I'm an EMT and wear gloves quite a bit. I didn't realize I was allergic to latex until we had several runs in one day and it was very hot. My hands and arms turned red, burnt, and eventually cracked across my hands. After a couple of more days similar to the first day I asked the ER doctor what the problem was. He never thought twice just said "latex allergy". As I get older it seems to get worse. I have trouble with undergarments, bandages, Halloween glow bracelets etc. anything with the least little amount of latex.