How To Deal With Increased White Blood And Itching On The Body?
Good afternoon doctor,
Good morning Wisye, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are cells in the body that function as immunity. White blood cells help your body to fight infections from various bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, as well as in response to certain diseases.
Normal leukocyte levels in a person's body are around 3,500-10,500. This number should not be confused if it differs from the results in each laboratory because there is indeed a possibility that this number varies slightly, but not to a significant and change the diagnosis. In your case, your doctor states it is still normal, it could be because of this, according to the laboratory which checked it was higher than standard, but according to other laboratories it was still normal. Again, this is only if the difference is not that great. Then a condition where a person has levels of leukocytes that are more than normal is called leukocytosis, and this can occur because:
Bacterial, viral, fungal infections Thyroid inflammation Gout Stress Allergies Drug Smoking Chicken Pox Cancer
And much more. So the focus is not to reduce the white blood cells, because these white blood cells are your immune system, but to eliminate the disease that causes the white blood cells to rise. The treatment can vary depending on the disease. But again, because you are said to be still in the normal range, you don't have any illnesses to treat.
Then regarding the problem of itching throughout the body, the cause can be due to allergies, high blood sugar levels or diabetes, neurological disorders, psychological disorders, inflammation of the skin, dry skin, fungal infections and several other reasons that still need to be sought. This condition can increase your white blood cells. So our advice, you should check with your doctor to be sure if you really don't have allergies. Because so far people only understand that allergies are caused by something they eat. The reality is not so. Allergies can be caused by clothing, cosmetics, cold air, water, topicals, animal hair, dust, and so on. By checking with a dermatologist, you can get a more thorough examination and treatment of your condition.
Meanwhile, keep the body and the environment clean, avoid scratching the body too hard to prevent injury, and cold compress the itchy area. So, hopefully answering your question.