I have latex allergy. What precautions are taken?

It is important to inform your surgeon of this preoperatively. At Riverside we have a special cart stocked with latex free equipment. One important item is latex free surgical gloves. Latex allergy would be suggested by allergic symptoms (runny nose, itchy eyes, wheezing) during:
Blowing up balloons
Dental exams
Contact with condoms or diaphragms
Rectal or gynecological exams
Exposure to rubber gloves
Please let your anesthesiologist know if you have such symptoms.