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how to know if i have a latex allergy?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
See an allergist: The symptoms of latex allergy can vary considerably from localized rashes to generalized hives and breathing problems. Testing involves blood tests and sometimes patch testing. See an allergist for evaluation and proper management.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I get people to fully understand the seriousness of my life threatening latex allergy?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Educate: How about downloading information from the american latex allergy association (latexallergyresources.Org) and share it with your friends?
A 41-year-old member asked:

What exactly is a latex allergy?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Allergy to Latex: Latex allergies are becoming more common. Usually found in healthcare workers who are around latex gloves/materials. Latex is a natural rubber and has excellent properties but unfortunately as a natural product it can produce antigens that we develop allergies to.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What's a natural way to treat latex allergy?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Avoidance: Avoid materials containing latex.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How is latex allergy treated?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Latex: Go to the internet and get a list of latex containing products. The treatment is respect for the condition and avoidance. There is no specific treatment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Is it useful for my doctor to know I have a latex allergy?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Absolutely: He can avoid latex products and make sure your chart is marked so he also communicates the allergy to referral doctors.

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