Fruit Allergies | Vytex Natural Rubber Latex

Fruit Allergies

Fruit allergies are a common problem for many people. These types of allergies are usually identified at an early age as a result of some childhood incident. Being allergic to certain fruits is typically isolated to one particular fruit, and it is rare that allergies are consistent for all fruits. These allergies usually do not stop at just fruits. Allergic responses to fruits – such as kiwi, passion fruit, mango, avocado and banana – have also been associated with natural rubber latex allergies.

If you are one of many who suffer from latex allergies, it is important to know what type of products you may use that contain latex. With over 40,000 products on the market that contain latex, the chances of you coming into contact with a product that contains latex is extremely high. Some of the everyday products you may come into contact with include:

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

Natural rubber latex (NRL) allergy can go into remission, from reduced exposure, while cross-reacting allergies (e.g., fruit allergies) may remain persistent based on repeated exposure to such food proteins. Thus, the after effects of latex allergy may continue to stress immunity long after the latex allergy has gone into remission.

Vytex® NRL has developed a revolutionary new product to help latex allergy sufferers. Vytex NRL is an eco-friendly latex material that significantly reduces the antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex.Vytex NRL is easy to introduce into any latex manufacturing environment that is currently using traditional NRL or synthetic substitutes. Vytex NRL adds very little to the cost of manufacturing. However, because it is low protein and retains the physical properties of NRL, products manufactured with Vytex NRL will command a premium price compared to traditional natural rubber latex.

If you or someone you know suffers from fruit allergies and would like to learn more about Vytex NRL and latex allergies, please contact us.