Poinsettia Plants & Latex Allergy

Poinsettia PlantSouthern Medical Journal points out that natural rubber latex and poinsettia plants share some common allergen proteins, and people with latex allergies may develop cross-reactivity with poinsettia. The medical journal abstract references a latex allergy sufferer who developed a rash after a friend brought a poinsettia plant to her in the hospital. The rash cleared up with antihistamines.

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