Type of latex rubber material used for many products ranging from milk teats, toy balloons to condoms. But unfortunately, this latex is the most often trigger allergies although sometimes people confuse allergy from which source.
Products made from latex that most often trigger allergies are due to many use condoms. Health equipment also contain latex and can trigger allergies but not too much attention because it is only used in certain circles.
Latex is a material made of latex rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) that have elastic properties, strong and durable. Because it is so, these materials are widely used to make condoms and other medical equipment and household needs.
Several other products that contain latex condom allergy triggers are:
1. Balloon toy
Although strong and durable, this material contains a number of proteins that can cause allergic reactions in some people sensitive to it. The materials were added in the process such as mercapto-benzothiazole production can also cause allergies.
In general, 1 to 6 percent of users experienced allergic to latex material, is largely due to a condom. While among the health workers, allergies experienced by 10 per cent of users of medical devices made of latex.
Types of allergic reaction there is a variety such as irritation and itching of the skin. In highly sensitive individuals, allergic reactions can include shortness of breath and even accompanied by a drastic reduction in blood pressure that trigger anaphylactic shock.
Another interesting fact to note is that, nearly 50 percent of individuals who have an allergy to latex are also allergic to fruits such as avocado, banana, kiwi, plums, strawberries and tomatoes. Types of these fruits contain proteins similar to latex rubber to make the latex.
Since there is no cure for it, latex allergy can only be prevented by avoiding the trigger and replace it with a product made from synthetic rubber. Health products such as condoms, diaphragms, and latex-free gloves are easily found in pharmacies and hospital pharmacy.
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