A 41-year-old member asked:
How to treat an allergic reaction to spermicide condom?
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Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
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.
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Dermatology 57 years experience
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A 24-year-old female asked:
What could I do if I caught an allergic reaction to a condom?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): i am not sure what the reaction is, if it is serioius and having trouble breathing go the the ER and get a shot. You say it is an allergic reaction, but exactly what is happening tht makes you say that? There are people allergic to latex and they get a terrible rash form it. if that is the case applying a steroid cream like cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) is very helpful.
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Last updated Oct 16, 2016
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