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How Long Can An Allergic Reaction To Latex Condoms Last
How long does an allergic reaction from a latex condom usually last for? And, what are the symptoms of it? Can it be dangerous?
Different: It can be different for different patients. Some will just have a rash and other patients will have trouble breathing and almost die. Please see allergist or dermatologist for treatment.
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
Likely days: It will likely last for days but topical steroid cream often gets rid of it in 1-2 days.
I have an allergic reaction to latex condoms. I already took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) last night. It feels better but still is slightly itchy. Should I take it again?
Yes: The most important thing to watch for is trouble breathing -- if this develops seek medical attention immediately.See 3 more doctor answers
Days: Length of reaction to a single exposure would likely be days. If true allergy, would be expected to recur with greater severity. Try non-latex condom?
It is possible: If u think that is the case then use lambskin ones and make sure it wasn't from spermacise if that was in the condom, because spermacide can be very irritating.
About 7 years ago I had an allergic reaction to Latex during a dentist appointment. Would I still be allergic today? I want to use Latex Condoms.
Maybe OK, but...: Prople often outgrow allergies. The only way to know is to be exposed and see what happens. Or use polyurethane condoms, which many people prefer anyway (thinner, more sensitive). Or you cut a half inch square from a latex condom, and put it on your skin (e.g. abdomen) for a few hours, taped in place, and see if you react (redness, itching, etc).See 1 more doctor answer
Condoms: Have your partner use condoms made from other material.
Latex condom allergy: The original allergic reaction can last a lot longer without treatment. Any further exposure to latex or latex condom becomes more severe with each successive exposure. It is wise to see an allergist about the latex allergy for future prevention.
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.
Usually: You will have to let us know what kinds of symptoms you develop. Latex allergy usually involves the area in contact with it with or without other systemic reactions.
Girlfriend allergic to latex are non latex really safe for me and her or will cause allergic reaction what about polyurathsne and the skyns condom?
Latex allergies...: Latex is a plastic and has chemical stabilizers, so is not just a single ingredient. One may not know which ingredient (s) in latex items she is allergic to. That means one can't be sure that all "non-latex" items won't cause a reaction. The polyurethane and synthetic condoms can be presumed safe from latex allergies, and protect agaisnt STD's. The natural "lamb" ones may have less STD protection.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you have an allergic reaction to liquid latex, but be fine with condoms? Because condoms are made of latex as well, I was wondering whether this could happen. And if so why?
May need meds: You may need an evaluation and possible medication (s) to help you "jump start" the healing process. Best wishes.
Possible to have latex condom allergic reaction (rash/dry/slight itch) 12-24 hours after sex every time, if no reaction after masturbation w condom b4?
Latex allergy: You are exhibiting symptoms of latex allergy, and yes they can be secondary to condom use. You should use sheep skin condoms to avoid contact with latex, but careful they break easily.
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
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