My Latex Allergy | #SpinaBifida

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Hi everyone, welcome to #SpinaBifida (intro music) Over the years, a lot of you have asked about my Latex Allergy. Many of you might know that people will Spina Bifida are prone to developing a latex allergy. Because of this, my family has always taken precautions. When I was a kid, I didn’t have a latex allergy. It wasn’t until I was 18 years old and my class in high school had a party. There were balloons next to where I was sitting and without touching them, I started to develop bad hives. That’s when my allergy began. And since then, I’ve made it a point to learn what items have latex and how to avoid them. Right now my allergy isn’t bad, I just get hives that begin around my lips. And then they start to spread down my body if I don’t take any medicine. The medicine I usually take is benadryl or motrin. I should also point out, not every item with latex bothers me. So balloons, newspapers, toothbrushes that aren’t Oral B brand, and aloe vera, I always react to them. But band aids that have latex generally I don’t react. But to be safe, I try my best to avoid it all. And that’s pretty much my latex allergy. It’s not severe but it is what it is and I just try to avoid latex as much as possible. Because I’d rather not have a reaction. And that’s it for #SpinaBifida! If you like this video and wanna help support me, please consider becoming a Patron on my Patreon page. You’ll be able to get cool perks like being able to Skype me and get videos a day early. The link for that will be in the description below. And until next time, bye!

17 thoughts on “My Latex Allergy | #SpinaBifida

  1. Hello I'm Niamh i have Neuromyelitis Optica and I own @youngpeople_chronicillnesses a Instagram page that supports and raises awareness of chronic, invisible, terminal, mental illness and disabilities. We are searching for people to take part in our #SpoonieSpotlight feature, a feature used to share the stories of others! If you'd be interested or know anyone that would be please direct message us!

  2. For the past few days I've been trying to find some sort of resource or anything that could help me find people who have spina bifida, and I came across your channel and since I've been on YouTube marathon lol, everything you've touched on and other things is so right on the money so for sure subscribed 🙂

  3. This is probably a stupid question but what exactly is the latex allergy due to the spina bifidia? The reason i ask is that i have a new friend that has Spina Bifidia and i would like to learn more about this condition so that i can understand her problems a bit better.

  4. I have a latex allergy it is normally with gloves my hand swell and turn red… with other thing with latex my hand just turn get red no swelling… I think that is weird because other latex items don't bother me at all

  5. Hi. Right away, I love your videos. I'd like to talk to you about this birth defect, but not here. Could we talk in a place without being here?

  6. My daughter is 8 weeks old and has spina bifida, so I'm trying to educate myself on everything that has latex, just as a precaution, and it's honestly sometimes overwhelming. I would have never thought about newspapers or toothbrushes besides Oral-B. Thanks for your insight! I have loved watching all of your #spinabifida videos as we start our journey in the SB world. 🙂

  7. Hi I have spina bifida and I think I might have a latex allergy. My sinuses are blocked. I was clear till I went to the dentist a few days ago and ever since my sinuses are blocked.

  8. Idk what would happen if I'm near something that has latex in them it's more of a precaution we've never really tried to find out what would happen if I got near balloons or anything else with latex and I'd rather not find out

  9. Do you know that food handled by latex gloves can cause a reaction or anaphylaxis? Or worsen the severity of your allergy? I work to pass laws banning latex in food businesses.

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