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what chemical or enzyme in semen causes it to sting?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Be careful: You may have hypersensitivity to the semen. I would recommend seeing a specialist who has experience in diagnosing and possibly treating this condition.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to ingest semen while pregnant?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes.: Although some STDs can be passed in semen, the semen itself poses no health risk.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Does swallowing semen cause diarrhea?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
No: Semen does have some salt and electrolytes, but should not cause diarrhea.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for wasp stings?

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Dr. James Fox
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Benadryl, (diphenhydramine)ice, epi: For local reactions Benadryl and ice will help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be reasonable for pain. However, if there is a systemic reaction (hives, breathing difficulty, faintness), then Epinephrine (epi-pen and others) should be given im and the patient should go to the er. For patients with systemic reactions venom immunotherapy (desensitization) is strongly recommended.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it true that people with elephantiasis produce excessive amount of semen?

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Dr. Edward Cherullo
Urology 24 years experience
Not true: Elephantiasis classically describes a the chronic swelling and skin changes associated with lymphatic vessel obstruction. This has nothing to do with the production of semen.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Which enzyme is too low in severe combined immunodeficiency?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Not always an enzyme: Severe combined immunodeficiency (scid) is diagnosed when t cells (a type of white blood cell) are absent or not working. There are at least 15 causes of scid. The very first one identified, though currently not the most common form is caused by deficiency of the enzyme Adenosine deaminase, which remove toxic products that kill t cells.

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