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All Design Veronique Medical Garments Are Latex-free

Here’s why.

Many people are allergic to LATEX and may not know it. Here’s what you should know about latex and the possible risks it poses.

Allergies to latex can vary in severity. Skin irritation, contact dermatitis, hives, coughing, wheezing, swelling, or itching are some of the symptoms of latex allergy. An extreme allergy to latex can be fatal and result in anaphylactic shock. Allergies to latex might appear gradually at first and get worse with each encounter. Severe latex allergy reactions can occur in some persons right away.

Most people don’t think twice about latex, they take it for granted as part of the fabrics in their wardrobe. But the reality is, latex is a common cause of fabric-related allergies.

7 Important Facts About Latex

  1. Who is at risk?
    Everyone. Latex sensitivity is increasing. An allergic reaction to natural rubber latex is particularly common in healthcare professionals and other individuals who are frequently exposed to the material. 

  2. Others at risk
    In addition to people who are frequently exposed to natural rubber latex in their work, (health workers/industrial workers) those who have undergone multiple surgeries or children with spinal bifida are also at risk for an allergic reaction. 

  3. Symptoms of a latex allergy
    A rash may be the first symptom you notice. But, of course, rash could be a symptom of other allergies as well. Latex allergy could also mimic a cold with sneezing, runny nose or swollen or itchy eyes. Some people have experienced similar symptoms to asthma including wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. 

  4. What is allergic contact dermatitis?
    Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by chemicals used to produce rubber gloves. Symptoms may appear as blisters or a rash that looks like poison ivy. Consult a physician for a correct diagnosis and treatment. 

  5. Health risks of allergic reaction to latex
    Allergic reactions to latex can be quite serious, even life threatening. It is important to take precautions and take any medications prescribed by your doctor. 

  6. Limit exposure to products with latex
    The best way to avoid the dangers of latex allergy is to look for latex-free products like those from Design Veronique.  Repeated exposure to latex and its chemical components can cause more serious problems down the road, including asthma. 

  7. Danger of Anaphylactic Shock
    Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction which can happen almost immediately after being exposed, especially in those who are highly allergic to the material. In these cases, it is critical to get an epinephrine injection immediately, then get to the Emergency Room. This kind of reaction can occur when the latex material comes in contact with broken skin or mucous membranes. 


As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  So, at the first sign of a latex allergic reaction, you should avoid further contact with the suspicious material and consult your doctor immediately.

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not intended to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Based on studies, charts, and published findings, it is intended to be used for guidance only. We encourage you to verify any information found here with your medical provider. Design Veronique strives to protect patients with allergies by avoiding the use of latex in all of our products. You can feel safe in a Design Veronique compression garment.

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