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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 more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes...Condom use does not cause a latex allergy. ...Read more
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
Symptoms: Typically - burning, rash, blisters, itching and rarely anaphylaxis. ...Read more
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
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
I'm getting a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound this monday. Not sure how they going to do it when I have a latex allergy.
I think I have a latex allergy. After I had sex with a condom, my vagina became very swollen and is still swollen hours later. What should I do?
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
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