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What can I do if I think I have a latex allergy?

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.

  • Learn all you can about latex allergies.
  • If possible, avoid contact with latex products.
  • If you have to wear gloves at work, ask your employer for nonlatex gloves.
  • Ask your health care provider if you should carry an emergency epinephrine kit.
  • Wear a personal medical ID bracelet with information about your allergy.
  • Before any dental or medical procedures, tell your health care provider about your allergy. Ask to be the first patient in the morning to try to avoid latex protein in the air.
  • Inform your local emergency responders (police, fire and ambulance service) about your condition.
  • If your child has a latex allergy, you should also tell school officials or day care providers.


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