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Thank god u didn't find out u were allergic to latex during a prostate exam.

I'm sure you were itching to know what the hell was goin on


I'm sure you were itching to know what the hell was goin on

Especially now that itch has confirmed your need to find non-latex condoms. Good luck OP.

Durex and trojan both make nitrile condoms for those allergic to latex. The clinics and hospitals also have nitrile gloves for the same reason, though OP might need another allergy test before trying either, just in case.

Yeah, it was my understanding that doctors don't even use latex anymore. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank god u didn't find out u were allergic to latex during a prostate exam.

Or a cervical smear test if they were a woman - ouch!

Look on the bright side, at least you now know what to avoid to prevent yourself from suffering a reaction. Allergies are not fun, but they are manageable. :)

And because of that, you'll have to redo it. FYL 100%

That my actually be a good point. Would the reaction from the latex screw the test up? How could they know they were allergic to 35 of them if the whole grid might have been covered with latex rash? Unless he just touched you off on the side once and it reacted separately.

But they did say 35 OUT of 40 so that means at least 5 didnt react so i would assume the doctor accidentally touch them after the test was done

so since the doctor touched all the samples with the gloves, they all became contaminated?

Well then never play Russian Roulette with a bag of Revels or mixed nuts...

Sucks for you buddy, but the doctor should have know to not fondle your back if you were having an allergy test done.

They didn't know OP had a latex allergy.

There are a such thing as non-latex gloves though.. Maybe his healthcare providers should make the switch

Generally they use latex unless there's a specific note in their chart that says the patient is allergic to latex. At least, that's how it was at the office I worked at. And it's actually really rare for someone to be allergic enough to latex to cause a severe reaction. Usually it's just a little redness and itching.

And again how would they know if they are in for an ALLERGY test they should have used non latex just in case.

Yeah that's true. I'm not sure if there's a specific test for a latex allergy other than coming in contact with it some other way. But I see what you mean. I'm actually allergic to vinyl gloves, so I have to use latex. I'm curious as to how OP has never come in contact with latex before though.

Allergies can form later in life, like me, never allerigic to aloe vera or certain chemicals until i was 15 now i have to be very careful with every hygine product i use so i dont break out in to hives, and my grandfather was allergic to bees until he was in his 50s even though he had been stung many times before that

At least your not allergic to bacon.

:| Thank you for giving me a nightmare >:C

He's referring to a past FML. A guy was actually allergic to bacon.

Poor thing .. Maybe you should walk around in a bubble!!

like John Travolta or Jake Gyllenhaal? :)

Or Bart Simpson?

Sorry OP that does suck but at least you're aware of your allergies now.

I didn't think that doctors or hospitals still used latex gloves. sorry Op.

Yeah, the medical personnel here switched to nitrile a decade ago because so many people were developing latex allergies.