Health Tip: Are You Allergic to Latex?
(HealthDay News) -- Latex is a rubbery sap produced by trees that is used in many products, from balloons to rubber gloves. Latex allergy is common, and symptoms vary.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology mentions these possible symptoms:
- Skin that appears red, scaly or itchy after touching latex.
- A runny nose, sneezing, wheezing or coughing.
- Itchy throat or watery, itchy eyes.
- Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction potentially characterized by difficulty breathing or swallowing, passing out, chest tightness or vomiting.