Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
147 Doctors are Online

Can my daughter have a hives reaction just by being near latex ?

My daughter, a nurse, has had hives for 6 months. It started after she discovered to latex, and now uses latex free gloves. Can she have a reaction just by being near latex? If she were allergic to penicillin, could the hives be caused by distributing penicillin? She is taking claritin and tagamet, which is not working. She sees an allergist in two weeks.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Mar 2011
Answers:  2 Views:  167
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
allergy can be occur from anything-touch,inhale,eat,drink
so only ur daughter can find it ,
make a diary
note everything,what she eat,touch,contact etc when she develop it
do it everytimes
by doing so for many time it is easy to find out cause,
cetrizine can work well
better to consult dermatologist
Answered: Fri, 29 Apr 2011
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
no only on coming contact with latex rubber she will develope hives not near to it. similarly if she is hypersensitive to penicillin then only on entering to systemic route she will develope it not by distributing it.only way is avoid these allergens.
Answered: Fri, 29 Apr 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor