There isn't any special food or tonic which would increase the white cell count, particularly if the white cell count went down because of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Eating a well balanced meal with adequate amounts of dietary protein can help raise blood counts (not just white cell counts), but the effect of diet does not happen immediately.
There is a family of drugs, called granulocyte colony stimulating factors (GCSF - examples are filgrastim and sargramostim) which are effective in raising low white cell counts within 24 hours after administration. These are usually given a few days after the chemotherapy.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.