- 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.
- 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).