Shower Cap Latex Free
Shower Cap for People Allergic to Latex
Quantity: pack of 10 units
Protect and Keep your hair and scalp dry during shower with our Shower Caps specifically designed for people with Latex Allergy
Suitable for all head sizes and hair lengths, these clear shower caps are made with relaxed elastic for a comfortable fit. Ideal for personal use, hairdressing and beauty services.
- Latex free
- Suitable for all head sizes and hair lengths
- Colour: Clear
- Relaxed elastic for a comfortable fit
A latex allergy is the reaction of your body’s immune system to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, an item produced from the rubber tree. It is used to make products like rubber gloves, condoms, rubber bands and medical devices. When you have a latex allergy, your body mistakenly identifies latex as a harmful substance and triggers the release of antibodies to fight it.
Coming in contact with these products can result in an allergic reaction. Some individuals have allergic reactions from skin contact with latex, whereas others have allergic reactions just by breathing in latex fibers in the air.
Depending on how sensitive you are to latex and how much of it you come into contact with, the symptoms of a latex allergy can be minor to severe. Additionally, because your immune system is likely to react more strongly each time you are exposed to latex, your allergic reaction could get worse over time.
The common symptoms include
- Rash or hives
- Cou throat
- Inflammation of the eyes
- Redness of skin
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Eczema or blisters on hands
- Difficulty breathing
There are chances of a severe reaction to latex, which is known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis develops on latex exposure in highly sensitive people, and can be life-threatening. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include severe breathing difficulty, dizziness, drop in blood pressure, shock and loss of consciousness. In rare cases, it can even lead to death.
What to do in case of a latex allergy?
Firstly, avoid any contact with latex products. Since a latex allergy can worsen the more you come in contact with it, clear your home of all latex products. Always check labels of products to ensure they do not contain latex. “Hypoallergenic” products might not be latex-free, so ensure to check those as well. Wear some kind of a medical alert identification to tell people around you in case of an allergic reaction.
Secondly, whenever you detect traces of latex allergy in your body, contact an allergy-specialist doctor. If possible, visit your allergist when you’re having an allergy reaction, which will help in proper diagnosis. Moreover, ask your doctor for a letter about your latex allergy. When you feel like you’re having a more severe reaction or an anaphylactic one, seek emergency medical care.
In case of a skin allergy, your doctor might prescribe antihistamines, corticosteroid medicines and ointments like calamine or a hydrocortisone cream. In case of severe reactions, you might need Epinephrine, IV fluids and observational care from medical professionals.
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