By Anonymous - 15/07/2013 04:23 - United States - Clarks Summit

Today, I had an allergy test. Not only was I allergic to 35 out of the 40 items, they also found out that I'm allergic to the latex gloves my doctor happened to be wearing. Now my entire back is covered in a rash that will last at least another week. FML
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Thank god u didn't find out u were allergic to latex during a prostate exam.

Martinez0285 28

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


Martinez0285 28

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.

TheDrifter 23

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.

Allornone 35

Or during sex

Geometric 18

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

Geometric 18

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

AllThatHit 7

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

Wizardo 33

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.

CharresBarkrey 15

They didn't know OP had a latex allergy.

Wowxoxo 17

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

CharresBarkrey 15

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.

CharresBarkrey 15

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

Zimmington 21

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

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

Martinez0285 28

like John Travolta or Jake Gyllenhaal? :)

RadeonDerp 24

Or Bart Simpson?

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

kaymi 17

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.