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Latex Allergy Awareness Week October 5-11 2008 by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am This week is Latex Allergy Awareness Week. About 3 million Americans are affected by latex allergies. The symptoms and signs can range from an itchy rash, like hives from contact, up to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. The main things are to be aware if you or a significant other have latex allergy and then next to make sure ... Read on »
Latex Allergy Relief with Natural Therapy in Cabarrus County, NC by WellDoc Posted Sat 26 Dec 2009 11:50am A latex allergy is an allergic reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product manufactured from a milky fluid that comes from the rubber tree. If you have a latex allergy, your body mistakes latex for a harmful substance. Jean, had latex alleries. Every time she came in contact with latex, she would break out in hives ... Read on »
What to expect after latex allergy in health care? by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 10:28am Although their quality of life gets much better after removal of latex exposure, nearly half had to change jobs…. In this study 29 HCW with a type 1 allergy to latex participated in follow-up research. All individuals reported a significant improvement of symptoms once latex was removed from their working environment. Of those that ... Read on »
Not only in HCWs; latex allergy by rubber trees by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:03pm Potential health effects related to wood dust from the rubber tree, which produces natural rubber latex, have not been previously investigated. The main aim of this study was to investigate the relations of rubber tree dust exposure to respiratory and skin symptoms, asthma and lung function among employess of 4 rubber tree furniture factorie ... Read on »
Banana Allergy and Latex Reactions by Karen B. Posted Wed 14 Sep 2011 12:21pm Thanks to chemurgy , that is the science of making industrial products from crops and crop by products. This a concern for many people with food allergies. Industrial products made from bananas is not only a concern for people with banana allergy, but for those with latex allergies, because of cross reactions for some people. Paper made ... Read on »
Allergy by Noman Khan Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:40am What Is an Allergy? Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system. People who have allergies have an immune system that reacts to a usually harmless substance in the environment. This substance (pollen, mold, animal dander, etc.) is called an allergen. Allergies are a very common problem, affecting at least two out of every 10 A ... Read on »
Coping with Allergies by Doris C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 07 Mar 2013 6:13pm Many people think that allergies only affect the respiratory or digestive systems, but they can also affect your largest organ- your skin. As with other allergies the immune system overreacts to the presence of certain substances and releases inflammation-producing chemicals. Do some research and talk to your doctor. You can be confident of con ... Read on »
Condoms Please, Hold the Latex by Dina S. Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 7:54am by Gina Colonette, blogger (Courtesy of ) If you have a latex allergy, there is no need to be shy about it. Rather than worry about STDs and unwanted pregnancies, there are a variety of non-latex condoms to choose from. And guess what—you don’t have to be allergic to latex to like them. So how do you know if you have a latex ... Read on »
Review: Natural Latex Mattress by Plush Beds Offers Eco-Friendly Comfort by Sean D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 5:00am Looking for comfort in the bedroom while embracing eco-living? Plush Beds  can make your dream a reality. Voted #1 Best Latex Mattress, their latex mattresses contain a generous layer of 100% natural Talalay latex and  natural Dunlop latex depending on your chosen thickness. Plush Beds generously offered one of their  8-inch Botanical Bliss Nat ... Read on »
There's No Guarantee of 'Latex Free' by FDA Posted Fri 08 Mar 2013 9:00am Natural rubber latex is used in the manufacture of various FDA-regulated products, such as condoms and medical gloves. Here, a physical science technician inspects medical gloves in related integrity testing at an FDA laboratory in Irvine, CA. For this ... Read on »