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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Ocado delivery
 on: 18.09.20 at 16:19:16 
Started by ChristineH | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The health and safety executive have declared latex to be a dangerous substance and only to be used when absolutely necessary.   You might point that out to Ocado.   Also if one of their delivery drivers has an attack or become sensitised due to wearing those gloves then they will be actionable.
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Ocado delivery
 on: 18.09.20 at 11:33:20 
Started by ChristineH | Post by ChristineH
Be aware . Some Ocado delivery people are using Powdered latex gloves . I contacted them to ask if they could ensure a delivery to me was  with latex free gloves but although he could add a message on my delivery option he couldnít guarantee  it .  
Does anyone know of a supermarket who support latex free gloves ?
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 17.09.20 at 13:38:34 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
And so it begins!.
ĎGood Morning (At 1:30am)  I'm called from the NHS track and trace service, Sorry to wake you !!According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'
'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'
'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'
'Right. Um... so ....'
'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?'
'Ok (gives address)'
I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalize this and send the kit to you.'
'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free?'
'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you're ready.'
'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge.'
'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'
Puts the phone down.
This is how scammers work. And vulnerable people will fall for it.Ē
Don't fall for it.
 
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Flu Jab
 on: 26.07.20 at 12:09:53 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The last time I can remember seeing anything on the forum regarding flue jabs was about 5 years ago when the following contained latex:   Agrippal (Novartis Vaccines) contains latex in the prefilled syringe and should not be used (information supplied October 2014).  
 
Does anyone know whether any of the current injectors contain latex?
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi, Iím new here
 on: 22.06.20 at 09:21:38 
Started by Lea | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Hi Lea and welcome to the forum.  
 
The test will probably consist of what are known as skin prick tests.   This involves putting samples of various items that you may be allergic to and then a tiny prick through it to introduce it into the skin.   Don't worry about it; it's not at all painful and usually pretty accurate.   You are likely to be allergic to quite a lot of fruit that contains the same protein as latex.   Latex is, of course, derived from a plant and many other plants contain the same protein.   These are likely to include all large stoned fruits such as plums and cherries.   Bananas are a well known fruit that can have quite a bad effect and there are many others.   Good luck with the test and please let us know how you get on.
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Hi, Iím new here
 on: 21.06.20 at 14:04:45 
Started by Lea | Post by Lea
Hi, Iíve had a contact Latex allergy for years but last week had my first proper food allergy and we nearly ended up calling an ambulance.  Iíd eaten Papaya, this Friday I had a reaction to Bananas and Strawberries on separate occasions an thinking back we realised that Iím also allergic to Kiwis.  Iím waiting on an appointment at the allergy clinic in Nottingham.  I was wondering if anyone could give me any ideas on what type of tests they might do.  Thank you in advance.
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7  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Gloves
 on: 04.06.20 at 00:22:21 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by ChristineH
I am no longer shopping unless online . Even on public transport the general public are often wearing latex gloves . It has certainly increased my anxiety .
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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Gloves
 on: 05.04.20 at 17:26:58 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Be very careful folks.   Many checkout operators are wearing latex gloves.
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 24.03.20 at 14:38:41 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
There's an email going around:   As part of the NHS promise to battle the Covid - 19 virus, HMRC has issued a payment of £258 as a goodwill payment.   Follow link to apply
 
It then gives you a link to click on.   Do not click on the link.   This is a scam.
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 16.03.20 at 20:38:05 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Just received an email purporting to be from Paypal. † I checked with my Paypal account and there's nothing in it. † Wonder what would have happened if I had clicked on that link.
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