Latex Allergy | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Latex is a rubber product. Am I at risk for other rubber allergies?
  • What products contain latex? How do I avoid these?
  • How do I make sure that all members of my health care team know about my latex allergy?
  • How do I know if my allergic reactions are getting worse?
  • Could I be at risk for anaphylaxis? Do I need to carry epinephrine?
  • Do I need a medical alert bracelet? Where do I get one?
  • I’m sexually active. What’s a good alternative to latex condoms?


Latex Allergy by S Reddy, M.D. (American Family Physician August 01, 2001,


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