A 16-year-old female asked:
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what can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Cream, spray, or oral pills. If severe, see your doctor. Use nitrile condoms next time (but please always use a condom).
Answered on Feb 5, 2014
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Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoidance: Your reaction is a probably a type of "contact dermatitis". Plus, since your reaction is probably 'inside' rather than outside, it is hard to treat with topicals. Oral medicine (i.e. Claritin, (loratadine) benadryl) is not going to do much. You need to use non-latex condoms. There are different types. Go online and shop.
Answered on Feb 5, 2014
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Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on Severity: It depends on the severity of the reaction: 1. Mild rash over external genitals: apply cortisone cream daily until rash is gone. 2. Rash over other parts of body +/- general itchiness: cortisone cream +/- take oral antihistamine daily until symptoms disappear. 3. Hives over body: oral Prednisone pills by prescription. 4. Anaphylaxis: go to er for emergency treatment. 5. Avoid latex condoms/gloves.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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