LATEX ALLERGY Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
09
October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


Latex allergy is a reaction to certain
proteins found in natural rubber latex a product made from the rubber tree if you
have a latex allergy your body mistakes latex for a harmful substance latex
allergy may cause its skin and hives or even anaphylaxis a potentially
life-threatening condition that can cause throat swelling and severe
difficulty breathing your doctor can determine if you have a latex allergy or
if you’re at risk of developing a latex allergy understanding latex allergy and
knowing common sources of latex can help you prevent allergic reactions symptoms
if you’re allergic to latex you’re likely to have symptoms after touching
latex rubber products such as gloves or balloons you can also have symptoms if
you breathe in latex particles that are released into the air when someone
removes latex gloves latex allergy symptoms range from mild to severe our
reaction depends on how sensitive you are to latex and the amount of latex you
touch or inhale your reaction can become worse with each additional latex
exposure mild symptoms mild latex allergy symptoms include itching skin
redness hives or rash more severe symptoms these include sneezing runny
nose itchy watery eyes scratchy throat difficulty breathing wheezing cough
life-threatening symptoms anaphylaxis the most serious allergic reaction to
latex is anaphylaxis which can be deadly an anaphylactic reaction develops
immediately after latex exposure in highly sensitive people but it rarely
happens the first time you’re exposed signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
include difficulty breathing hives or swelling nausea and vomiting
wheezing drop in blood pressure dizziness loss of can’t
confusion rapid or weak pulse causes in a latex allergy your immune system
identifies latex as a harmful substance and triggers certain antibodies to fight
it off the next time you’re exposed to latex these antibodies tell your immune
system to release histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream
producing a range of allergy signs and symptoms the more times you are exposed
to latex the more strongly your immune system is likely to respond this is
called sensitization latex allergy can occur in these ways direct contact the
most common cause of latex allergy involves touching latex containing
products including latex gloves condoms and balloons inhalation latex products
especially gloves release latex particles which you can breathe in when
they become mayor born the amount of airborne latex from gloves differs
greatly depending on the brand of glove used treatments although medications are
available to reduce the symptoms of latex allergy there is no cure the only
way to prevent a latex allergic reaction is to avoid products that contain latex
despite your best efforts to avoid latex you may come into contact with it if you
had a severe allergic reaction to latex you may need to carry injectable pine
air frying with you at all times if you have an anaphylactic reaction you will
need to go to the emergency room for an immediate injection of adrenaline
epinephrine for less severe reactions your doctor may prescribe anti
histamines or corticosteroids which you can take after exposure to latex to
control your reaction and help relieve discomfort every individual needs unique
treatment and care we encourage people with latex allergy and their families to
learn as much as possible about the latest medical treatment and approaches
as well as healthy lifestyle choices please subscribe and comment if you have
any latest medical tree and for this illness stay strong
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