1. Latex Allergies)
The most common latex products we see are: tal equipment
Dipped latex products are the biggest culprits in triggering allergic reactions. These include:
- Rubber (latex) gloves, Balloons, Condoms
Symptoms of allergic reactions to latex:
- Dermatitis: Irritant-contact dermatitis, manifested as raw, inflamed, even blistered skin
- Itchy rashes, hives
- Nasal congestion (rhinitis),swelling, in the nose, mouth, and throat
- Eye irritation or conjunctivitis
- Respiratory problems, including asthma and rhino conjunctivitis
Avoidance: Avoidance is crucial in guarding against further sensitization and severe allergic reactions to latex. People who exhibit allergic symptoms after contact with latex should use latex-free versions of latex products in their homes and workplaces and should alert their health care providers that they need to be treated with latex-free equipment.
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that occurs in response to a particular trigger. The most commonly documented causes of anaphylaxis are:
- Insect venom
Exercise induced Anaphylaxis: People who develop exercise-induced Anaphylaxis show the following after doing some strenuous exercise - symptoms like fatigue, diffuse warmth, skin itching, skin redness, hives. These symptoms may later may progress to gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting), swelling of the throat, loss of consciousness.
Idiopathic Anaphylaxis: Idiopathic anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that occurs in the absence of any known allergen. In simpler terms, nobody really knows what causes idiopathic anaphylaxis. The symptoms of idiopathic anaphylaxis are the same as for other forms of anaphylaxis, with the main symptoms being:
- Swelling of the throat
- A drop in blood pressure
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Abdominal cramping
- Loss of consciousness
Allergic Conjunctivitis and Eye allergy
Allergy-causing substances like pollen and dander may cause dilatation of blood
vessels in the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the eye. The resulting reddening of the eyes is called allergic conjunctivitis, and is usually accompanied by itching and tearing.
The allergen causes certain cells in the eye (called mast cells) to release histamine and other substances or chemicals that cause blood vessels in the eyes to swell, and the eyes to become itchy, red and watery.
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