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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not sure: Unfortunately no one can give an answer as to why one develops an allergy to any allergen. At the most basic level, for some reason, one now sees an i ... Read More

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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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hygiene: Latex gloves are used to provide a barrier to keep the wearing from contaminating the patient and vice versa. It can also cut down the spread of infe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: An allergist can help figure that out.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Allergy testing: Your daughter should see an allergist and get evaluated. A full work up including testing will also make sure shes not allergic to other things that m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bracho
8 years experience in General Practice
Skin and respiratory: The most common adverse reaction to latex is a skin irritation that happens soon after contact with latex and resembles a rash. You can also get a mor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Sex: Again, this is a personal issue that has no right or wrong answer and not a question one brings to the doctor. On the side, however, I have no ide ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Here are resources: Good question: go to: www.Latexallergyresources.Org/consumer-products here are the products for contraception they list: durex (770-582-2222) – a ... Read More

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