Nursing diagnosis – risk for laterx allergy response

ShareRisk for allergy latex response DEFINITION Risk of hypersensitivity to natural latex rubber products RISK FACTORS • RISK FOR LATEX ALLERGY RESPONSE • Spina bifida • Frequent medical or occupational exposure to latex • History of atopy • History of food allergies, such as allergies to bananas, kiwi, avocados, chestnuts, or pineapple • Professions that [...]

Nursing diagnosis – latex allergy response

ShareLatex Allergy Response DEFINITION A hypersensitive reaction to natural latex rubber products DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS Immediate reactions (1 hr of exposure) can be life-threatening • Contact urticaria progressing to generalized symptoms • Edema of the lips, eyelids, sclera, tongue, uvula, and/or throat • Shortness of breath or tightness in the chest, wheezing or bronchospasm leading to [...]