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Latex Allergy

Latex Allergy

By Coyalita Linville

Latex Allergy – The Number of people who are suffering from latex allergy is increasing every day. Latex is substances used for making various products, such as: balloons, rubber gloves, condoms, and other elastic products.

Latex is found in Africa, but not only that it is used for making above mentioned products, but also it could be used and for making products in various areas such as healthcare products, intravenous tubing, syringes, dressings, stethoscopes, bandages and other.

It is questioning how healthcare workers or consumers could avoid usage of latex or better said: how you can control latex allergy.

At beginning, it is necessary to know that there are two sources of latex allergy, which produce two various allergic reactions.

One type of latex allergy reaction is shown by minor skin rash and it affects the immune system. Usually, this type comes with the usage of chemical additives for making rubber gloves.

Other types of latex reaction are followed with different symptoms and body reactions, such as: red hives, itching of eyes and nose, runny nose, rhinitis or also known as hay fever and finally asthma.

In very rear situation, latex allergy may cause anaphylaxis, which cause less airflow and swelling and which may in the worst situation if it is not treated properly, caused and suddenly death.

Usage of latex is developing, same as prevalence of latex allergy. Doctors who are using latex to protect themselves from infections or infectious diseases by touching a patient’s urine, face, blood or other organism that may pass through the body organism and infect doctors.

Actually, more and more medical staff are using latex gloves for protecting themselves, even in the most common checking of the health of patients such as checking pus or other.

The result of too much usage of latex is increasing latex allergy. Also, it should mention that increasing latex allergy also comes because of too much usage by people who have predisposition for latex allergy.

There is a study that shows that cornstarch, which is used for easier using of latex, especially in putting gloves on and off absorbs and shed proteins into the air. This also influences latex allergy spreading through the air.

There is also an option which you may use for protecting yourself from potential latex allergy reactions. Actually, you may do blood testing to determine if are you positive on latex or not. Knowledge that you are allergic to latex may save you from unwanted situations that latex allergies may produce.

A skin test is a procedure where a small number of latex components are injected into your skin. So, if your skin shows some symptoms of the latex allergy, such as swelling in the area where you have injected latex components, you will know that you are allergic on latex. Another method is blood testing.

There are various symptoms that may cause latex, but some of the most usual symptoms are: runny nose, difficult breathing, especially shortness breath, wheezing, skin rashes, itchy skin, asthma and other.

Regards, Coyalita

Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Specialist

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