Latex Allergy (cont.)
In this Article
- Why latex?
- What is latex and where is it found?
- Who is at risk?
- How is latex allergy detected?
- How is latex allergy treated?
- Latex-Containing Products
- Latex Allergy At A Glance
- Find a local Asthma & Allergy Specialist in your town
Latex-Containing Products (partial list):
Band-Aids, rubber bands, erasers, some shoes and articles of clothing, balloons, surgical gloves, catheters, condoms, some items of sporting equipment , blood pressure cuffs, some watch bands, helmets, tooth brush massagers, bowling balls and ventilator tubing.
- Latex allergy is dramatically on the rise throughout the world.
- Latex allergy rises with exposure and is suspected to continue to rise until a latex substitute is found.
- Latex allergy can be serious.
- Latex is found in more than 40,000 products and is a common component of surgical gloves.
Last Editorial Review: 4/1/2002
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