According to the dentists of Orem, latex allergy is the condition in which a person’s immune system acts adversely to latex contact. Latex containing products are made from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). Allergic reaction to the latex may cause runny nose, itching, and hives.
In some people, the symptoms can be extreme, causing difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, and unconsciousness. If left untreated the condition can be fatal also. To find out if you are allergic to latex, you should visit your health care provider. Normally a blood test is done to find out your allergy to latex.
Unfortunately, there is no cure to latex energy. However, there are some preventions like avoiding products that contain latex and if you have been diagnosed with IgE-mediated allergic reaction, carry an injectable epinephrine.
Inform your dentist in advance about your medical condition. May be they will provide you with a medical alert bracelet that would inform people about your condition.