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Latex Allergy: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

Rekha M*

Department of Pharmacy, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

Corresponding Author:
Rekha M
Department of Pharmacy
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: 05/12/2020; Accepted Date: 19/12/2020; Published Date: 26/12/2020

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Latex Allergy


Allergists are extraordinarily prepared to help you assume responsibility for your hypersensitivities and asthma, so you can carry on with the existence you need. In the event that you presume you're sensitive to latex, the best activity is see an allergist.

Individuals who are at higher danger for creating latex sensitivity include:

• Health care laborers and other people who often wear latex gloves

• People who have had numerous medical procedures (at least 10, for example, kids with spina bifida

• People who are frequently presented to characteristic elastic latex, including elastic industry laborers

• People with different sensitivities, for example, feed fever (unfavorably susceptible rhinitis) or hypersensitivity to specific nourishments

• An allergist has particular preparing and skill in overseeing sensitivities, hypersensitive rhinitis and asthma. They can build up an arrangement for rhinitis treatment. The objective will be to empower you to lead a daily existence that is as typical and side effect free as could reasonably be expected.

What Is Natural Rubber Latex?

Common elastic latex comes from the sap of the elastic tree, Hevea brasiliensis, found in Africa and Southeast Asia. Unfavorably susceptible responses to items made with latex create in people who become adversely affected by proteins contained in normal elastic latex. Normal elastic latex ought not be mistaken for engineered elastic produced using synthetic compounds.

What products contain natural rubber latex?

Latex is a typical part of numerous clinical and dental supplies. These incorporate expendable gloves, dental dams, needles, stethoscopes, catheters, dressings and wraps. Latex additionally is found in numerous buyer items. These incorporate condoms, purses, inflatables, athletic shoes.

Triggers and Symptoms

What triggers the unfavorably susceptible response to latex?

At the point when individuals with latex sensitivity come into direct contact with latex, a hypersensitive response may follow.

Models include:

• Blowing up an elastic inflatable

What are latex sensitivity manifestations?

Latex hypersensitivity manifestations may incorporate hives, tingling, stodgy or runny nose. It can cause asthma indications of wheezing, chest snugness and trouble relaxing. Indications start inside minutes after presentation to latex containing items. The most extreme latex sensitivity can bring about hypersensitivity, a genuine unfavorably susceptible response including serious breathing trouble or potentially fall in circulatory strain.

A second sort of skin sensitivity called "hypersensitive contact dermatitis" might be brought about by synthetics used to make elastic gloves. This dermatitis is perceived by the skin inflammation and rankles on the rear of the hands. It looks like a toxin ivy rash and starts 1 to 3 days in the wake of wearing elastic gloves.

Direct actual contact with latex items isn't expected to trigger an unfavorably susceptible response. Hypersensitivity and extreme asthmatic responses have been brought about by breathing in latex proteins noticeable all around coming about because of the powder in the latex glove.

What foods are potential problems for people with latex allergy?

In the event that you have latex hypersensitivity you likewise can have food sensitivities. The nourishments well on the way to cause this issue include: apple, avocado, banana, carrot, celery, chestnut, kiwi, melons, papaya, crude potato and tomato.


Latex hypersensitivity is analyzed by a sensitivity blood test.


The best treatment for latex hypersensitivity is evasion. On the off chance that you have extreme latex hypersensitivity response you should:

• Wear clinical ready distinguishing proof

• Carry an epinephrine (adrenaline) auto-injector for crisis treatment

Medical care laborers with a background marked by latex affectability who should wear gloves should quit wearing latex gloves. Their collaborators should likewise not use latex gloves, yet rather change to engineered gloves.

Patients with latex hypersensitivity are in danger of asthma on introduction to latex-containing pressurized canned products.

How can Latex Allergy be Prevented?

In the event that you have latex sensitivity you ought to maintain a strategic distance from direct contact with all items and gadgets that contain latex. Additionally evade food that causes a hypersensitive response. Latex hypersensitivity issues during dental, clinical or surgeries can be forestalled by notice medical services suppliers about latex sensitivity before any test or therapy. Medical clinics and centers that utilization just low protein latex gloves and non-latex gloves have encountered emotional decreases in new instances of latex sensitivity.

Allergists can give latex-unfavorably susceptible individuals data and help to assist them with staying away from items which may contain latex.

With the correct treatment plan, you'll see how to deal with your sensitivities, so you can be in charge.