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About Allergies

Latex

Quick Facts

  • If you are allergic to latex, you will react to the proteins found in natural rubber latex.
  • Reactions occur by contact with latex or inhaling airborne latex particles.
  • Some people may also react to foods that cross-react with latex, such as banana, avocado, chestnut, and kiwi.

Be Allergy-Aware

  • Tell your doctors, dentists, and nurses about your allergy.
  • Carry non-latex gloves so that you have them in case of emergency.
  • Avoid latex bandages and carry some non-latex bandages with your auto-injector.
  • Always carry your auto-injector and wear medical identification jewelry (such as a MedicAlert® bracelet).