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How to treat an allergic reaction to spermicide condom?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Avoid and meds: Most allergic reactions if mild can be treated with antihistamines. If the allergic reaction is more significant, then corticosteroids (creams or tabs) may be helpful. It would be useful to know if the reaction was from latex or the spermicide in an effort to prevent future reactions. An allergist can assist in this endeavor.
Answered on Aug 7, 2013
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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Contact reactions can include contact urticaria (hives) that are mediated by histamine and should respond to antihistamines. This is well documented in latex allergic reactions.
Aug 7, 2013

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