I think my allergist kept me alive. I didn’t think I would live.
Gerri, who had a life-threatening reaction to latex
Allergists are specially trained to help you take control of your allergies and asthma, so you can live the life you want. If you suspect you’re allergic to latex, the best thing to do is see an allergist.
People who are at higher risk for developing latex allergy include:
- Health care workers and others who frequently wear latex gloves
- People who have had multiple surgeries (for example, 10 or more), such as children with spina bifida
- People who are often exposed to natural rubber latex, including rubber industry workers
- People with other allergies, such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or allergy to certain foods
Find an allergist
An allergist has specialized training and expertise in managing allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma. They can develop a plan for rhinitis treatment. The goal will be to enable you to lead a life that is as normal and symptom-free as possible.