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.
Latex allergy. Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product manufactured from a milky fluid that comes from the rubber tree.Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition.