I was just diagnosed with a latex allergy that apparently is severe and has been causing a lot of health issues with me. My doctors had misdiagnosed me with anxiety (bc of frequent heart racing, hives, shortness of breath, feeling like my throat would close up, nausea, gi problems) and apparently it is caused by the latex allergy. What all do I need to avoid besides the obvious (condoms, rubber gloves..) There is a whole list of foods to avoid as well. Does anyone have information on this allergy. Help would be good. The doctor said it is a learning game and there is latex in things you'd never think of (like buttons on your tv remote) THANKS!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Dec. 21, 2009 in Health
Answer by tropicalmama at 7:54 AM on Dec. 22, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:55 PM on Dec. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Dec. 21, 2009
Answer by DawnA72 at 12:03 AM on Dec. 22, 2009
Im not to sure but you can ALWAYS ask the dr. I think the flu shot is one though that you cant have being allergic to latex. You can get it but it would have to be in a glass syringe not a plastic one.
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 1:24 AM on Dec. 22, 2009
Just an FYI - most EMS personal now use Latex free gloves such as Nitrile b/c of the rise in latex allergies. I am a medical professional workingin a high school and we are also latex free. Bandaids and ace type wraps also can contain latex.
Answer by Morgain at 2:16 AM on Dec. 22, 2009
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