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Latex Allergy in Children

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Some children have an allergy or sensitivity to latex. Your child may experience symptoms such as wheezing or hives after blowing up a rubber balloon, inhaling the powder found inside latex gloves, or any time a product made from latex comes into contact with your child’s skin, mucous membranes, or even bloodstream (during surgery, for example).

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