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Son has 22,000 blood count. Think he has good loosening. Low

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Son has 22,000 white blood count. Think he has good loosening. Low on and off fever and threw up until he took medication for nausea. Does he need to get blood iv antibiotics
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Customer: Food poisoning not loosening But we were at Disneyland he could have anything
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.


Is he able to keep liquids down now?

Loose stools?


Pain abdomen?


Waiting for your response.

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


The WBC of 22,000 is very concerning ...

He should be undergoing evaluation at the hospital is WBC is that high ...

Do you know if he has high neutrophils ( that would be more consistent with a bacterial infection )

This could be such as appendicitis or pneumonia as possible causes

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

He should be at hospital undergoing evaluation for such a high WBC though ....yes many causes would be in need of IV antibiotics ...

He should have physical exam ...based on exam may need added tests >>> depending on direction of his symptoms and clinical picture and exam he may warrant such tests as chest xray / abdominal CT / blood smear ....

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

When did he first get sick ?

How much fever has he had?

Is he home now? At ER ? Other ??

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.

If abdominal pain and vomiting and rising fever then an intra-abdominal infection could be a concern ....

If rapid pulse / rapid breathing / cough then pneumonia could be a possible concern ...

The bot***** *****ne is that the WBC is very serious and he should be at hospital now being checked further with that high if WBC .....

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Anthony Bray MD