Do I need medicines for a high eosinophil count?
Q: My eosinophil count is over 20 and I have an allergic problem. I also have endometriosis and I am trying for baby. It has now gone up to 26 and I am taking pills for it. Please suggest.
A:Eosinophils are a type of white blood cells (WBCs) produced in the bone marrow and contain proteins that contribute to the immunologic responses against infectious disease agents and to tissue damage in allergic and autoimmune diseases. Normally, the absolute eosinophil count in the blood is around 500 per microlitre but it can increase in: allergic conditions (asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug reactions), infectious diseases (especially worm infestation), some connective tissue diseases, malignancies, etc. The treatment is guided by the underlying condition that has given rise to eosinophilia.