From my understanding I think the eosinophils have something to do with allergies. At one point my was high and my dr said my blood showed I had a allergy to something. I had it retested a few months later and was told it was normal and no allergies. Hope this helps.
I did a search and found some information that Quix wrote about some of my blood work results. The eosinophils are indeed allergy cells, and it sounds to me like a low number would mean that you aren't very allergic at this time.
Quix is so good at explaining things! Here you go:
A quick and dirty explanation of what the different cells do.
Neutrophils are the main defense against bacterial infections. Most of "pus" is made up of dead, spent neutrophils. So if the percentage of neutrophils is elevated you would think first about some bacterial infection somewhere, like an abcess, sinusitis, cellulitis or such. Mind you a 79% percentage of those is not all that elevated.
Lymphocytes are primarly involved in fighting things like viral infections. When they are elevated you think virus. Here they went down to compensate for the neutrophils being up.
Eosinophils are the allergy cells. Usually they are less than 5%, but can go higher like to 15% or so in states of high allergy. I once got to 20% when I was living in a grove of Mediterreanean Olive Trees and had developed a severe allergy to them.
I often have high eosinophils. I've been told that it in addition to an allergic reaction, it is also a marker of inflammation and/or infection sometimes. Eight or ten years ago, my gastroenterologist was worried I had eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
But I have no idea what it means when your eos levels are low.
A low eosinophil level is usually not a cause for concern and is actually quite common. Eosinophils can be too low due to administration of steroids. Steroids are any of a large number of hormone substances with a similar and basic chemical structure. Hormones are natural chemicals produced by the body and released into the blood that have a specific effect on tissues in the body.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.