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    Latex/silicon catheters

    A while back I posted the message about how I had had a lot of success with open-ended catheters. One of the nurses said that either latex or silicone could cause problems with allergic reactions and spinal-cord injury patients. Could one of the nurses confirm whether it's latex or silicon?
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    #2
    Latex, not silicone.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      What kind of symptoms would you experience if you were allergic to these catheters?
      Tetraplegic & Spinal Injury Site

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        #4
        Anything from urethral or stoma inflammation and bladder excessive inflammation and spasm to full anaphylaxis. Best to avoid exposure to avoid becoming sensitized or going onto full allergy. This applies to latex gloves as well as catheters.

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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