Common Symptoms of Allergic Reaction to Latex
As with all allergies, latex allergies can range from mild to severe, and reactions can progress with each exposure. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to latex can include:
- Skin redness, itching, hives, or rash at the site of contact
- Sneezing or a runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Scratchy throat
Common Products and Foods That Contain Latex
If you have a known latex allergy, you may react to these common products that contain latex:
- Rubber bands or balls
- Medical tape
- Gloves (dishwashing and medical)
- Pacifiers and bottle nipples
If you have a latex allergy, you may also develop an allergic reaction to these foods that contain a similar protein:
Latex Allergy Testing and Treatment
The Columbia Allergy team understands that it can be frightening and challenging to live with an allergy to latex. At our offices, we can provide testing to confirm the allergy to latex. Our providers will answer your questions regarding living with your latex allergy and provide you with an epinephrine auto-injector to manage any severe reactions due to accidental exposure to latex. We also have treatment options to desensitize those with latex allergies.
If you are suffering from a latex allergy, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!