Latex allergy can be easily determined by having the glove wearer have a serological or skin test. They can be initially recognized by the symptoms that occur immediately after using latex gloves or shortly after using them. Symptoms characteristic of an allergy include redness and dryness of the skin, rash and hives. It is also very common for the skin that has been in contact with the allergen to itch.
Occasionally, the eyelids, tongue, and face begin to swell, and a person who has previously worn gloves has red, watery eyes, a runny nose, and a general feeling of discomfort when breathing. If these symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.