Latex Allergy Stories

Everyday people share their experiences with latex allergy. Submit your own story today!

I am a nurse working in the operating room. After a few years of wearing powdered latex gloves I developed a dermatitis reaction and changed to non latex gloves. One day I went in to relieve another nurse. Within a few minutes, I had red welts on my face, chest and trunk. After a few more minutes, I began having trouble breathing. I went to the...
I had never had a problem with latex allergies before. In fact, I was a clown you used the "character balloons" in my shows. I was diagnosed with MRSA in late 2004. Soon after, I began a treatment for the MRSA with a drug called Zyvox. It threw my immune system into overdrive and I could not tolerate ANY medication necessary to maintain my healthy...
I am (was) a health care worker and I was recently forced to leave the field because of a progressive latex allergy. I was diagnosed 2 years ago with a contact allergy which was reasonably easy to control. However, in the past month, I had 2 reactions in which I started to experience respiratory symptoms. I was informed by my employer that I could...

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