Latex allergy turns life upside down

Full story: WBIR Knoxville 8
The warm weather has a lot of people itching to get outside. For allergy sufferers, springtime means pollen and a different kind of itching---red, itchy eyes and stuffy noses. Full Story
Theresa Turner

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2007
I was also on this segment and I wanted to be able to leave an e-mail address for people suffering with chemical sensitivities can contact me to start a support group. If this is seen by the producers or others my e-mail address is I would appreciate this being aired or at least mentioned on the web.
Thank you.
Theresa Turner
Theresa Turner

United States

#2 Mar 30, 2007
I was on this segment too and wanted to let anyone out there know that If you have some of the same symptoms or problems you can contact me at I am trying to get a support group started. They were supposed to air this e-mail address but unfortunately didn't get it out. So, I am hoping that some people are actually reading this because I am the person who can no longer leave home and I want to find others like me out there. Thanks.
Heather Bartelheimer

Harrisonburg, VA

#3 Apr 7, 2007
I am part of a yahoo forum group. LAF or Latex Allergy Forum is a GREAT place for support and is a wealth of information. look for latex allergy. We'd love to have you!!

United States

#4 Apr 30, 2007

Garland, TX

#5 Sep 26, 2007
to stop latex use because the population number of people being allergic is alarmingly rising
Rubber poisoning

United States

#6 Sep 26, 2007
In earlier times they called it rubber poisoning and it was common in people who worke in tire factories. The more you come in contact with it the worse your allergy to rubber becomes. It can be deadly.

Puyallup, WA

#7 Apr 27, 2009
Shea butter became my enemy. I scratched and applied more shea butter, and my allergy worsened. Finally, I discovered that shea butter had latex, and after I discontinued it, my skin cleared.

Even leftover shea butter on clothes irritates my skin. And it doesn't wash off well.

My sensitivity increases, and less latex and contact time is required to cause a reaction. Latex should not be used in public places.
Leila Thomas

Makati, Philippines

#9 Nov 21, 2012
eddie wrote:
Hi Heather! Would love to join your group!

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