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How can I avoid a latex allergy while at home?

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Use non-latex gloves for cleaning, washing dishes, and other household chores.

Check your clothes for elastic waistbands or rubber soles. Don't wear rubber raincoats and rain boots.

Check your bathroom for latex condoms, rubber bath-mats, and rubber toothbrush grips.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or carry a card that lists your allergy.

Check labels on everything.

If you might have a serious reaction, carry two epinephrine injections.

Watch what you eat. Some people with latex allergies have reactions to foods like bananas, avocados, kiwis and chestnuts.

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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