Latex products are so common that anyone can become allergic
to latex, says the American Academy of Family Physicians.
However, since the widespread use of latex gloves and
products as a barrier to infectious diseases, especially the AIDS virus, there
has been a marked increase in reports of severe latex allergy , particularly in health care workers. It is estimated that
2% of all hospital employees have latex allergies. Additionally, latex is used
in over 40,000 products according to Medicinenet.
Here are some of the most common
latex-containing products :
* Dishwashing gloves
* Waistbands on clothing
* Rubber toys
* Hot water bottles
* Baby bottle nipples
* Disposable diapers
* Sanitary pads
* Rubber bands
Definition The vaginitis wet mount test is a test to detect an infection of the vagina that does not involve the urinary tract. See also: Vaginitis Alternative Names Wet prep How the test is performed You will be asked to lie on your back with your feet in the stirrups. The health care provider will perform a pelvic examination and then insert an instrument called a speculum into the vagina. The speculum is slightly opened. This holds the vagina open and allows the health care provider to see inside. The health care provider inserts a sterile, moist cotton swab into the vagina to take a sample of discharge. The swab and speculum are removed. The discharge is placed onto a slide and placed under a microscope so that it can be checked for signs of infection. How to prepare for the test Do not douche for 24 hours before the test. How the test will feel There may be slight discomfort with the pelvic examination and when the speculum is inserted. Why the test is performed The test looks for the cause o...
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