I came to the clinic with a beautiful three-year-old child, the second day of her birthday with a swollen lips and a light cough. I asked her parents what I ate or what I played. The answer was more balloon blowing. Where the red color appeared around her mouth and after 8 hours: – Sleeping in this case, and said that his daughter suffers from the sensitivity of bananas only and did not eat banana a week ago, I asked her father Is anyone suffering from any sensitivity? He replied that the mother of the child suffers from allergies of pineapple, bananas and can not wear rubber gloves because they cause it strong itching, and then known that the child suffers from the sensitivity of latex.
What is latex:
Is the material from which natural rubber products are manufactured.
A product made from milky fluid derived from the rubber tree “Hevea brasiliensis” which is found in Africa and Southeast Asia.
The body of the patient with the sensitivity of latex misses the recognition of latex and considers it a harmful substance.
Latex allergies can cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or runny nose to shock, a potentially life-threatening condition. (Read also: Sneezing Automatic rejuvenation of the body)
Understanding latex sensitivity and familiarity with the common sources of ATX will help prevent allergic reactions in oneself or anyone else.
Latex is found in:
Balloons and balls.
Sports shoes and bags.
Packing equipment, gloves and respiratory masks.
Tubes, valves, tubes, trachea, nose and pharynx.
Curtains, doors, windows and mattresses.
Insulation materials, Electrical cables, adhesive tapes
Elastic bandages, stamps and envelopes.
Symptoms of latex sensitivity:
Symptoms may be immediate and appear immediately or after about 15 minutes after contact with latex.
Redness of the skin, swelling, itching and difficulty in breathing, as happened with the small child. (Read also: Problem related to difficulty breathing)
The symptoms can be even more serious.
Symptoms of latex sensitivity may appear late and appear after about two days in the form of eczema.
Types of allergic reactions:
1 – irritating contact dermatitis:
Not a real allergy.
It can be due to sweating or friction that occurs under gloves.
The rash often occurs in people wearing protective gloves, such as health and dental workers. (Read also: Heat rash: Symptoms and treatment)
The conjunctivitis usually makes irritating skin appear red, dry and cracked.
2 – allergic contact dermatitis:
Reaction to latex or chemical additives used during manufacturing.
The rash usually begins in parts that have been in contact with the latex of the skin, and may then spread to other areas.
It is also possible to develop blisters and roughness.
3. Overly sensitive response to the immune system:
This response is a real sensitivity of latex that leads to shock.
The sensitivity of latex can be associated with food allergies such as pineapple, bananas, kiwi, mango, melon, papaya, peach, spinach and tomatoes (read also: food allergy symptoms and treatment)
Diagnosis of latex sensitivity:
Test the skin prick.
Measure the proportion of globulin E in the blood, but the result of the test by acupuncture is more accurate and possible to know within a third of an hour.
If the symptoms of latex sensitivity are delayed, the late skin test should be performed by applying the test patches, which is to place the material for 3 days on the skin “patch test”
Treatment of latex sensitivity:
Keep away from latex and avoid it.
Carry a bag prescribed by the doctor and used in dangerous cases containing antihistamines, cortisone and adrenaline (Read also: How to resist the sensitivity of spring)
A latex free environment is essential especially in the operating room before surgery and latex gloves should be worn.
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