Latex Allergy Bra
Women suffering from dry, itchy skin in their chest area may often diagnose this problem as having a “latex allergy bra.” But the bra isn’t the problem. The problem lies in the elastic threads within the bra. These threads are can be made from natural rubber latex which can be harmful to women with a high sensitivity level to latex.
Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) is an innovative latex material with significantly reduced levels of the allergy-causing proteins commonly found in natural rubber latex. This development means that the elastic in bras can be manufactured with this new material and retain all of the desirable qualities of latex – including elasticity, strength, comfort and fit – with the added benefit of substantially reduced protein levels. These reduced levels substantially decrease the risk of developing allergic reactions to latex.
If you believe you suffer from latex allergy bra, contact your physician or healthcare provider about your concerns and consider being tested for latex allergy. For more information on allergies, visit the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology website. For further information on Vytex NRL or to find products made with Vytex NRL. We also recommend looking for the “Vytex® NRL” logo for a better latex with significantly reduced antigenic protein levels.