Types of Latex Allergies.
type IV allergic contact dermatitis
-caused by the chemicals used in the manufacturing process of latex gloves.
-delayed reaction that occurs within 6 to 48 hours.
- first dryness, pruritus, fissuring, and cracking of the skin, followed by redness, swelling, and crusting at 24 to 48 hours. -Chronic exposure can lead to lichenification, scaling, and hyperpigmentation. The dermatitis may extend beyond the area of physical contact with the allergen.
type I allergic reaction
-response to the natural rubber latex proteins and occurs within minutes of contact with the proteins.
-manifestations of these allergic reactions can vary from skin redness, urticaria, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, or asthma to full-blown anaphylactic shock.
-Systemic reactions to latex may result from exposure to latex protein via various routes, including the skin, mucous membranes, inhalation, and blood
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