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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

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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?

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, Im 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, Im 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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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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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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Hives (Definition)

Also known as urticaria, hives are an outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). Hives vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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