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1  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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2  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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3  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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4  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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5  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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6  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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7  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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8  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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9  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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10  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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