Eosinophilia is a chronic disorder resulting from excessive production of a particular type of white blood cells. If diagnosed in time and treated in a proper fashion this disorder is curable in most cases and affected persons can lead normal life. Eosinophilia refers to a health condition resulting due to presence of excessive eosinophils (type of white blood cell) in blood or body tissues. Eosinophils are produced in the bone marrow existing normally in the bloodstream and gut lining, which helps the body fight infection from parasitic organisms. On an average around 5% to 7% of white blood cells constitute eosinophils but if you have a higher count then it means that you either have borderline eosinophilia or actual progressing eosinophilia that can cause significant health hazards.



Most common cause for eosinophilia are parasitic infections (such as hookworm, schistosomiasis), allergic conditions (such asthma and hey fever) and certain types of drug reactions. Few other rarer causes include:

  1. Lung diseases 
  2. Due to inflammation of blood vessels 
  3. Certain malignant tumors 
  4. Due to certain types of antibody deficiencies
  5. Certain types of skin diseases 

Eosinophilia in children is more difficult to diagnose as the range of probable causes is much wider in this case compared to adults.


Care :

A person suffering from this ailment may adopt a fruit diet for three or four times a day. Patients may adopt a well balanced diet, with emphasis on  raw vegetable and fruit juices. Like need to avoid any kind of foods which can cause allergy in body. Avoid all kinds of milk products, ghee, egg, red meat etc.