According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), more than half of Americans test positive to at least one allergen. This means that more than half of the individuals in any one occupational group—including nurses, of course—are probably allergic to something.
There’s the biggie of course – latex gloves – but you may be surprised at the other allergens you’ll find in the sterile environment of hospitals and other healthcare settings.
Here’s a look at four major allergens in the nursing environment and how you can deal with them.
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