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.


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


Restaurant Resources, Regulations and Guidance – coming soon!


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