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Is it Safe to Use a Neoprene Brace with a Latex Allergy?

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I'm trying to purchase a knee brace. The brace the doctor recommended included a neoprene blend material. Would this cause a problem for a latex allergy?

A knee brace made of a neoprene blend material would be safe for individuals with a latex allergy. Since neoprene is synthetic, it is latex-free. It is suitable to use for emergency and medical supplies (e.g., gloves, bandages, sports braces, etc.). Therefore, this type of brace should be fine to use. It would not cause a reaction in people with a latex allergy.

Allergy, Latex Allergy
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John M. James, MD, is a board-certified allergist. He is also President of Food Allergy Consulting and Education Services, LLC. He has worked as a medical specialist in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology for over 30 years. Dr. James received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

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