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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive indiv ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience in Occupational Medicine
No: Spandex is synthetic fiber whereas latex is made from natural rubber materials.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giana Nicoara
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Spandex is a synthetic fiber which by itself does not contain latex. However, the finished products, garments do have latex added to them. If one has ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
NOt: a medical question.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Avoid: reactions to fabric softener are usually contact dermatitis and so if you avoid using it, you won't get the reaction. If you really want to know what ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Norvell
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Clubbing of the fingers is typically due to an issue with the pulmonary system (lungs) and not allergies.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The itchy sensation from wool is not from an irritant reaction than a true allergy.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sheep skin: Sheep skin condoms should be ok, no latex, but they may break.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes severe: Some people may have a severe allergic reactions to latex and may go into anaphylactic shock which is a medical emergency. People with latex allergie ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sorry but yes: Even hypoallergenic cosmetics can cause reactions in some people. An allergist can help you figure this out and find brands that won't bother you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Avoid and meds: Most allergic reactions if mild can be treated with antihistamines. If the allergic reaction is more significant, then corticosteroids (creams or tab ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Children which wear or require frequent elastic bandages, require latex catheters, use latex bottle nipples can frequently develop latex allergy. Als ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It is always a good idea to have information of your drug allergy or intolerance with you at all times should you be unable to provide the answer due ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly not: Cashmere is from goats, while wool is obviously from sheep. That may be different enough to allow you to tolerate it. The only way you will know is ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stop using it: When you are allergic to something the best treatment is to avoid it. You can apply some steroid cream such as Hydrocortisone for rash.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Nickel and chromium are often mixed with silver to make it more durable and less likely to tarnish. If you are allergic to nickel, than very likely, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Lenses: I assume you mean contact lenses. You should see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing to determine what component in the "lenses" is causin ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nickel allergy: Stainless stel contains nickel and skin contact can cause irritiation and rash. A common clinical finding is a small irritating rash below the navel c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep pollens away: Eliminate exposure by using facial mask, high efficient hepa filter and vacuum your carpet more often. Use AC at home and when you drive in bad aller ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably not.: Sulfa allergy doesn't increase likelihood of allergy to other meds. Most reactions to Codeine not allergic but side-effects of codeine/narcotics (gi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
No latex condom: Unfortunately, the only good solution is to avoid latex condoms. Still, they are the safest there is. First of all, make sure you are really allergic ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to carpet: Most carpet now is made of synthetic materials. Old carpet could be made from wool, and old pads could be made from horsehair ! medium old pads might ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Giant papillary: Conjunctivitis may be the problem. Symptoms resemble an allergy in the eye but are really an irritant reaction to the presence of a foreign body, the ... Read More

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