
If the eosinophil count remains high and sneezing and rhinoconjuncitivitis symptoms persist, it would sugest allergies as the underlying cause. Pollen allergy, smoke (industrial) are major factors that needs high dose antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays. The duration of treatment will depend on the trigger (i.e., seasonal vs perennial [all year around]).
There are several other causes but infections, allergies and rarely autoimmune diseases are causes of raised eosinophil counts. I also hope you have recognised red flags such as significant loss in weight and appetite that should be taken more seriously.
I hope this was useful.

Best Wishes.
Answered: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,Thanks for query,
I think your problem of having symptoms of allergy might be due to Mild eosinophilia you are having.
You may go for one course of medicine of Di Ethyl Carbamazine.
Common brand available is hetrazan.
You do this course after consulting your doctor.
To have temporarily relief from cold ,sneezing you may take anti histamine,decongestant medicines.
Avoid junk food and cold drinks.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 5 Jun 2012
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Pulmonologist Dr. Arnab Maji's  Response
mr s k gupta
thanks for ur query on HCM
u have a eosinophil count of 10%
it ll be better for us if absolute count is available
btw u need to have a chest x-ray done
sometimes chest x-ray reveals abnormality in high eosinophil count in order to exclude eosinophilic lung diseases
if any abnormality detected then BAL fluid study may have to be done
u can take a course of hetrazen and albendazole
and repeat the eosinophil count at the end of tretment
i think u ll benefited with this info
thank u
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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