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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Complaints about businesses / Re: Latex balloons in hospital
 on: 27.01.20 at 17:48:21 
Started by Kim2 | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Be very careful when around balloons Christine, my wife went into anaphylaxis in the City Hospital, Nottingham after walking into a room with a display of balloons. †Balloons are coated with a powder to stop the latex sticking and the powder can become airborne and it carries the protein that causes the problem which becomes attached to the powder.
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / EMERADE auto injectors
 on: 27.01.20 at 17:15:02 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
There was an item on BBC news this morning regarding the Emerade epi pens made by  Bausch + Lomb.   Some of them are failing to fire.   If you have one of these please be aware.
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Re: Ladies beware!!
 on: 27.01.20 at 09:49:25 
Started by Gem | Post by ChristineH
I had a bad reaction to eye lash glue . There are latex free ones out there now but I wonít be trying them because I donít really trust the term Latex Free .
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Complaints about businesses / Re: Latex balloons in hospital
 on: 27.01.20 at 09:41:14 
Started by Kim2 | Post by ChristineH
Hi . I have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 latex allergy following skin prick testing after having an anaphylactic reaction. It is a learning curve for me but I am not sure how I will react if around ballon displays ie in shops . Or wether it is just if I touch them ? Got another allergy appointment coming up at Broomfield Hospital and so many questions. †
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi
 on: 26.01.20 at 09:28:31 
Started by Vivian | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
It's always been a problem Vivian.   Many manufacturers have no idea about latex.   Paint manufacturers refer to latex as something entirely different.   When we first opened the forum many doctors had never heard of latex allergy.   Fortunately, most hospitals now no longer use latex.
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Hi
 on: 25.01.20 at 20:41:40 
Started by Vivian | Post by Vivian
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I have undiagnosed latex allergy. Only skin contact so far but a bit paranoid about it moving up the scale.  Thought I might pick up some tips or advice here. Fed up with trying to contact sellers to find out if "rubber" means latex or silicone, and generally finding that whereas everyone knows about nut allergies, latex allergy meets with scorn or incomprehension!
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7  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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8  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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9  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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10  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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