Do You Have a Latex Allergy?

Latex is a rubbery sap produced by trees that is used in many products, from balloons to rubber gloves.

Latex allergy is common, and symptoms vary. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology mentions these possible symptoms:
• Skin that appears red, scaly or itchy after touching latex.
• A runny nose, sneezing, wheezing or coughing.
• Itchy throat or watery, itchy eyes.
• Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction potentially characterized by difficulty breathing or swallowing, passing out, chest tightness or vomiting.

Posted: December 1, 2015

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