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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a latex allergy get significantly worse? I used to only get a rash, but recently i broke out in hives(all over) w/ trouble breathing....
It can get worse: Sounds like you need to see an allergist for a treatment plan. ...Read more
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
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more