Could Latex Gloves Cause Allergy?

Latex gloves can cause allergy, but in recent years new techniques and prolonged washings at the end of the production process have reduced the content of latex proteins responsible for allergic reactions. Latex allergy is an immediate allergy (or type I hypersensitivity reaction) involving the production of specific IgE antibodies to certain latex proteins and the release of particular cells by substances (such as Histamine) responsible for clinical manifestations. In recent years, thanks to new production techniques, it is possible to state that natural or synthetic latex and low-protein synthetic latex gloves significantly reduce clinical symptoms and allergic sensitivities.