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This information was reviewed and approved by Karin A. Pacheco, MD, MSPH (1/1/2012).

Latex allergy can present a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • hives (contact urticaria);

  • itchy, watery eyes (conjunctivitis);

  • sneezing, runny nose (rhinitis);

  • wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness (asthma symptoms); and

  • in severe cases, systemic anaphylaxis including critical asthma symptoms, throat swelling, fall in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and, very rarely, death.

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