MORISSET, P. SERGEANT, G. KANNY, D.A. MONERET-VAUTRIN / may
Service de Médecine D
Médecine interne - Immunologie Clinique et Allergologie
29, Av. de Lattre de Tassigny
54035 NANCY Cedex - France
allergy to latex does not necessarily contraindicate all food
presenting a crossed reactivity with the allergens of latex. Attentively
check up the compositions of following kinds of food :
The evictions have to be modulated according to the allergic check-up.
Nevertheless, certain kinds of food are not advisable :
Avocado, kiwi, banana, chestnut, buckwheat, fig, capsicum.
salads, milk products, ice-creams, pastry : they may contain
exotic fruit or chestnuts
stuffings : may contain chestnuts
juice enriched with vitamins or made of exotic fruit
and blinis made out of buckwheat
breads and biscuits : they may contain buckwheat flour or
: a mexican speciality made of mashed avocadoes and spices
some cases, rare reactions occuring with other kinds of food
are described : melon, ananas, papaya, grapes, manioc, pepper… On
this case, the evictions have to be evaluated by your allergist.
To take care of latex that may contaminate food : strings or
mets wrapping up some kinds of meat (roasting meat, chickens …)
and food handled by persons bearing latex gloves (catering, sale in slices …).
To be careful at feast meals with rooms decorated by many balloons.
By enfants, avoid making use of dummies, comporters and little spoons
made of latex.