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What are some foods to avoid if you have a latex allergy?

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Some foods to avoid if you have a latex allergy include wheat, grape, fig, melon, chestnut, banana, avocado, potato and papaya. Others include kiwi, hazelnut, rye, strawberry, peach and celery, according to Cleveland Clinic.

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Latex allergy develops in people after having a contact with latex, notes Cleveland Clinic. The main cause of latex allergy is not known, but doctors believe that repeated exposure to rubber products and latex triggers the symptoms. The reactions can be fatal if not managed. Its symptoms include hive, skin rash, eye tearing, itching, wheezing and nasal symptoms. When it becomes fatal, the symptoms include unconsciousness, difficulty breathing and low blood pressure.

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