Posted by marguerite
on February 28, 2000 at 11:20:08:
latex allergyis one of the most difficult to test.
it is sometimes cross related to chemical aller such asmercaptobenzothiazole(mbt) which invoves a great no. of thing and also colonpnony which the two of them are more but also the same as the list for latex allergy
colophony (rosin) this list is so close to the latex list of thing to stay away from some docors say they are the same and other say they are not. so if you are test negative to latex have a patch test for MBT AND COLOPHONY(ROSIN) I WAS TESTED AT MAYO'S THE P[ATCH STAYED ON FOR TREE OR FIVE DAYS , i am deffinityly allergic to these two plastic tape is part of the colophony and my skin was raw from the plastic tape. being allergic to latex is hard but the struggle to find out what to stay away from is even harder.
anyone else having any tips on how to deal with the latex allergy. e-mail me Pfirstname.lastname@example.org