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Latex Allergy

Latex is a natural rubber that comes from a liquid in tropical rubber trees. Many of our day to day household rubber products contain latex. Some household items are balloons, rubber tops, rubber bands, rubber gloves, adhesive tape and bandages, diapers and sanitary pads and even condoms.

The protein in the rubber can cause an allergic reaction in many people. High protein levels are found in the thin and stretchy rubber gloves, condoms and balloons. Latex allergy can be mild to severe. Symptoms can include itchy, red, watery eyes, sneezing or runny nose, coughing, rash or hives, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath and shock. Some people who are latex-sensitive can have life-threatening allergic reactions with no previous warning or symptoms.

Latex allergy is most frequent among people who wear latex gloves. Around the hands area you may see symptoms of bumps, sores, cracks or red and raised areas. Changing to non-latex gloves can improve the condition.

At this time there are no definite treatments for latex allergy, but you can lower the risk of reaction by avoiding contact with latex. Try to find out more of which products contains latex and substitute with those without.



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