Latex Allergy Alert Medical ID Bracelet

At Mediband, we work hard to help you stay safe and feel protected at all times. If you suffer from latex allergy, we have you covered. Our medical bands make it easy to alert others of your risks.


Understanding Latex Allergy


Most people who are allergic to latex have had frequent exposure to latex over many years. The majority are medical professionals and patients who have had a number of operations, such as those with spina bifida. Many usually already have another allergic diesease such as asthma, hay fever or eczema.


Latex or natural rubber is the substance obtained from the sap of the Hevea brasiliensis tree.  After the addition of preservatives and stabilisers, it is dipped into a mould, then heated and dried. During manufacturing, chemicals are added to render latex elastic and stable to heat by vulcanisation (heating in the presence of sulfur). Further chemicals are added for strength and durability, including mercaptobenzothiazole, thiurams and carbamates. Often, to prevent the rubber surfaces from sticking together, a dry powder lubricant (frequently, corn-starch) is coated to the surface of the latex.


Latext protein and the chemicals added can trigger allergic reactions but not to cornstarch itself.  That said, when gloves are worn, latex protein can be leached from the glove and stick to the cornstarch particles. When gloves are changed, these particles can become airborne and spread latex allergen into the local environment.  


In people who have developed sensitivity to natural latex proteins, contact with latex releases the histamine into the tissues. The result is itching and hives with direct contact, like after wearing rubber gloves, or itchy swollen lips, face or tongue after blowing up balloons.  Some people will develop irritation after wearing a condom, inserting a diaphragm for contraceptive purposes or after visiting the dentist or hairdresser and coming into contact with latex. 


Reactions can also occur when latex is inhaled, resulting in hay fever or asthma like symptoms. This occurs most commonly in hospitals. The latex proteins can leach out of the gloves with sweaty hands and become attached to the powdered lubricant. In environments where gloves are being changed frequently, latex on these fine particles can become suspended in the air like pollen.


Anaphylaxis is the most serious allergic reaction to latex and typically occurs in very sensitive patients where latex protein is absorbed rapidly via moist surfaces such as the mouth, nose, throat, vagina, rectum or internally (such as during a surgical operation). Severe difficulty in breathing, a drop in blood pressure and anaphylactic shock may occur.


The only way to treat latex allergy is to carefully avoid getting in contact with all forms of latex.


Avoiding contacts with latex isn't always easy. This is also why it’s so vital to alert medical staff of your condition.



One of the best ways to achieve this is with a Mediband wristband. You’ll let the staff know how to treat you and what not to do. This is vital if you can’t talk when something happens.


Management of latex allergy involves careful avoidance


If you are allergic to latex you should:


1. Avoid latex in all its forms, and particularly avoid latex coming near your skin, face, eyes, nose or throat.  Latex substitutes exist and can be used if required. 


2. Be aware that some condoms and diaphragms used for contraception contain latex and should be avoided. Latex-free condoms are now available from stores and websites. 


3. Wear a Mediand Medical Identifications Bracelet, stating you are allergic to latex.  If you are unconscious or confused and need emergency treatment, then the nurses and doctors will be made aware of this.


4. Carry your own supply of non-latex gloves (such as vinyl or synthetic rubber), in case of an emergency.


5. Advise doctors and dentists well in advance of any surgical operation, dental treatment, Pap smear, blood tests or x-ray to ensure that latex is not used.


6. If it is necessary to wear gloves, use vinyl or synthetic rubber gloves.


7. Avoid takeaway food which is prepared or served by food handlers wearing latex gloves. 


8. Consider avoiding occupations where latex is very difficult to avoid such as nursing, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, hairdressing or food preparation.



Retail Customers: Why Choose Mediband?



  • Comfortable and Easy to Wear.


Medical wristbands come in a variety of sizes. They won’t irritate or chafe your skin. Therefore, you can feel free to wear them at all times. In fact, you may not even notice you’re wearing it.



  • Strong and Durable Silicone Material.


Next, each medical band is made from medical grade silicone. This material is built to last. And that means you won’t have to worry about breaking it, losing it, and other problems.



  • Clear and Easy to Read Text.


Our bracelets clearly display “ALERT! Latex ALLERGY!” in clear text. Medical staff will have no problem reading this text. And that will ensure you’ll get the proper care in any emergency situation.



  • Low Prices with Quick Delivery.


Mediband wants everyone to have the medical wristbands they need for their safety. This is why we work hard to keep our prices low.


We also provide volume discounts for bulk orders. This makes them great for doctor’s offices, pharmacies, oncology departments, and more. Furthermore, our shipping options can get your wristbands to your door the next day.



  • Simple and Safe.


Mediband wristbands give you a simple and easy way to improve your safety. Just one wristband provides helpful warnings when you can’t speak because of an emergency. It’s the perfect way to protect yourself no matter what happens.


Medical Organisations: Improve Patient Care with Mediband.


Mediband Latex and medical ID bracelets are a great item to stock in an office or a doctor's surgery. Doctors can help their patients to feel a little safer with these wristbands.


Mediband offers products for all sorts of conditions. Also, it’s an easy way for care givers to improve their patient care.


These wristbands are great for all of these places:



  • Pharmacies.

  • Hospitals.

  • Oncology Departments.

  • Doctor’s Offices.


Mediband: Making Safety Easy for You.


A Mediband medical ID bracelet ensures you’ll always get the right care when you need it.


Whether you're a patient or a medical facility, order your latex allergy bracelets today. You’ll love how easy it is to stay protected no matter what happens.


Phrase 1: ALERT! Latex ALLERGY



Phrase 2: ALERT! Latex ALLERGY


Logo: Mediband and Caduceus Logo


Band Colour: Red


Colour Infill: White, Yellow & Silver



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Latex Allergy Alert Medical ID Bracelet

At Mediband, we work hard to help you stay safe and feel protected at all times. If you suffer from latex allergy, we have you covered. Our medical bands make it easy to alert others of your risks.

