Hello, everyone. I am a student who works part time in an OB/GYN office. I have been working there for about 5 months. The last two times I have worked, after being there for about an hour, my eyes have started watering and became extremely red, and my nose started running. Today these symptoms started up and towards the end of the day my face was becoming numb and I was really feeling weird, I had the gloves on a lot today. After the last pateint left, I had a lightbulb come on in my head and realized it might be the latex gloves, since I have never experienced this before. I talked with the doctor I work for and asked if she thought it was possible that I was having a reaction. She is going to pick up some vinyl gloves for me to be on the safe side. I will be making an appoitment with my doctor to see whats up. I have been home from work for about 4 hrs and just now starting to feel like myself. I have worn the gloves a few times in school during labs and never noticed anything, but I wear them a lot now that I am working. I was wondering how many nurses out there have a latex allergy and how they deal with it?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.