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Doctor insights on: Latex Spandex

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Is there latex in spandex?

Is there latex in spandex?

No: Spandex is a synthetic fiber which by itself does not contain latex. However, the finished products, garments do have latex added to them. If one has a latex allergy, spandex is not safe. ...Read more

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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


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I'm allergic to latex; can I use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to run in spandex?

Is it okay for me to run in spandex?

Should be fine.: Aerodynamic and somewhat breathable. Should be fine for running. ...Read more

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Does wearing spandex underwear as a guy hurt my balls?

Does wearing spandex underwear as a guy hurt my balls?

Underwear: if you are allergic to Nylon you may have a problem. Nylon panties can also retain heat, making them, unsanitary and uncomfortable in the warmer conditions. but the cons are not related to your balls ...Read more

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What's more likely to cause skin irritation, spandex or polyester?

What's more likely to cause skin irritation, spandex or polyester?

Neither: Unless it is too tight or you are allergic to it, people wear those materials every day with no problems. ...Read more

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I love wearing Spandex, Why is it when I wear spandex leggings of all colors I get an erection? Yes it feels good, but its not sexual!

I love wearing Spandex, Why is it when I wear spandex leggings of all colors I get an erection? Yes it feels good, but its not sexual!

Here are some ...: Your love to wear Spandex suggests you have mental affinity with it and its features, which may mentally lead to induce sexual arousal and also possibly its tightness may give rise to some subtle physical stimulation. All together may explain why such has been happening as reported. So, this is nothing wrong as long as you have felt good without personal embarrassment and social offense. So, you ...Read more

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Why do other people laugh at me when I work out in spandex at the gym, it's much more comfortable, why do they laugh?

Why do other people laugh at me when I work out in spandex at the gym, it's much more comfortable, why do they laugh?

Let them laugh...: Let them laugh, a recent physiologic study showed that use of compression garments will improve cardiac function and exercise performance. ...Read more