Understanding Latex Allergy

Most people who are allergic to latex have had frequent exposure to latex over many years. The majority are medical professionals and patients who have had a number of operations, such as those with spina bifida. Many usually already have another allergic diesease such as asthma, hay fever or eczema.

Latex or natural rubber is the substance obtained from the sap of the Hevea brasiliensis tree.  After the addition of preservatives and stabilisers, it is dipped into a mould, then heated and dried. During manufacturing, chemicals are added to render latex elastic and stable to heat by vulcanisation (heating in the presence of sulfur). Further chemicals are added for strength and durability, including mercaptobenzothiazole, thiurams and carbamates. Often, to prevent the rubber surfaces from sticking together, a dry powder lubricant (frequently, corn-starch) is coated to the surface of the latex.

Latext protein and the chemicals added can trigger allergic reactions but not to cornstarch itself.  That said, when gloves are worn, latex protein can be leached from the glove and stick to the cornstarch particles. When gloves are changed, these particles can become airborne and spread latex allergen into the local environment.  

In people who have developed sensitivity to natural latex proteins, contact with latex releases the histamine into the tissues. The result is itching and hives with direct contact, like after wearing rubber gloves, or itchy swollen lips, face or tongue after blowing up balloons.  Some people will develop irritation after wearing a condom, inserting a diaphragm for contraceptive purposes or after visiting the dentist or hairdresser and coming into contact with latex. 

Reactions can also occur when latex is inhaled, resulting in hay fever or asthma like symptoms. This occurs most commonly in hospitals. The latex proteins can leach out of the gloves with sweaty hands and become attached to the powdered lubricant. In environments where gloves are being changed frequently, latex on these fine particles can become suspended in the air like pollen.

Anaphylaxis is the most serious allergic reaction to latex and typically occurs in very sensitive patients where latex protein is absorbed rapidly via moist surfaces such as the mouth, nose, throat, vagina, rectum or internally (such as during a surgical operation). Severe difficulty in breathing, a drop in blood pressure and anaphylactic shock may occur.

The only way to treat latex allergy is to carefully avoid getting in contact with all forms of latex.

Avoiding contacts with latex isn't always easy. This is also why it’s so vital to alert medical staff of your condition.

One of the best ways to achieve this is with a Mediband wristband. You’ll let the staff know how to treat you and what not to do. This is vital if you can’t talk when something happens.

Management of latex allergy involves careful avoidance

If you are allergic to latex you should:

1. Avoid latex in all its forms, and particularly avoid latex coming near your skin, face, eyes, nose or throat.  Latex substitutes exist and can be used if required. 

2. Be aware that some condoms and diaphragms used for contraception contain latex and should be avoided. Latex-free condoms are now available from stores and websites. 

3. Wear a Mediand Medical Identifications Bracelet, stating you are allergic to latex.  If you are unconscious or confused and need emergency treatment, then the nurses and doctors will be made aware of this.

4. Carry your own supply of non-latex gloves (such as vinyl or synthetic rubber), in case of an emergency.

5. Advise doctors and dentists well in advance of any surgical operation, dental treatment, Pap smear, blood tests or x-ray to ensure that latex is not used.

6. If it is necessary to wear gloves, use vinyl or synthetic rubber gloves.

7. Avoid takeaway food which is prepared or served by food handlers wearing latex gloves. 

8. Consider avoiding occupations where latex is very difficult to avoid such as nursing, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, hairdressing or food preparation.

Retail Customers: Why Choose Mediband?

  • Comfortable and Easy to Wear.

Medical wristbands come in a variety of sizes. They won’t irritate or chafe your skin. Therefore, you can feel free to wear them at all times. In fact, you may not even notice you’re wearing it.

  • Strong and Durable Silicone Material.

Next, each medical band is made from medical grade silicone. This material is built to last. And that means you won’t have to worry about breaking it, losing it, and other problems.

  • Clear and Easy to Read Text.

Our bracelets clearly display “ALERT! Latex ALLERGY!” in clear text. Medical staff will have no problem reading this text. And that will ensure you’ll get the proper care in any emergency situation.

  • Low Prices with Quick Delivery.

Mediband wants everyone to have the medical wristbands they need for their safety. This is why we work hard to keep our prices low.

We also provide volume discounts for bulk orders. This makes them great for doctor’s offices, pharmacies, oncology departments, and more. Furthermore, our shipping options can get your wristbands to your door the next day.

  • Simple and Safe.

Mediband wristbands give you a simple and easy way to improve your safety. Just one wristband provides helpful warnings when you can’t speak because of an emergency. It’s the perfect way to protect yourself no matter what happens.

Medical Organisations: Improve Patient Care with Mediband.

Mediband Latex and medical ID bracelets are a great item to stock in an office or a doctor's surgery. Doctors can help their patients to feel a little safer with these wristbands.

Mediband offers products for all sorts of conditions. Also, it’s an easy way for care givers to improve their patient care.

These wristbands are great for all of these places:

  • Pharmacies.
  • Hospitals.
  • Oncology Departments.
  • Doctor’s Offices.

Mediband: Making Safety Easy for You.

A Mediband medical ID bracelet ensures you’ll always get the right care when you need it.

Whether you're a patient or a medical facility, order your latex allergy bracelets today. You’ll love how easy it is to stay protected no matter what happens.

Phrase 1: ALERT! Latex ALLERGY

Phrase 2: ALERT! Latex ALLERGY

Logo: Mediband and Caduceus Logo

Band Colour: Red

Colour Infill: White, Yellow & Silver

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