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Old 10-25-2013, 02:21 AM
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Default Latex Worries and Spina Bifida

Children with Spina Bifida are over exposed to latex products. The constant care that they need
Prompts them to be in the presence of gloved hands. About half of children with Spina Bifida suffer from latex allergy. This may seem like a
minor thing but it can become fatal. The symptoms start as; coughing, wheezing, scratchy throat, itchy eyes, watery eyes, runny nose, skin redness,
hives and rashes.

A medical emergency can happen if anaphylactic reaction to the latex causing anaphylaxis, which when the body goes into shock.
The signs to look for when this occurs are; loss of consciousness, dizziness, confusion, slurred speech,
severe wheezing, Difficulty breathing because the tongue and windpipe have swollen, Severe drop in blood pressure (hypotension), Rapid or weak pulse
Diarrhea, Blue hue of the skin, including lips and nail beds.

This is preventable, and with the other issues that these children have to deal with, let latex allergic reaction not be one of them.
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