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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 15.12.19 at 17:05:44 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Just had an email purporting to be from Tesco offering £800 if you click on a link.. I brief investigation confirms that it is not from Tesco but is a scam.
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Re: New here
 on: 06.12.19 at 17:04:24 
Started by Gem | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Hi Gem and welcome to the forum.   Don't worry about a post being long Gem it's good to hear about these things so that we can be prepared.
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Ladies beware!!
 on: 06.12.19 at 17:01:15 
Started by Gem | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Thanks for letting us know Gem.
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Ladies beware!!
 on: 06.12.19 at 14:25:23 
Started by Gem | Post by Gem
My most recent discovery is that false eyelash glue contains latex, thankfully I found this out before use!!
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / New here
 on: 06.12.19 at 10:59:42 
Started by Gem | Post by Gem
Iím Gem, I myself have a latex allergy which I believe has come from the amount of exposure I have had to it over the years, due to my disability and related issues and latex products I have used - which I have had to change!. Found through blood about 7/8 tests years ago, which I had also followed and informed everyone about even though I had never had a reaction, confirmed 3 years ago during an operation (I was first down to theatre!) when I had Anaphylaxis, caused by equiptment covering that contained latex (which proves the people you put your trust in to know what latex is in, infact do not know!  
 
I believe I had a reaction a few months ago (thankfully not as bad), after a hospital visit where the consultant did not wear gloves, but if she had been must have still had a trace of them still on her skin, that turned into cellulitis. I am just recovering from Allergy Contact Dermatitis, which I can put back to a few weeks ago, when I had both been the hairdressers on the Thursday (before touching me they reassured me that use latex free gloves) then on the Friday I had a district nurse and a student with me, the student was going to so it but the nurse had to take over, they tend to use dressing packs containing latex free gloves, but some nurses carry spare loose gloves, which Iím not sure if they are latex free, and I believe she used those, yet again they reassured me they only use latex free gloves, due to past experience I am also questioning things!  
 
Sorry for the long post, but that is the short version of my story!
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Treatment Centre - Queens Medical Centre Nottingha
 on: 05.12.19 at 16:21:03 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Had some really excellent news this morning.   I accompanied my wife to the treatment centre as I always do because of the danger from elastic bands.   He notes appeared in a plastic pouch with no elastic bands.   The nurse said that they have, for the most part, stopped using elastic bands. Smiley
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7  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 02.12.19 at 17:31:34 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Heads up **WARNING** I've just had a SCAM phone call telling me that £39.99 is being taken from my bank account for amazon prime? It said to cancel this transaction press "ONE" I know I don't have amazon prime so put the phone down and phoned amazon who confirmed it is a SCAM.
One person who did press "ONE" gave bank details and had £25,000 attempted to be taken from their bank account but! Luckily the bank stopped it to ask the owner if they had authorised it...
DON'T PRESS ONE... JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN
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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / BBC Article
 on: 02.12.19 at 15:58:30 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-50131150
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 19.10.19 at 22:36:49 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
If you get a call from 01274 786501 just hang up.   It's a scammer.   Will probably tell you he's from BT.
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 15.10.19 at 19:18:58 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Over 75s have to start paying for their TV License from next year.   Just received this in an email.   So obviously a scam.
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