Some of the symptoms of a latex allergy are:
- skin rash or itching (usually on the hands);
- swollen, red skin;
- swollen lips and tongue, with difficulty breathing;
- shortness of breath, wheezing;
- stomach pain;
- shock (rare, except in people who have chronic allergic reactions to latex products).
If you have these symptoms, do not use latex gloves or other latex products. See a doctor who is experienced in diagnosing and treating latex allergy. If you must wear gloves, use non-latex gloves.