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What are typical latex allergy symptoms?

What are typical latex allergy symptoms?

Latex allergy: Can vary from life threatening respiratory and throat swelling if the latex is aerosolized to simply having redness, irritation and a rash in the areas where the latex actually touches. ...Read more

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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


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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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Latex allergy symptoms. What all does that apply to? Condoms, gloves ?

Latex: There are different degrees of latex allergies as well as different types of responses. If your response is severe or bothersome you must avoid these items. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of latex allergy?

Latex: They vary depending upon how allergic you are. Serious reactions such as anaphylactix or severe asthma can occur though commonly one sees rashes, hives or swelling. Also headaches, rhinitis and sinusitis could occur from dust.. ...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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What causes a latex allergy?

Proteins in latex: We don't know why certain proteins contained in latex trigger allergic reactions. We do know that this is a classic allergic reaction and so latex should be avoided to prevent this from recurring and worst yet from worsening. ...Read more

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How is latex allergy treated?

Latex: Go to the internet and get a list of latex containing products. The treatment is respect for the condition and avoidance. There is no specific treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly is a latex allergy?

What exactly is a latex allergy?

Allergy to Latex: Latex allergies are becoming more common. Usually found in healthcare workers who are around latex gloves/materials. Latex is a natural rubber and has excellent properties but unfortunately as a natural product it can produce antigens that we develop allergies to. ...Read more

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Can a latex allergy be hereditary?

Can a latex allergy be hereditary?

Not really: Having a high likelyhood of being allergic to different things is hereditary, but the specific thing (allergen) you are allergic to (cats, dogs, latex, penicillin...) is not transmitted. So, if a family member has latex allergy, you have a higher chance of being allergic in general, but not specifically to latex. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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