TEST QUESTION: Latex Allergy

TEST QUESTION: Latex Allergy

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CORRECT ANSWER: C) Banana.


Banana, kiwi, avocado, grapes, chestnuts, apples, melons, potatoes, celery, tomatoes, and some other fruits and vegetables, have been linked with latex allergy.

An allergic reaction is basically an overreaction of the body’s immune system, to a substance that is generally harmless

Latex is made from a rubber tree sap. And some of the foods that are related to latex allergy have similar proteins as found in this sap.


 

REFERENCE:

Latex Allergy-WebMD

AAFA.org

DISCLAIMER:

This is intended for medical professionals and students only. This is not intended to serve as medical advice or to help diagnosis. If you think you have any of these symptoms it is recommended to see a medical professional as soon as possible. If you think you have a medical emergency-contact your local emergency services. This is not intended to replace clinical judgement or guide decision making. Medical decisions (personal or professional) should not be based off of this post.

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