Flashcards in Latex Allergy Quiz Deck (8)
Where is latex from?
Sap from a rubber tree
How can you be sensitized to latex?
-cutaneous absorption (absorbed through skin)
Type IV (4) Latex Sensitivity
-contact dermatitis (rash)
-pruritus (severe itching)
-erythema (painful bumps)
-vesicles (fluid of air filled cavity)
-drying papules (small raised pimple/swelling)
-crusting thickening skin
Type I (1) Latex Sensitivity
-urticaria (skin rash triggered by food/ingesting)
-dyspnea (difficult or labored breathing)
High Risk Individuals
-patients with spina bifida
-genitourinary tract abnormalities
-patients who undergo multiple procedures
-people who work in the rubber industry
When should procedure for latex sensitive patient take place?
ideally first case in the OR of the day using non latex gloves
Which medication is used for management of latex allergy?