Fibers in plastics, latex, and other products can trigger inflammation in people who are sensitive to these fibers. Often, the inflammation will be seen and felt on the skin in the area into which the product came into contact. For instance, if one reacts to latex gloves, they may notice inflammation, a rash, and other signs of irritation on their hands and wrists. Some people are allergic to latex and can experience a life-threatening reaction if exposed to it in any form. Other people are not allergic to latex but develop skin irritation and inflammation when they come into contact with it. A portion of people who have skin irritation eventually develop an allergy.
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