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White blood cell count and MRSA infections
Started by Researcher
Posted: August 16, 2011 at 09:59
If you have an active MRSA infection, would your blood, your white blood cells be elevated out of range from normal? Or it will not show in your blood?
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Re: White blood cell count and MRSA infections
Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: August 18, 2011 at 15:59
Researcher -

WBC (White Blood Cell Count/Leukocyte count)… it is my understanding ‘normal’ range is commonly between 4,500-10,000 white blood cells per microliter (mcL). One must allow for minimal lab differences. So, if value elevates beyond particular lab's 'normal' range it would be an infection indicator.

Also, WBC count tends to be lower in the morning and higher in the late afternoon. WBC counts are age-related too. There are many drugs that cause both increased and decreased WBC counts. Smoking may also cause an increased WBC count.

To your question ["would your blood, your white blood cells be elevated out of range from normal?"]... in my opinion not necessarily, depending where in range one’s WBC is when documented - at time of blood draw. Certainly as levels rise to high end of range this would be a red flag something may be brewing, but should levels rise beyond normal range that is when plausibility gives way to absolute.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
ladyk

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Reply #2 by J Montalbano
Posted: July 29, 2013 at 23:39
I have had a cronic MRSA open stomach wound for eight years. Now I am going to the doctors for Kidney Pain, thinking an infection. Will they be able to tell the difference in infecetions if my white cell count is elevated?
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Reply #3 by mike
Posted: July 30, 2013
my experiences at ERs are at if you do not have an elevated white blood cell count, they will not even conside you have a aggressive mrsa infection.i have had an agressive infection for a year but since i use herbs that fight infection my blood count always is in the "nromal" range and they uniformily refuse to do blood work to confirm my mrsa.

mike
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Reply #4 by NancyRL
Posted: July 30, 2013 at 15:30
Montalbano, am I reading this correctly??? You have had an open abdominal
wound for 8yrs and it has not healed?? If so, do you not find that very odd??
Anytime your wound is open to air, it has a strong chance of being infected.
Questions? Why is it open? How did it open? Why is not healing? WhAt have drs
told you regarding the "open wound"? Is it draining? Any pus or odor?
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Reply #5 by Gerrie Blessing
Posted: August 9, 2013 at 04:21
Yes, very very high but you need a culture taken It normally takes 6 days to grow. But if it has you it will show right away. Then they see what anti will work to control it/ good luck
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Reply #6 by janice
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 17:23
what kind of herbs do you take to keep your blood normal, Mike
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Reply #7 by kevin
Posted: July 15, 2015 at 05:06
My white cell count was 28,000 but vet hospital didnt check for mrsa.
Should that have been a red flag for mrsa?
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Reply #8 by Bob Anderson
Posted: July 15, 2015 at 16:59
Kevin -

With a WBC count that high, I would be looking for some sort of an infection or inflammation, that's for sure. It doesn't have to be MRSA; it could be any number of things but it should be checked out as to what is causing it.

Your body is fighting something and that's a lot of casualties piling up.

Good luck to you.


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Reply #9 by Adrie
Posted: May 28, 2018 at 16:42
What does a white blood cell
of 17 mean when you have
mrsa? How bad is it?
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Reply #10 by Bob Anderson
Posted: May 28, 2018 at 19:11
Hello Adrie -

Assuming the 17 you are referring to is 17,000 white blood cells per microliter (mcl), then it is indicative of some kind of infection or inflammatory process going on in the body; not necessarily MRSA and it is time to get some lab work done to confirm, one way or another.

If your infection is not resistant, no problem, your doctor can handle it but if it turns out to be a resistant bacteria, then it calls for more diligence on your part educate yourself to do everything you can to learn all you can about it and find a treatment that works for you and protects your family and friends.

In normal times a simple shot of antibiotics would take care of it but these days antibiotic resistance is settling in and antibiotics are lo longer as effective as they once were and are becoming less effective every day as resistance increases. In time, no pharmaceutical antibiotic will work at all, anymore. What are people going to do then? Well, millions will die, according to medical experts.

Funny thing is though when the antibiotic apocalypse does settle in, one folk remedy that still works today will still work then for the same reason. Natural garlic is an old fashion herbal folk remedy still kills all bacterial infections no matter how resistant the bacteria have become to commercial antibiotics because natural garlic still kills all bacteria on direct contact, no matter how resistant they have become to antibiotics. The allicin in garlic is immune to antibiotic resistance. If this is of interest to you, read the Garlic Success Stories thread in this forum where people write about their experiences with garlic water baths.

If you find this interesting, you might consider reading my garlic and garlic water posts in this forum for an eye-opening experience on exactly how and why garlic works in a natural way to kill even the most resistant strains of bacteria.

The FDA does not allow doctors to prescribe garlic no matter how effective it is because the pharmaceutical extortion industry cannot make billions from it at your expense. The FDA is here to protect them from us rather than protecting us from their unlimited greed and corruption.

If you think things are bad now, just wait until antibiotic resistance is complete and millions of people are dying from infections the medical-industrial complex cannot or will not deal with effectively. Luckily, you have found a place where you can learn to help yourself, should you choose to learn. It's your choice. Ultimately, we are each individually responsible for the results of the decisions we make that affect our health. The more knowledgeable one becomes, the more informed decisions one can make.

Good luck to you.
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