Latex Allergy Treatment in Mercer Island, WA
Latex allergies are an immune response your body produces when you are exposed to latex. They are commonly triggered when using latex gloves. They may also be triggered by airborne particles released by products containing latex.
People who are frequently exposed to latex (such as medical professionals) are at higher risk of having latex allergies. Latex allergies are also common amongst those with spina bifida who are often frequently exposed to latex in medical products early on in life.
Symptoms of Latex Allergies
Latex allergies typically have the same symptoms as other common allergic reactions including, hives , rashes, swelling, and itchiness. Anaphylaxis is also possible and can be life-threatening.
Common symptoms of latex allergies include:
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of the mouth, lips, face, throat, and other affected areas
- Itching and tingling in affected areas
- Constricted airways
- Rapid pulse
Latex Allergy Treatment
Latex allergies are commonly treated with corticosteroids and antihistamines. Anaphylaxis is a possible symptom with latex allergies and can be very life-threatening. Doctors use epinephrine (also called adrenaline) to help reduce symptoms and open the airways.
Carrying an epinephrine autoinjector may increase your chances of surviving anaphylactic shock by providing a source of immediate treatment. Wearing a medical alert bracelet to notify people of your latex allergy may help if you are unable to respond.
Request more information about latex allergies today. Call (206) 966-4522 or contact Dr. Marina Abrams online.
Water's Edge Natural Medicine
Address3131 Elliott Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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