I recently underwent the bloodtest for latex allergy. It came back negative but doc said I was positive (level I ) for bananas and kiwi. I saw the allergist b/c for the last several years I believe I had a latex problem. It began w/ noticing problems w/ condoms. I suffered what I thought were countless urinary tract infections, but when I would get tested,bacteria would never come up in the urine, but still docs would put me on an antibiotic.Finally I thought there may be a connection to the condoms,switched to non latex and have been fine. Then when I had kids I reacted to the tape they put on me after c-section, got red and horrible itching from the tape and had marks left on me for 6 mo from where it was. I also noticed I could not wear rubber gloves, w/i 24 hrs would have red bumps up and down my arms, and recently got itching from handling latex bottle nipples and was itchy touching one of my sons toys (I later found out some toys have latex??). I also noticed for last year I was getting some shortness of breath and tingling in throat, I noticed I was worse during my period. So then I started thinking maybe I was having hormone or lung problems, had chest ct,etc all normal and then read that latex can be in tampons and pads. I switched to cotton ones and stopped getting that during periods. In any case I feel like I have so many syptoms but a negative test so doc says I must be allergic to apoxys or something in latex and not latex itself, does that sound right? I was also trying to trace whether I had eaten bananas during any times I feel short of breath, but cant recall. So dont know if it may be more food driven or from touching latex, or if I am not allergic at all. Any advice.thanks.