Definition of the NANDA label
Allergic response to natural latex rubber products.
A hypersensitive reaction to natural latex rubber products.
Type I reactions
• Immediate reactions (<1 hour) to latex proteins (can be life threatening).
• Contact urticaria that progresses to generalization.
• Edema of the lips, tongue, uvula or throat.
• Shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, bronchospasm leading to respiratory arrest.
• Hypotension, syncope, heart failure.
• Orofacial characteristics:
– Edema of the sclera or eyelids.
– Erythema or itchy eyes.
– Nasal congestion, itching or erythema.
– Facial erythema.
• Lack of response of immune mechanisms.
• Facial itching.
• Oral itching.
• Gastrointestinal characteristics:
– Abdominal pain.
• Generalized characteristics:
– General discomfort.
– Generalized edema.
– Increased complaints of heat throughout the body.
Type IV reactions
• Start delay (hours).
• Reaction to additives (eg thioureas, carbamates). causing discomfort.
• Cracked skin.
At risk population
• Frequent exposure to latex product
• History of allergy
• History of asthma
• History of food allergy
• History of latex reaction
• History of poinsettia plant allergy
• History of surgery during infancy
• Hypersensitivity to natural latex rubber protein
• Multiple surgical procedures
• Control of immune hypersensitivity.
• Tissue integrity: skin and mucous membranes.
• Allergy management.
• Precautions with latex.
This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition if no related factors are developed.