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How can you tell if you have an allergy to latex gloves?

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Dr. Luis Matos answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Immediate itching or hives when wearing them a short while suggests contact urticaria. Intense itching and/or blisters the next day or hours after wearing gloves suggests contact dermatitis. You would have noticed if you had urticaria/hives/wheezing/ total body itching/ dizziness and and even drop in blood pressure can occur when being around powdered latex gloves when in use. See an allergist.

Answered Jul 5, 2012



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