Is it true that some people are allergic to latex?

Yes, but the occurrence is very rare. Latex contains a protein that causes an allergy in certain people. You can see if you are allergic to latex by putting on latex gloves and looking to see if the skin of the hand is irritated. It is interesting to note that latex today is not 100% natural and, since contact with the body is not direct – there’s stuffing, fabric, cover and sheet in between – the occurrence of evident allergies is virtually impossible.