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What is Eosinophils?
Eosinophil granulocytes (also called eosinphils, eosinphiles and acidphils) are white blood cells, an important part of the immune system, as well as being involved in the bodies reactions to allergy and asthma. These white blood cells are born in your bone marrow before they migrate to your blood.
Could you have allergic reactions to Eosinphils?
Although you can’t actually be allergic to your own white blood cells, there are conditions in which your white blood cell counts go awry.
An increase in eosinophils is often triggered by
- parasitic infections
- malignant diseases like Hodgkin’s disease
- Skin diseases
- Addison’s disease
- Reflux esophagitits
- eosinophilic esophagitis
- drugs such as penicillin
Can you test for Eosinphils levels or allergies associated with?
One of the most common blood tests available is the CBC test (Complete Blood Count).
The CBC test analyzes all of the white blood cell levels in your blood, including:
If you are curious about your white blood cell health you can get the CBC test from your health care provider, or order it online from one of the blood test providers across the internet.
Penicillin allergies are one of the more common problems for people when it comes to Eosinophil / white blood cell issues. If you are worried you are allergic to penicillin it would be a good idea to test for this allergy.
You can order a penicillin allergy test online as well through True Health Labs, here is a link to the test. (The test is very expensive because it tests for A LOT of different allergies. You might be able to get a cheaper allergy test from your individual health provider).