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1  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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2  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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3  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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4  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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5  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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6  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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7  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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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Anaphylaxis awareness week
 on: 03.03.20 at 11:07:05 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Anaphylaxis awareness week 4th - 10th May.
 
https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/events/anaphylaxis-awareness-week/
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Dismissal due to Type 1 latex allergy
 on: 25.02.20 at 19:41:05 
Started by ChristineH | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
That is disgusting Christine. † Are you a member of a union? † If not, I should consult a solicitor and sue for wrongful dismissal.   It might also be useful to contact the Anaphylaxis Campaign.   https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Dismissal due to Type 1 latex allergy
 on: 25.02.20 at 16:21:29 
Started by ChristineH | Post by ChristineH
I am a Nurse working in the Custody setting and recently diagnosed with Type 1 Latex allergy following an anaphylactic reaction at work . It is assumed it was due to inhaled protein when a refurb was under way . I also get reactions to a lesser degree from direct contact with latex /natural rubber .  
This is all new to me and I trying to navigate my way through things I need to avoid .  
Work made some adjustments to accommodate but unfortunately people still brought items into my work space that caused a reaction . I am now not allowed to return to work and I think from the tone of letters they are looking to dismiss me .  
Anyone got any information that could help or been dismissed due an allergy .  
I canít afford not to work .
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