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What happens when lymphocyte count increases to maximum ?

hi, my daughter 13 yrs old, has an increase of 1 from the max 45 count in her lymphocytes what does it cause. she is experiencing headache once in a while, especially when tired.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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High lymphocyte count could indicate viral infection. This can explain the headaches. Get her blood count to make sure platelets are not falling much as some viral infections can cause fever and low platelets and high chance of bleeding from mouth, anus etc. Let her eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables as this battle viral infection. Drink plenty of water and keep well hydrated. Get her to check up her eyesight as this can also cause headaches. Also if she has running nose ENT consult to rule out sinusitis which can cause headaches. If it is severe headaches with nausea it could be migraine for which Neurologist consult needed. She can take Paracetamol for pain relief till then.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
hi,thanks for query.Only elevated lymphocyte does not warrant any immediate action.They can be raised in many condition ,most in some viral infection.They are cells which defend body against infection ,just like army.In presence of symptoms like fever and other thing she needs consultation by your primary care physician for specific treatment.Ask her to take good diet and more of liquids and she should be fine.
wishing her good health.
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