If you are like me in that you are allergic to latex – that is you develop hives and itching  when you contact latex – then you need to pay careful attention. Any allergic reactions can intensify and cause serious complications and even death.

Band-Aids™, medical catheters, and medical tubes are often made of latex and that sensitivity translates into a likely reaction to certain fruits and vice versa if you are allergic to certain fruits you will be allergic to latex.

Allergic to Latex places you and me at a 35% risk of reacting to at least one of these fruits; kiwi, banana, peach, avocado, chestnut, bell peppers, tomatoes or white potato. Conversely, if you’re allergic to one of these fruits, I mentioned, then you have an 11% risk of having a reaction to latex.