Latex Allergy Checklist

  • Wear Medical Alert Identification
  • Carry with you at all times:
    • Medications, as prescribed by your allergist (including anaphylaxis medications: EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector carry 2 doses, allergy medications: antihistamine, asthma medications: inhaler/albuterol)
    •  Non-latex gloves
    • Letter from your allergist regarding your latex allergy status
  • Notify the following of your latex allergy and other pertinent information:
    • Local EMS
    • Medical/dental providers
    • Family members, friends, schools, daycares, employer and co-workers
  • Avoid:
    • Natural rubber latex gloves, balloons, condoms and other natural rubber products
  • Be aware of and consult with your allergist regarding:
    • Proper use of all medications
    • "Hidden" latex on food prepared with latex gloves
    • Lactiferous plants that may have cross reactive proteins
    • Foods with cross reactive proteins to natural rubber  (banana, avacado, kiwi, chestnut)
  • Carry a list of medication as prescribed by your allergist
  • Any additional information from your allergist

See attached document: ALAA Latex Allergy Checklist