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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

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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

Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Latex Allergy (Definition)

Latex allergy is a condition in which a person is allergic to proteins in latex, a fluid from the rubber tree. Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe. A person can become allergic from frequent use of latex products such as latex-containing gloves, condoms, rubber bands, balloons, catheters (rubber tubes used to drain urine ...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. ...Read more