Latex Allergy Definition. Latex allergy occurs when the body's immune system overreacts to proteins found in natural rubber latex. Natural rubber latex is used to make some gloves, condoms, balloons, rubber bands, erasers and toys. Latex can also be in bottle nipples and pacifiers. Synthetic products, including latex house paints.
Latex allergies are rarely life-threatening. The key to preventing the symptoms is to limit your exposure as much as possible. This can be easier said than done if you’re exposed to latex for work.
latex allergy: anaphylactic hypersensitivity to soluble proteins in latex, seen most often in patients and health care workers sensitized by repeated exposure to latex.