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Allergic To Latex Condoms
These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more
No latex condom: Unfortunately, the only good solution is to avoid latex condoms. Still, they are the safest there is. First of all, make sure you are really allergic to latex. Sometimes, the allergy is not to the latex itself but to some of the chemicals that are used during production, so you may tolerate another brand. Also, you may be allergic to a lubricant. See an allergist/immunologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latex allergy common: Both men & women can be allergic to latex condoms (rash, itching, dryness, even difficulty breathing). Today there are many non-latex condoms readily available. Synthetic (polyurethane trojan supra or polyisoprene durex bare) protect best against stds but stretch less so may need bigger size. Lambskin (trojan naturalamb) feels more natural, but don't protect from stds, just prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
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Localized reaction: Symptoms are localized to the site of contact, but can spread outward depending on how sensitive you are and how long the contact lasts. As you might expect, burning, redness, itching and discomfort will continue to get worse with repeat exposure. There is no going back; avoidance is the only long term solution. Plus you might start noticing other exposures to latex begin bothering you. ...Read more
Yes: Children which wear or require frequent elastic bandages, require latex catheters, use latex bottle nipples can frequently develop latex allergy. Also if they are handled by care takers who frequently use latex gloves, they are at greater risk of developing latex allergy. You should not use powdered gloves with corn starch. Inhaling the latex which has adsorbed to the powder also contributes. ...Read more
Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more
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