Latex Allergy Toolbox

Latex allergy is an allergic reaction to the proteins present in natural rubber latex. Latex allergy generally develops after repeated exposure to medical and consumer products containing natural rubber latex. Allergy to latex poses a serious health risk to healthcare workers, spina bifida patients, workers with occupational exposure, patients with multiple surgeries, and even the general population. People with latex allergies may also have or develop allergic reactions to some fruits, such as bananas, kiwi or avocados.

Latex allergy is preventable but not curable. Awareness and education are the keys to managing the condition. Types of latex allergy: Type IType IV (allergic contact dermatitis)Irritant contact dermatitis.

About Latex Allergy

Guidance and Reporting

Patient and Practitioner Resources

Latex and Vaccines

School Resources

Allergy & Asthma Network Webinars

Latex Allergy Awareness Week – SAVE THE DATE – October 1 – 7, 2017
“Beyond the Gloves: What You Need to Know about Latex Allergy

Allergy & Asthma Network Webinar for October

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 4:00 PM EST

Beyond the Gloves: The Latest on Latex Allergy

When people think about latex allergy, they only think about latex gloves. Not so fast. That story has been told—it’s time for the next chapter. 
Natural latex rubber products are ubiquitous—they are everywhere! Which of these products are contributing to allergy symptoms from rubber now? To keep our patients safe and informed, it’s important to tell another story. Join Dr. Michael Zacharisen as we  tell the story “Beyond the Gloves.”

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Dermatitis/Rubber Accelerators 

  • T.R.U.E. test – T.R.U.E. TEST® is a convenient, ready-to-use patch test for the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis. Patch testing is a simple procedure to help diagnose allergic contact dermatitis and identify the causative agent(s). (Panel 2.3 will test for the Rubber Accelerators/Chemicals)

Instituting Latex Precautions

Restaurant Resources, Regulations and Guidance – coming soon!

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