Originally Posted by angela_1024
How about a high white blood count? Can allergies cause a high white blood count?
I have had a soar throat for some time and stuffy nose, runny nose, ichy eyes ect. I have noticed that I feel better when I leave my home soar throat goes away no stuffy nose ect. wbc has been anywere between 10-16 thousand in the past year. That just worries me a bit, as soon as fall came my white blood count dropped to almost normal, I think it may be allergies but others say no. Any advise or input would be great......
Some of these symptoms indicate a possible over exposure to a chemical like 2-butoxyethanol (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether). The eyes are the primary exposure; these other symptoms are ways a body reacts to too much of a chemical exposure.... even allergies are. Do you do something differently in the fall than you do in the summer? This chemical is in lots of things. What are you doing when your eyes burn and hurt?
What I need to share is that if there are too many immature red blood cells it gives an abnormally elevated white blood cell count. So, this count has to be taken manually, by microscope, not by computer to get an accurate count
Check for info on hemolytic anemia & there are quite a few tests that don't read right when there are too many immature red blood cells, including liver counts
Sounds like your exposure stops in the fall - but do you feel really tired? ... and have other symptoms like headache, grouchy personality, difficulty concentrating & such?