Latex Allergy

Specialty of Allergy & Immunology

Latex allergy is one of the less common allergies and is caused by the protein containing the milky liquid that comes from rubber, showing hypersensitivity to some people. This protein is found in more than 40,000 everyday products such as pacifiers, balloons, gloves, condoms, fabrics or elastic fibers, etc. Therefore, it is difficult to live apart from this material, and people with such allergies should recognize very well where the allergen to avoid it. The symptoms that accompany this allergic reaction are itching, redness of the skin, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and asthma. For treatment, antihistamines, nasal decongestants and other drugs or vaccines indicated, as the case may be administered.

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