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Can you develop a latex allergy by being in contact with it in the or on a regular basis?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: ABSOLUTELY

Repeated exposure is definitely a risk factor for developing allergy to latex.
Healthcare workers and patients that have had multiple surgeries are at increased risk to develop allergy to latex. Decreased use of latex and improved manufacture of latex has reduced the risk somewhat.

In brief: ABSOLUTELY

Repeated exposure is definitely a risk factor for developing allergy to latex.
Healthcare workers and patients that have had multiple surgeries are at increased risk to develop allergy to latex. Decreased use of latex and improved manufacture of latex has reduced the risk somewhat.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine

In brief: Not usually

An allergy can begin after just one encounter or contact, just because you are in contact with it daily does not make you any more prone.

In brief: Not usually

An allergy can begin after just one encounter or contact, just because you are in contact with it daily does not make you any more prone.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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