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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