Triage for probable latex allergy?
November 6, 2011 3:33 PM Subscribe
Lil' girl appears to have developed an actual latex allergy. Where can I find latex-free undies tonight in north county San Diego? What do I need to be careful of while we're waiting to make a doc appointment?
posted by moira to health & fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She's always had sensitive skin, and standard band-aids give her a nasty rash. We chalked the bandage reactions up to potential latex sensitivity, but didn't worry much.
Today, she found and put on a too-small pair of undies and showed redness laterally at the waistband and leg openings. Thinking they were just too tight, we took them off and put on her usual size. Hours later, the redness was obviously a rash and she'd developed hives on her torso and arms, more concentrated near the rashes. Both pairs of underwear say they are 100% cotton, but the waistbands and leg openings are stretchy and feel like another material.
We're washing her off and watching her, but in the meantime she's undies-less and we're clueless about latex.
(Because of a previous allergic reaction to an unknown something - assumed to be a food she ate at a restaurant - we have Benadryl and epi-pens and know when and how to use them.)