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Crossover Food Allergies

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Some foods cause a crossover reactivity with latex allergy. These foods can cause the same level of reaction that your allergy to latex can cause. While not all of these foods will cause a reaction, one should exercise caution when including them in your diet.
High level of association with allergic reaction:

Avocado
Banana
Chestnuts

Moderate level of association with allergic reactions:

Apple
Bell Pepper
Carrot
Celery
Kiwi
Melons
Papaya
Raw Potato
Tomato

Low or undetermined level of association with allergic reactions:

Apricot
Cherry
Chickpea
Fig
Grape
Hazelnut
Mango
Nectarine
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plum
Peanut
Rye
Strawberry
Soy Bean
Walnut
Wheat

Additional foods and spices that have not been classified:

Almond
Beet
Buckwheat
Date
Dill
Grapefruit
Lettuce
Mugwort
Oregano
Rye
Sage
Spinach
Turnip
These additional items were found in Kimberly-Clark Health Care Education. The entire brochure is available in the "Archives", December 2004.

Glove-Associated Reactions

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Photos obtained from Yahoo Images August 9, 2004