By Anonymous - 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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  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.

By  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. :)

  Soloman212  |  28

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.

  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.

  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.

  Shilokitten666  |  19

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