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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Epipen Trainer Pens.
 on: 05.10.21 at 08:57:44 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The trainer pens are being sold by Amazon for £14.99 plus £4.99 postage.   This is an absolute rip off.
 
You can get them free from https://www.epipen.co.uk/en-gb/hcp/patient-support/epipen-trainer-pen
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / New allergy law
 on: 01.10.21 at 09:06:53 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58756597
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Symbols
 on: 16.08.21 at 18:18:10 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The latest Latex Free symbols
 
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from NZ
 on: 25.06.21 at 14:54:19 
Started by Darrell | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Hi Darrell and welcome to the forum.   It sounds like you might have the Type 4 Latex Allergy.   Do you have any problems with eating fruit?
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Hello from NZ
 on: 24.06.21 at 21:35:19 
Started by Darrell | Post by Darrell
Hello
 
My name is Darrell (female btw) and I am from Hastings New Zealand.
 
We don't have a latex allergy support group here although I understand there are quite a few of us with it.
 
I found out I had this allergy in 2016 following a visit to the dentist....nightmare tongue swelled and blistered severely and since then it has been a giant learning curve of can and cannot eat this or touch that.
 
Looking forward to getting to know how you all manage day to day with it.
 
Cheers
D
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 26.04.21 at 17:00:20 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Just had this in an email:  
 
'Your Amazon Prime membership is set to renew on 26 May 2021. However, we've noticed that the card associated with your Prime membership is no longer valid. To update the default payment method for your membership, click here to log-in to your account.'
 
It's a scam.
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7  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Covid Testing
 on: 20.02.21 at 13:26:00 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Anyone who is Type 1 that has to go for a Covid Test should ask for assisted testing and state that they are allergic to latex.   Apparently the test kit comes in two bags and the outer bag is sealed with a latex based glue.   Anyone allergic should not open the bag.   Assisted testing is done by a nurse and she opens the bag and then changes her gloves.
 
Stay safe everyone.
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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 03.02.21 at 12:36:57 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Just got a call from my banks fraud prevention unit.  Nice fella called Lukas. Kind enough to send me through a text under my banks umbrella text number to prove he was genuine and legitimate.  Told me how my account was being frequently used in Birmingham and confirmed the last 4 digits of my account number.  Reiterated that he didn't need my full account number or pin as he was going to cancel my card, for my own safety.  I'd get a new card out in 3 days.  As I said, very nice, very genuine sounding and very convincing..  All he needed me to do was call out the code sent to my phone.
If I had've called out the code, which my actual bank had sent me as a warning that someone was trying to authorise a large purchase through my account, that code would have allowed him to proceed with the transaction and I would have been up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
As such, when I told him I'd ring him back, he became much more insistent, saying that he hadn't asked me for my full account number or pin and was in fact helping me.
I reiterated that I would ring him back and eventually he hung up the phone very abruptly
Checked with my bank who confirmed it was indeed a scam.
Be careful folks.  Be on your guard.
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 06.01.21 at 15:11:51 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Be warned that the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has received evidence of fraudulent messages being sent to the public informing them a new dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
 
People are being sent a text message claiming to be from the NHS which informs the recipient that, "we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine." The message ends with a link to a website mocked up to look like a legitimate NHS platform. The website requests personal details, including name and address and banking details.   The NHS will not ask for banking details.
 
The CTSI has said “this is the latest in a series of scams themed around the pandemic in circulation since last March. With the UK vaccine rollout underway, scammers have modified their scam to consider this new development.”
 
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Be Warned
 on: 19.12.20 at 12:52:55 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Do not open any link you might receive from mark.w.raineyz@thedishwashersson.com.   There is no such email address and the link will direct you to a scam.
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