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How can you get exposed to latex?

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You can get exposed to latex:

  • Through the skin, such as when you wear latex gloves
  • Through mucous membranes, such as the eyes, mouth, vagina, and rectum
  • Through inhalation. Rubber gloves contain a powder that can be inhaled.
  • Through the blood. This can happen when some medical devices containing rubber are used.

From: Are You Allergic to Latex? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: "Latex Allergy: Tips to Remember."

Pollart, S. , December 2009. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 03, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: "Latex Allergy: Tips to Remember."

Pollart, S. , December 2009. American Family Physician

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 03, 2018

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