Latex Allergy Management
This area of our site offers information and resources on latex allergy, including documented facts and data, as well as news articles, links to other resources and product alternatives.

Natural rubber latex is used in many products, from toys to carpets, from erasers to rubber bands. In health care, latex is commonly found in many products including gloves, catheters, bandages, tourniquets and many others. Designed to protect both professional and patient from the spread of infection, latex gloves cause no problems for the vast majority of people who use them. Some people, however, are allergic to natural rubber latex. Healthcare professionals need to learn the facts about this allergy and how best to help assure the health and safety of patients and those who care for them.

Note: The information provided here is for general educational purposes and is not a substitute for specific medical advice by a physician. The information, programs and policies reviewed here are for illustrative purposes only. Each healthcare institution should tailor its policies, guidelines and approach to its unique circumstances, taking into account its facilities, employees and patient population.


Latex Allergy Management

This area of our site offers information and resources on latex allergy, including documented facts and data, as well as news articles, links to other resources and product alternatives. Learn more
Assessing NRL Allergy

Assessing NRL Allergy

There are several types of dermal reactions to latex, including irritation (non-allergic), Type I hypersensitivity (protein allergy) or Type IV hypersensitivity (chemical allergy). Learn more
Clinical studies

Clinical Studies

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Issues by Area

Issues by Area

Information that is specific to certain areas of healthcare Learn more
Management Tools

Management Tools

Resources and tools to help manage latex allergy at your facility Learn more
Product Alternatives

Product Alternatives

Cardinal Health offers latex-free alternatives for many products that commonly contain natural rubber latex Learn more
Resources and links

Resources and links

Links to other sites that provide information about latex allergy. Learn more