If I am to be hospitalized (elective) or have surgery (elective) and I have the latex allergy, what precautions do I need to take?

Answered by: 
Dr. Jordan Fink, MDProfessor of Medicine and Chief, Allergy/ImmunologyDivision,Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Each hospital should have a "latex safe" protocol. Contact them and work with the hospital and your doctor before admission or surgery to establish a latex safe stay.

(As with all latex allergy questions check with your doctor for individual advice)