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Do i have a latex allergy or glue allergy if tape leaves a rash on me?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Not necessarily: You could be allergic to the adhesive in the tape, or the tape fabric itself, or something else. The only way to know for sure is to see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Anlin Xu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Contact allergy: Most of the time it is latex allergy. There r non-latex medical tapes. U can find them in all pharmacies. Some has a paper backing. Try those. If u don't develop a rash, then u r allergic to latex. When in doubt, consult a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing.

Answered 7/28/2015

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