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Suggest treatment for flushed face and redness with high WBC

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I have had the strangest things going on, I feel flushed my face gets red but I am chilled ( no fever) i feel very ill while this is happening, I get hot then sweaty it goes away. Somtimes I feel weak while this is going on, it is coming more often

My dr. ran test my white count is on the high side of normal and a d- dimer test came back elevated.

This has me so very worried - I am going to a internist the 21st june - I have to travel 150 miles, we just don't have the medical services here. I just wish I had some idea.

Thank you for any help
Thu, 30 Oct 2014
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Geriatrics Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Hyperthermia or hypothermia both can cause DIC.
2. Increased D-dimer means a possibility of DIC requires to be evaluated.
3. Elevated WBC count could suggest infection. Get a blood culture to rule out sepsis. Meet your doctor at the earliest.
Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
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Suggest treatment for flushed face and redness with high WBC

Hi, Thanks for asking. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows. 1. Hyperthermia or hypothermia both can cause DIC. 2. Increased D-dimer means a possibility of DIC requires to be evaluated. 3. Elevated WBC count could suggest infection. Get a blood culture to rule out sepsis. Meet your doctor at the earliest. Hope it helps. Any further queries, happy to help again.