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

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

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. ...Read more

Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. 3. Latex ...Read more


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Do you have advice for someone w/ skin reaction/rash to medical tapes? Even hypoallergenic tape! Latex allergy too. What should I be aware of?

Do you have advice for someone w/ skin reaction/rash to medical tapes? Even hypoallergenic tape! Latex allergy too. What should I be aware of?

Tape allergy: Wound dressings can typically be held in place with materials such a coban (similar to an ace wrap). Make sure you have tried several brands of (non-latex) paper tapes before you give up. ...Read more

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It possible that it is a latex allergy if sports equipment gives you rashes?

It possible that it is a latex allergy if sports equipment gives you rashes?

Possible: It is possible that the rash is either an irritant (more common) or an allergic contact dermatitis from using the sports equipment. The most common allergens found in equipment include rubber, metals and adhesives. A good history and evaluation of the equipment along with possible patch testing can help identify the cause. See a dermatologist who specializes in contact dermatitis and patch testing. ...Read more

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I have a latex allergy when I have a reaction, should use epipen if I have a rash and hives and itchiness on my face? Or try Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? No SOB

I have a latex allergy when I have a reaction, should use epipen if I have a rash and hives and itchiness on my face? Or try Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? No SOB

NO and NO: Since you do not get anaphylaxis, you should not use epi. Why do you have it? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill and not a good antihistamine. Cetirizine [Zyrtec] is superior and not likely to make you sleepy. Sometimes people take 2 or 3 but usually 1 pill lasts all day. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has a latex allergy, can you duct tape their mouth shut?

What happens if someone has a latex allergy, can you duct tape their mouth shut?

Never: You should never duct tape someone's mouth shut, even if they are not allergic to latex. People with severe allergies in the nose might not be able to breathe at all if you do this. Not all tapes or adhesives have latex, but you would have to find out from individual manufacturer. ...Read more

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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to latex condom?

Yes: But if you know you are allergic to latex condoms, you should not use them. There are other types of condoms made out of non latex material. ...Read more

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Are there condoms that are latex free if I have a latex allergy?

Are there condoms that are latex free if I have a latex allergy?

Yes, 2 types: There are 2 kinds of condoms that are not made from latex: 1) "skins" or natural condoms that are actually made from lamb intestines and 2) synthetic condoms made from polyurethane or polyisoprene. Natural condoms protect against pregnancy but do not prevent the spread of stds. The synthetic condoms can help prevent pregnancy and STDs as well as latex condoms do. ...Read more

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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to condoms? But react to other latex?

Yes and No: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, you will react to all other latex. ...Read more

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

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

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

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Is it possible that I have a latex allergy? My hands are raw from scrubbing for or so often.

Is it possible that I have a latex allergy? My hands are raw from scrubbing for or so often.

Maybe: A lot of clinical environments have been moving away from latex. But if you are wearing them then yes, you may have developed an allergy. However, the act of scrubbing may be the cause of your problem too, and it may not be an actual allergy. Irritant contact dermatitis is more common than allergic contact dermatitis. See a dermatologist to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a latex allergy to condoms, if I'm the girl?

How do I know if I have a latex allergy to condoms, if I'm the girl?

Symptoms: Typically - burning, rash, blisters, itching and rarely anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a latex allergy?

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. ...Read more

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Could I have a latex allergy? I experience discomfort and a slight 'rawness' during and after intercourse despite using lube. No other symptoms. Why?

Could I have a latex allergy? I experience discomfort and a slight 'rawness' during and after intercourse despite using lube. No other symptoms. Why?

Not allergy: You are describing a local irritation. You may need more foreplay, a different partner, better relaxation, much more lube. Tell your partner to be more gentle and go slower. Maybe a different brand of condom. ...Read more

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I know for the depo shot it's a 0.3% failure rate. What causes that failure rate? Because I really dislike condoms I have a latex allergy

I know for the depo shot it's a 0.3% failure rate. What causes that failure rate? Because I really dislike condoms I have a latex allergy

Usually human error: No one is perfect, and with typical use of a product, there may be a delay in getting the next injection, women are not the same size, and a standard dose may not be adequate for someone with morbid obesity, or the medication may not have been stored under idea conditions. For a comparison of typical use and perfect use results of different contraceptives: http://youngwomenshealth. Org/2009/11/03/success-and-failure-rates-of-contraceptives/ ...Read more

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I'm getting a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound this monday. Not sure how they going to do it when I have a latex allergy.

I'm getting a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound this monday. Not sure how they going to do it when I have a latex allergy.

Latex free- nitrile.: Latex allergy is common enough that hospitals and radiology departments have worked all this out. Please make sure they know you have latex allergy. Nitrile sheaths are sometimes used. ...Read more

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I have a latex allergy on my penis and I want to know if fordyce spots and latex allergies happen within each other. Don't itch. Don't burn. Justthere?

I have a latex allergy on my penis and I want to know if fordyce spots and latex allergies happen within each other. Don't itch. Don't burn. Justthere?

Not allergy: I presume that you have not had latex contact for at least a few weeks. In that case, the absence of itching points to something other than a contact allergy. ...Read more

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Could anybody have an infant if they have a latex allergy?

Yes: Hospitals and physicians are both aware and ready for this possibility. As long as the personnel you encounter are made aware of your specialized needs, latex free products are available to replace the products that would come in contact with your skills. ...Read more

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Do people ever outgrow a latex allergy?

Do people ever outgrow a latex allergy?

Latex allergy: Latex allergy tends to be chronic. Over time some people may become less sensitive to latex. In addition the manufacturing processes ffor some latex products has made them less allergenic. ...Read more

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How can I heal a latex allergy reaction?

Various Options: An immediate reaction to latex should be treated with antihistamines like Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and epinephrine injection if more severe symptoms develop. If you have a localized rash to an adhesive then this is likely an irritant reaction and will go away soon after removing the product. Topical steroid creams can help resolve rash sooner. ...Read more

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Which are some typical latex allergy symptoms?

Which are some typical latex allergy symptoms?

Different types: True allergy to the rubber tree sap protein can lead to anaphylaxis, wheezing, hives, throat swelling, fainting, and in extreme cases, even death. The chemicals added during the process making rubber tree sack into latex product (called vulcanizing agents) most commonly cause contact allergy, which is usually a rash that can be itchy, burning, or blistering. ...Read more

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It possible that a latex allergy developing after years of wearing gloves?

It possible that a latex allergy developing after years of wearing gloves?

Yes: Certainly so. An allergic reaction basically requires some variable period of sensitization before an obvious reaction. And that time period can vary widely. ...Read more

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How can I understand the seriousness of my life threatening latex allergy?

How can I understand the seriousness of my life threatening latex allergy?

A few places...: Http://www. Latexallergyresources. Org/
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/1998/0101/p93.Html
http://www. Acaai. Org/allergist/allergies/types/latex-allergy/pages/default. Aspx
http://www. Osha. Gov/sltc/latexallergy/. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Latex Allergy (Definition)

An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergy to natural rubber latex ...Read more