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How old are you? Why was this test done? What symptoms did you have?
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You are having a low white blood cell count. A viral infection can cause the low WBC count, along with the increase in lymphocyte percentage, and even a skin rash. So, at present without any symptoms, I would not recommend any further testing. However, you should get the WBC count repeated after a month. If the count continues to remain low, then I would recommend consulting a general physician or family physician (primary care provider). There is no need of any specialist consultation. You should then do a peripheral smear examination to know whether the cells are appearing normal under the microscope.
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In that case you should consult an internal medicine specialist or even a hematologist.
Echinacea is unlikely to be beneficial.
Hopefully the peripheral smear result was normal appearing cells. Sometimes when more than one cell line is reduced (such as simultaneous anemia or reduced platelets), a bone marrow examination is required.
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Hello, I'm Dr Palmer. I just reviewed the string of conversations. Stand alone blood work as above do not tell us much. What is the number of hemoglobin and platelets?