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How can I avoid a latex allergy at my doctor's office?

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Call ahead before any appointment and tell them about your allergy.

Set your appointment for the first thing in the morning. There's less chance that latex particles will be in the air then.

Tell all doctors, nurses, and schedulers about your allergy . Everything from stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs to IV tubing can have latex.

From: Latex Allergy Checklist WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Latex Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Latex Allergy."

Cincinnati Children's: "Latex Allergy."

New York State Department of Health: "Latex Allergy - Information for Health Professionals."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Latex Allergy."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Latex Allergy."

Cincinnati Children's: "Latex Allergy."

New York State Department of Health: "Latex Allergy - Information for Health Professionals."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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