Can latex examination gloves cause allergies?

Yes. Latex examination gloves can cause allergies. Some individuals can have an allergic reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Natural rubber latex is found in most latex gloves, and many medical, household, and other consumer products. The amount of latex exposure needed to produce allergies is not known, but increasing the exposure increases the risk. Even low levels can trigger allergic reactions in some sensitized individuals, even if they never experienced symptoms before.

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