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Ky Lubricant Allergy
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
My girlfriend wants me to use mayonnaise as lubricant, but I have egg allergy. What do you advise?
Interesting question: I don't want to misinterpret your question, but there are many good lubricants now available over the counter in the drug store which don't contain food products. Then you don't have to be concerned. ...Read more
Sectoral redness of conjunctiva w/ few tiny raised pimple. 5days anti-bac drops ineffective, Dr diagnosed allergy cure lubricant...not convinced. Recu?
Not allergy: Allergy is almost always accompanied by itching. Your problem may be viral but if it has been present for over 2 weeks. It is best for you to consult an ophthalmologist, ...Read more
Lacrimal caruncle is red, itchy, stings. (especially when I wake up) along with lower eyelids. I use lubricant drops and drops for the spring allergy?
KY jelly: It is more likely that you can get irritation from the jell but not allergy to it although it is not impossible. ...Read more
Only when needed.: It's really not necessary to use that every day. Only when needed. ...Read more
I'm currently having an allergic reaction from KY lubricant my boyfriend and water help flush away the reaction, what should I do?
Can I appl ky gell lubricant in ma vagina every day or when im having sex cz does not have intruction?
Usually for sex: Most only need to apply sexual lubricants before intercourse. It is not harmful to use it at other times if you prefer. ...Read more
The skin between my vagina and anus always tears during sex and I tried KY warming lubricant but that didn't help I don't know what else to do?
Skin tear: I would recommend consulting your gyn for recommendations. ...Read more
How 2 use ky gell personal lubricant cz dis 1 does not have instruction. Should I rub gel in ma vagina? Must I use it when have sex only or everday?
Apply to area: KY jelly can be used to improve lubrication during intercourse. You may apply a small amount inside of your vagina before intercourse. You may also apply it to his penis before insertion. You do not need to apply it daily ...Read more
Burning sensation, itch, soreness started 2 hours after pap smear done 2 days ago. No allergy to KY jelly used. No infection prior. Cause?
Go see your doctor: You need to go and see your doctor. It could represent a yeast infection, it could represent an allergic reaction to the lubricant, or the gloves of the examiner. Your doctor needs to examine the area as well as get more information from you to determine what is wrong. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hi... I am producing too much lubricant and I was wondering is there anything that could help me?
This is normal.: You are normal. There is no medications to stop producing fluids in your vagina. Go see your doctor for a check up. Your first pap is due at age 21, but they may be able to reassure you. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Allergies can cause a large variety of symptoms: most common is hay fever (molds, dust, pollen) with watery runny nose, watery eyes & itching, nasal itch, sneezing, and congestion. Plant/tree/grass allergies can cause eczema, a skin rash, as can food allergies. Aerosolized allergens (pet dander, pollen, etc.) can cause asthma with chest tightness and wheezing. ...Read more
Yes: The most important treatment for allergies is identification and avoidance as possible. For environmental allergies, new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays and allergy injections are current standard of care. Food allergy treatment is avoidance and Epinephrine in case of an accidental exposure. Research is being done on food oral desensitization, but not yet ready for "prime time". ...Read more
NSAIDs: Dolfenal contains Mefenamic Acid which is an NSAID (nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug) in the same general class as Ibuprofen or aspirin. Some people can have severe allergic reactions to these medications leading to hives, asthma or even anaphylaxis. If a person is allergic to aspirin, Ibuprofen or other nsaids talk with your doctor first. ...Read more
Allergen avoidance: The best one off course is to avoid the allergen completely if you can. Many times, you can't either because you don't know the allergen or you can't really avoid the allergen. So, in that case, you can try otc medication like anti histamin (benadryl) or other medication like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, allergra etc. Try one- see which one works better for you. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
Acute allergy.: There are actually different types like the delayed ones. The common ones are the acute allergic reaction. You have allergy cells (eosinophils, basophils, mast) with receptors on the surface. The allergen (the cause) binds to those receptors, the cells lyse, recruit other cells, but the contents cause the blood vessels and surrounding tissue to react and cause the wheal and flare reaction. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; dark circles under eyes ("allergic shiners"); crease at base of nose (from "allergic salute"-wiping nose upwards with back of hand; post-nasal drainage; lack of energy. Many treatments available to relieve symptoms: antihistamines (claritin/zyrtec), nasal steroid sprays, mast cell stabilizer spray (cells that release histamine), desensitization tx to allergens. ...Read more
Immune response : People with allergies have an exaggerated immune response to an allergen like venom in a bee sting or cat saliva proteins found on fur or dander. When these allergens bind to receptors on the immune cells they cause a cascade of events to occur that result in various allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, swelling, hives, and anaphylaxis in extreme cases. ...Read more
Antihistamine: Xevor is a brand name for levo-cetirizine. This antihistamine is the mirror-image isomer of Cetirizine (zyrtec). Theoretically, the r-isomers are the "active" part of the medication, so less medication should provide similar relief. It should work as well or perhaps better than zyrtec. ...Read more
Several Things: First, learn to spell it right so everyone knows what you are talking about. It is penicillin. Second get an allergist to test you to confirm that you are really allergic to penicillin. Third, if you really are allergic avoid all drugs with penicillin or it's cousins, like amoxicillin, ampicillin, and often first and second generation cephalosporins like keflex or ceclor. ...Read more