Advertisement

How does a latex allergy develop?

Latex allergy generally develops after repeated exposure to products containing natural rubber latex. When latex-containing medical devices or supplies come in contact with mucous membranes, the membranes may absorb latex proteins. The immune system of some susceptible individuals produces antibodies that react immunologically with these antigenic proteins.

Continue Learning about Environmental Allergies

What Are the Different Categories of Allergies?
What Are the Different Categories of Allergies?
What are the Different Types of Allergy Treatments?
What are the Different Types of Allergy Treatments?
What are the Long Term Benefits of Immunotherapy?
What are the Long Term Benefits of Immunotherapy?
What Role Do Genetics Play in Allergies?
What Role Do Genetics Play in Allergies?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.