Allergy and Latex | Vytex Natural Rubber Latex

Allergy and Latex

Allergy and latex go hand in hand, especially in the healthcare industry. Although the exact causes of allergies related to latex products are not certain, repeated exposure certainly contributes to the irritations.

Common products made of latex include:

  • Balloons
  • Latex gloves (used by healthcare workers, restaurant workers, housekeepers and hairdressers)
  • Condoms
  • Grocery store checkout belts
  • Dental devices
  • Pacifiers
  • Foam mattresses
  • Elastic threads in undergarments and clothing
  • Baby toys

Many people may be allergic to latex but do not even realize it because they are not aware of the symptoms. It is important to understand and pinpoint the symptoms of latex allergies. These include:

  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Irritated or watery eyes
  • Swollen eyes
  • Itching
  • Difficulty  breathing

If you have suffered from one of the symptoms above, make an effort to identify any product you use on a regular basis that is made of latex and contact your physician about any concerns you have. You can ask about being tested for latex allergy.

Vytex NRL is a patented specialty chemical that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural latex. It is easily integrated into most manufacturing processes and can be substituted in any product application where traditional natural rubber latex or synthetic substitutes are used. The demand for latex-safe products is on the rise. Manufacturers and medical professionals are leading the charge to provide safer latex products.

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