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Blood work and eosinophils

I get my blood work done every month and get my eosinophils checked.

Has anyone heard of eosinophils before?

My blood levels tend to be high usually.

Eosinophils are a type of disease-fighting white blood cell. This condition most often indicates a parasitic infection, an allergic reaction or cancer. You can have high levels of eosinophils in your blood (blood eosinophilia) or in tissues at the site of an infection or inflammation (tissue eosinophilia).

  1. I just had my blood work done a couple of weeks ago, and also had high slightly elevated eosinophils. I haven’t had this happen in a while personally as my blood work has been awesome since starting traditional chinese medicine for my skin, but I had to take a break from it recently so I guess they went right back up.

    My TCM practicioner said she wasn’t surprised at all. I guess it is from all the inflammation in the skin as I’ve been in a flare, and I know it’s pretty common with eczema and other skin conditions in general.

    1. Thanks for starting this forum about eosinophils. Have you had your monthly check yet? This article mentions eosinophils (under "Blood tests" ) and other testing options for atopic dermatitis: People with atopic dermatitis often have elevated levels of blood eosinophils. Has anyone else seen high levels of eosinophils? I hope others chime in or take something away from this thread. -Sarah ( Team Member)

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