NCLEX RN Practice Question # 899.

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 899.


nclex examination.


Latex Allergy


  • Latex allergy is a hypersensitivity to latex.
  • The source of the allergic reaction is thought to be thevproteins in the natural rubber latex or the variousvchemicals used in the manufacturing process of latexvgloves.
  • Symptoms of the allergy can range from mildvcontact dermatitis to moderately severe symptoms ofvrhinitis, conjunctivitis, urticaria, and bronchospasm tovsevere life-threatening anaphylaxis.


Latex Allergy At-risk individuals:

  • Health care workers
  • Individuals who work in the rubber industry
  • Individuals having multiple surgeries
  • Individuals with spina bifida
  • Individuals who wear gloves frequently, such as food handlers, hairdressers, and auto mechanics
  • Individuals allergic to kiwis, bananas, pineapples, tropical fruits, grapes, avocados, potatoes, hazelnuts, and water chestnuts

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