High Eosinophils Symptoms: Causes, Types, Treatments and Home Remedies
What Are Eosinophilia?
When there are more than 500 eosinophils per microliter, eosinophilia is considered to occur, though the exact cutoff varies by laboratory. Eosinophilia can be mild, moderate, or can even be severe. Usually, less than 5% of the circulating white blood cells are eosinophils.
What Does a High Eosinophil Count Mean?
- Acute hypereosinophilic syndrome
- An allergic disorder like asthma or high fever
- Autoimmune conditions
- An adverse reaction to certain medications
- Early stages of Cushing’s disease
- Eczema (itchy, inflamed skin)
- Leukemia and other blood disorders
What Does a Low Eosinophil Count Mean?
- Consumption of too much alcohol
- Body is making too much of certain steroids, such as cortisol
How is Eosinophilia Diagnosed?
- Liver function tests
- Chest X-rays
- Urine tests
- Further blood tests
- Tissue and bone marrow biopsies
- Stool sample testing
How is Eosinophilia Treated?
Frequently Asked Questions:
If eosinophil count is high, it indicates that the body is producing eosinophils to fight against the virus, bacteria and parasites.
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
COVID-19 patients with critical disease reported lower eosinophil levels than those with moderate or severe disease.
The most common cause of high eosinophil counts is a parasite infection. These infections include schistosomiasis, trichinosis, strongyloidiasis, and ascariasis.
Dairy products, eggs, soy, and wheat are some of the recognised foods that increase eosinophil count.