2. Slow Healing Wounds
When your skin experiences a scrape, cut, or light burn, it undergoes a special process to repair the cells and tissues that were destroyed. This is primarily a process that the white blood cells perform to keep your skin healthy and happy. When you have a low white blood cell count, as in neutropenia, you are likely to have much slower wound healing than normal. If you have a cut, scrape, or bruise that is taking a long time to heal, consider discussing why this may be with your doctor. While it merely could be something minor, it could also be an indication of your white blood cell count.