A 38-year-old member asked:
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I'm concerned because the adhesive on monitoring electrode causing allergic reaction. No it's not latex?

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Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No, not latex : Common reaction to adhesives. When you need an EKG, ask your doctor for a steroid cream to put on the sites of the electrodes right after they're removed to limit the development of rash.
Answered on Aug 18, 2015

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