Latex Allergy | Diagnosis & Tests

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What should I do if I think I have a latex allergy?

See a doctor, preferably one with experience in treating latex allergy. Your doctor will take a detailed history and may confirm the diagnosis with a blood test. Skin testing is usually not used to test for latex allergy, except in some specialized centers. It can cause severe reactions if it isn't done by an experienced person.

Source

Latex Allergy by S Reddy, M.D. (American Family Physician August 01, 2001, http://www.aafp.org/afp/980101ap/reddy.html)

 

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 09/00

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