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Latex condom allergy, what to do?

Latex condom allergy, what to do?

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 more

Condoms (Definition)

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


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Latex/condom allergy, what should I do?

Choises: There are several types of non latex condoms available at many supermarkets or drug stores. ...Read more

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If I have a condom allergy what should I do?

If I have a condom allergy what should I do?

Condom allergy?: First make certain it's the condom material & not a spermicial in it. If allergic to latex, other materials are polyurethane & polyisoprene (the newest addition). Also lambskin, but they are too porous to prevent std transmission. Read package labels to learn what material contents are made of. Try polyurethane, then polyisoprene (latter is probably the most expensive due to being newest). ...Read more

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Can condom allergy cause cloudy urine?

Can condom allergy cause cloudy urine?

Nor expected: You will more likely have a rash and/or itching at the contact areas. If you continue to have cloudy urine, you should see a doctor for a std since condom does leak sometimes. ...Read more

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Swollen labia during and after sex. Can it be a condom allergy?

Swollen labia during and after sex. Can it be a condom allergy?

More questions: It could be traumatic sex, inadequate lubrication or an allergy to the lubricant, spermicidal agents or condom just to name a few. Try alternative latex free condoms. ...Read more

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Dry, sore, red skin after using a condom. Allergy or std?

Dry, sore, red skin after using a condom. Allergy or std?

Allergy: Treat with Hydrocortisone cream. Cut small piece of condom wet it and apply to inside on upper arm with medical tape. If you develop reaction at site in 24-72 hours you are latex sensitive and can use latex or rubber condoms. Unfortunately non latex condoms do not offer same protection against stds. ...Read more

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How do people have allergies to condoms?

How do people have allergies to condoms?

Latex allergy: Dipped natural rubber (latex) products including rubber gloves and condoms contain natural rubber protein. Some people develop allergy to these rubber proteins which can range from mild to severe anaphylaxis. Contact with rubber proteins in a susceptible person can cause rubber allergy to develop. For good infor go to: http://www. Latexallergyresources. Org/. ...Read more

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What is the best condom if latex allergy?

Condom: Use non-latex condoms. These are available in either polyurethane or lambskin composition. ...Read more

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Can someone develop an allergy to latex condoms?

Can someone develop an allergy to latex condoms?

Yes: There are some that will have an allergic response to any latex product that comes in contact with the skin. Physicians and hospitals routinely stock non-latex equipment to avoid this reaction in their sensitive patients. ...Read more

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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to latex condom?

Yes: But if you know you are allergic to latex condoms, you should not use them. There are other types of condoms made out of non latex material. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of allergy to a lubricated latax condoms?

What r symptoms of allergy to a lubricated latax condoms?

Itchy, scaly rash: If it is contact allergy, hours to days later may have itchy, reddish, scaly rash where skin contacted latex. It is similar to contact allergy that you see with poison ivy. Non-specific irritation caused by lubricants, latex can also cause a dermatitis. Rarely, systemic symptoms of wheezing, shortness of breath, hypotension, hives, and swelling can occur if already sensitized to latex. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an actual allergy to latex condoms?

How do I know if I have an actual allergy to latex condoms?

Testing: Both contact patvh testing and type 1 immediate testing need to be done. Any allergist cqn do these. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to condoms but not due to a latex allergy?

Yes: Most codoms have a lubricant which you could be reacting to. Some condoms are latex free, try this type to see if they cause any problem. ...Read more

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Are there condoms that are latex free if I have a latex allergy?

Are there condoms that are latex free if I have a latex allergy?

Yes, 2 types: There are 2 kinds of condoms that are not made from latex: 1) "skins" or natural condoms that are actually made from lamb intestines and 2) synthetic condoms made from polyurethane or polyisoprene. Natural condoms protect against pregnancy but do not prevent the spread of stds. The synthetic condoms can help prevent pregnancy and STDs as well as latex condoms do. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could someone develop an allergy to latex condoms?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to latex, regardless of the item it is made into. Doctors and hospitals routinely keep non-latex gloves and other equipment available so they can treat patients with this problem. ...Read more

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What is the best and reliable condom to use if no allergy to latex?

Reliable condoms: If you are not allergic to latex, you have a big choice of brands, so pick up any brand they all work and they are equally safe. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an allergy to latex men's condoms in women?

Several types exist: You can develop immediate vaginal itching (contact urticaria), delayed blisters (contact dermatitis to latex or the chemical plasticizers), generalized hives/urticaria and in rare cases severe anaphylaxis. See an allergist to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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Latex allergy symptoms. What all does that apply to? Condoms, gloves?

Latex: There are different degrees of latex allergies as well as different types of responses. If your response is severe or bothersome you must avoid these items. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to liquid latex, but be okay with condoms?

Is it possible to have an allergy to liquid latex, but be okay with condoms?

Yes: Some people will only react to latex in certain forms. In the past latex gloves and condoms caused a lot of allergy problems but now the manufacturing processes make them less allergenic. However condoms can potentially cause serious allergic problems at any point in latex allergic people. ...Read more

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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to condoms? But react to other latex?

Yes and No: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, you will react to all other latex. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of latex allergies for women interacting with males using condoms?

Possibly: Latex condoms used during intercourse w/ someone w/ latex allergy can vary : includes but not limited to anaphylaxis to vaginal burning and irritation/inflammation. Best to avoid latex - consider alternatives such as lamb skin condoms. ...Read more

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What is an alternative method of condom protection when you have an allergy to latex?

Non-latex condoms: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. ...Read more

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Latex allergy and chance of condom issues? Should I buy a bunch of condoms and try them?

Yes: There are nonlatex synthetic condoms made of polyurethane and also lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, do not use latex condoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction/allergy and how should it be treated?

Localized: Most commonly, latex allergies are localized to where the latex touches your skin, so in the case of a condom, your penis would become inflamed, possible swelling, red, possibly itchy, and may get bumps from the local reaction. In sever cases, your whole body could have a reaction and you could get short of breath, etc. Local tx for first, emergent for the serious reaction. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does allergy of using latex condom get worse overtime?

Does allergy of using latex condom get worse overtime?

Yes it can: Yes it can if you keep using latex in any form
If you are allergy to latex condoms or gloves stay away from them and don't use these products that contain latex ...Read more

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How can I enjoy safe sex without worries of latex allergies? Are there nonlatex synthetic condoms?

Yes: Go to your drug store and either look or ask the pharmacist for non-latex condoms. They're widely available; although, there are just a few brands. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more