Latex Allergy Stories

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When I was a baby, I was allergic to bandaids. I would get a rash after a day or so of having it on my skin. My parents weren't worried about it since it's common for babies. Over the years I'd get painful, itchy rashes from things but I couldn't figure out what they were from. It bugged me but I ignored it.
Ever since I was a kid I couldn't stand socks, or band aids. One day I was using some gloves, it was a hot day and my arms, hands, and face started swelling. It got so bad that I couldn't breathe. About three days later my throat was still sore and swelling. My mother took me to the doctor and they diagnosed me with mono, then in about 2 more days...
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 "...
Peggy’s Story Since it is Latex Allergy Awareness Week, 2012, I thought I would finally share part of my story.
My 13 year old daughter has had a latex allergy since she was 2. It was discovered at her dentist appointment first reaction seemed like a mosquito bite on her face. Next visit 6months later a few more hives around mouth and lips thought it was from the fluoride treatment. Her third visit we came home with the dentist hand print on her face made...
My first major allergic reaction was in a college chemistry lab,  I put on my gloves and goggles, and I started to work on an experiment.  After about 5 minutes I felt kind-of sick to my stomach, and my throat, was really tight, and I felt itchy and sweaty on my arms, face and chest.
When I was a dental assistant back in the '80's, I didn't wear gloves very often.  Then recommendations and regulations changed that required me to wear gloves all the time.  I never had any problems with any type of reactions or anything while I was only wearing gloves occasionally.  When I started wearing gloves consistently, I started to notice...
My story is that two weeks ago I found out that my wonderful, expensive, healthy latex mattress is causing me a LOT of health problems.  Previously I'd known that the latex in my underwear caused redness and itching, but it did not bother me a lot.  However, about 3 years ago I purchased the latex mattress and my health has deteriorated severely...
I had been an ER nurse for 9 years before I began having problems with latex.  The time frame from my first severe reaction to my having to leave nursing was only 6 months and I am on Social Security disability as a result. My case started out as just latex but expanded to include cross-reactive foods and other chemicals.  I am about 1 step away...
I am Australian, and suffer from Bi-Phasic Inahalation Anaphylaxis to latex/rubber.  I was a nurse for 30 years, and developed contact anaphylaxis to latex in 1994.  I was able to manage this problem by going into unit management/education, thus did not have to wear gloves.  In 2007 I developed Inhalation Anaphylaxis, and lost my career.  I had 22...

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