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Is it common to get hives after having sex?

Is it common to get hives after having sex?

Hives post sex: Not common, but happens. Perhaps you are allergic to something associated with sex e.g. condoms, lubrication gels, vaginal douche, perfumes etc. Or possibly something you consume before sex. Keep a journal of everything associated with sex and the hives, and perhaps you will find the culprit. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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My girlfriend is getting hives after we have sex?

My girlfriend is getting hives after we have sex?

Allergy to seminal: Fluid can trigger hives, asthma & even anaphylaxis in some women. Dr. Holt covered other possible causes of hives after intercourse. This is definitely a problem calling for a trained allergist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my girlfriend is getting hives after we have sex?

What does it mean if my girlfriend is getting hives after we have sex?

Unusual: Urticaria during or after sex is unusual. It may be related to several factors including but not limited to: condom use, lubricant use, or semen allergy. ...Read more

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Does having sex cause hives?

Not normally: Was it a male or a female that had hives? Some people develop hives when very stressed - so that is one possibility.
Another possibility is an allergy to condom or spermicides. ...Read more

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Saw old movie where after sex they get itchy and break out in hives all over. What could this be?

Saw old movie where after sex they get itchy and break out in hives all over. What could this be?

Sci Fi Plot: Some women, and this is very rare, develop allergy antibodies to male semen resulting in anaphylaxis during or after intercourse. One symptom of anaphylaxis is hives. But you referred to "they". There are only 2 things that can give a man hives during intercourse - latex allergy if he is using a latex condom or exercise-induced urticaria. Don't lose too much sleep over these possibilities. ...Read more

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Hello Doc, I'm really having problem about having Hives and its been 6 weeks now. Also worried coz having unprotective sex 6 months ago. Please help me?

Hello Doc, I'm really having problem about having Hives and its been 6 weeks now. Also worried coz having unprotective sex 6 months ago. Please help me?

2 separate issues: Re hives, check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chronic-hives/basics/definition/con-20031634. Re unprotected sex, go see your Family Doc, GYN or Planned Parenthood to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Then talk w/same doc re contraceptive options (goo. Gl/2QKlgt). Or start prenatal vitamins if you're trying to conceive. Infertility is 12mo trying w/o pregnan ...Read more

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In less than 24 hrs of unprotected sex I notice 3 boils or hives in my public area. One went away, one dried up, one had white pus. What is it?

In less than 24 hrs of unprotected sex I notice 3 boils or hives in my public area. One went away, one dried up, one had white pus. What is it?

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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The day after sex, can a girl break out in hives from being pregnant?

The day after sex, can a girl break out in hives from being pregnant?

Although: Pregnancy hives can occur - this would not happen within a day of having sex. However, if one were really stressed about situation - that might trigger hives. ...Read more

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Everytime me and my boyfriend have sex I brake out in hives on my face real bad. Why is that?

Everytime me and my boyfriend have sex I brake out in hives on my face real bad. Why is that?

Hard to tell: Lots of things can contribute to that - both conditions specific to you, such as how you react to heat, blood pressure, or the changes in the nervous system during orgasm, to things specific to your boyfriend such as the proteins on the surface of his sperm, or trace amounts of medications he may be taking that are present in his ejaculate. You need to see an allergist to help figure this out. ...Read more

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After sex, I had breakout hives around my neck, chest and a lit bit in face. What could this be?

After sex, I had breakout hives around my neck, chest and a lit bit in face. What could this be?

Possible: Few cases have been reported hives and severe swelling after sex, must see an allergist avoid latex and any lubricant if very active take claritin (loratadine) every day ALLERGIST consult a must ...Read more

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I had sex about a week ago with my GF, she is now breaking out in hives, could it be because she is pregnant or a allergic reaction? Never had hives.

I had sex about a week ago with my GF, she is now breaking out in hives, could it be because she is pregnant or a allergic reaction? Never had hives.

Unlikely: But not impossible. Pregnancy can cause about any symptom you can come up with. Sorry. Use birth control. Or be prepared to deal with the consequences. That also includes life-long sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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I haven't had sex in 3 years. I have a bump (quarter size) around vagina. I have broke out in hives. Should I stress? I haven't showed. (moving)

I haven't had sex in 3 years. I have a bump (quarter size) around vagina. I have broke out in hives. Should I stress? I haven't showed. (moving)

Puzzling: I'm not sure what you mean by "i haven't showed. (moving)" -- but if you have a bump on or near your vagina you need to see your physician to determine what it is. Please make this appointment very soon so that you won't have to stress very long. ...Read more

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Allergic to cats/get hives. Just had sex with man owning a cat. Vaginal labias are extremely swollen and look a bit testicle-ish. What should I do?

Unsual situation: It is an unusual case, I have never seen in the last 38 years of experience. I would think that it could be due to contact with some allergens. If condemn was used, latex allergy needs to be considered. Wash the area repeatedly to eliminate any existing allergens. ...Read more

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Right after unprotected sex w/ bf of 4 mos., broke out in itchy hives around vagina and boils on groin, buttocks, and thighs??

Right after unprotected sex w/ bf of 4 mos., broke out in itchy hives around vagina and boils on groin, buttocks, and thighs??

Allergic?: Hives are not always allergic. In this case if they are allergic, they may have been triggered by the condom or lubricant used. People with latex allergy can have hives with latex condoms. ...Read more

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Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

A couple: .. possibilities come to mind when considering hives that consistently occur after intercourse. Cholinergic urticaria (hives triggered by heat), contact sensitivity (latex condoms? Although this may more commonly be associated with poison ivy-like rash), seminal plasma hypersensitivity (semen allergy-usually person specific, but also usually a burning sensation). Can try otc cetirizine. ...Read more

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Can I have sex with who has urticaria?

Can I have sex with who has urticaria?

Depends: Most likely yes but if the urticaria is due to hepatitis or another infection then the answer is no. Use protection until your partner has been checked. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause hives?

Yes: Any drug can cause hives. Some drugs may take minutes, others a few hours. ...Read more

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How fast can hives spread?

Very rapidlly: Some allergic reactions are more aggressive than others and spread rapidly. In this case the patient needs emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more