The Relationship Between Latex Allergies & Food

There is a relationship between latex and certain fruits and vegetables. These food based allergic reactions, in connection with latex, occur not only when the fruit/vegetables is eaten, but when in contact with skin, and in some cases smelled. These cross reactive foods can effect 30-50% of those who have latex sensitivities. Studies have shown […]

Managing the Risk of Latex Allergy in Spina Bifida

The risk of latex allergy in children with spina bifida is remarkably high. Roughly half of children with spina bifida have an allergy to latex,1 while others report numbers approaching 70%. In some children, the reaction to latex is mild—latex allergens on the skin may cause rash. In others, the reactions are serious and severe, […]

Practical Ways to Anticipate and Manage Latex Allergy

Latex can be found almost everywhere in healthcare settings. Latex is in virtually every clinic, hospital room, and surgical settings in the form of protective medical gloves, adhesive bandages, catheter tubing, infusion sets, and many other products and devices. At the same time, latex poses a threat to those who have an allergy to it. […]