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I had an EOS of 8% on a blood test two months ago, and my

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I had an EOS of 8% on a blood test two months ago, and my test last week was 7.9? Does this indicate some sort of infection?
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: I don't understand the question. After a cold I started having back pain that went into sensory peripheral neuropathy. Every test, MRI, EMG all normal with the exception of my EOS.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've always been very healthy. I did have what I thought was a mosquito bite while vacationing in the Bahamas. With this crazy world I thought I'd mention ijt.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

What are your symptoms now?

How is total WBC count?

How old are you?

Do you have allergy, or any past illness?

Are you taking any medicine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Symptoms started about 3 1/2 months ago, upper resp. infection while in Bahamas on vacation. At home took azithromycin and cough med then started with back pain into groin and legs which developed into burning and tingling hands and feet. Now I have a warm sensation in lower back, buttock and groin area. All other blood work within normal limits. No allergies, not taking any meds.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
There can be a few causes for the increased count.
Common ones are related to allergy.
They include allergic rhinitis, asthma,eczema or other skin allergy.
Helminth or parasitic infection can raise the count.
In some cases, it can be from autoimmune diseases, neoplasia, connective tissue disorder etc.
Some medicines can affect the count too.
As you had cough & cold, it can be from allergy.

Your doctor can relate it after considering your history.

Again, as you had a history of travel abroad, any helminthic infection needs to be ruled out too.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will check into the parasite possibility. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

You are always welcome.

Yes, please discuss those possibilities with your doctor.
If you are satisfied, please leave an excellent rating.
Best wishes