A member asked:

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

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Absolutely: He can avoid latex products and make sure your chart is marked so he also communicates the allergy to referral doctors.

Answered 11/16/2012

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Dr. Kenneth Smith answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Latex allergy: Yes. Many medical proceadures use latex products and exposure may induce allergic reaction. Your best interest to know. Latex free alternatives available.

Answered 10/4/2016

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