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Latex Condom Allergic
How long does it usually take for latex condom allergic symptoms to disappear? Anything that u can do to make things better or aid the recovery faster
Within 24 hours: A reaction to latex condoms is likely to be short lived. It should, however, be evaluated by a physician if the symptoms are severe. In the meantime, you could apply some Hydrocortisone cream to decrease inflammation. Longer term, you need allergy testing as well to confirm allergy to latex. ...Read more
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
Condoms: Have your partner use condoms made from other material. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Cream, spray, or oral pills. If severe, see your doctor. Use nitrile condoms next time (but please always use a condom). ...Read more
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
May need meds: You may need an evaluation and possible medication(s) to help you "jump start" the healing process. Best wishes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Clitirous swollen after sex, no pain though How long should it be like that? Use latex condom, im also allergic to latex
Risky: It is very risky to be using latex condoms if you are latex sensitive. Your heavy breathing next time may not be pleasure, but inability to catch your breath due to allergic reaction. Likely why your clitoris is swollen. Reaction can be immediate or days delayed. There are latex free condoms, and I suggest you invest in these. Take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if that helps the swelling of the clitoris. ...Read more
If I have a prolonged burning sensation while urinating after having sex with a latex condom, am I allergic to the latex condom?
Possibly: Though it could also be an infection. You should be seen by your physician. ...Read more
Latex allergy common: Both men & women can be allergic to latex condoms (rash, itching, dryness, even difficulty breathing). Today there are many non-latex condoms readily available. Synthetic (polyurethane trojan supra or polyisoprene durex bare) protect best against STDs but stretch less so may need bigger size. Lambskin (trojan naturalamb) feels more natural, but don't protect from stds, just prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
Localized reaction: Symptoms are localized to the site of contact, but can spread outward depending on how sensitive you are and how long the contact lasts. As you might expect, burning, redness, itching and discomfort will continue to get worse with repeat exposure. There is no going back; avoidance is the only long term solution. Plus you might start noticing other exposures to latex begin bothering you. ...Read more
Allergy: You may experience itching or swelling or redness and irritation in the vaginal area where any contact to the condom occurred. ...Read more
Good ideas from: alaa (american latex allergy association). Go to: http://www.Latexallergyresources.Org/consumer-products
alternative non latex for contraception include:
durex (770-582-2222) – avanti
femcap - fda-approved, latex-free contraceptive device
lifestyles skyn large - made from polyisoprene
trojan – supra
the female health company (312-595-9123) - fc female condom. ...Read more
When I use trojan and lifestyle condoms I have a severe pain. Im not allergoc to latex and i don't know why its just those brands.?
How would i know if i was allergic to the latex condom? I usually get pains while entering its like its dry and painful, but i know its not.
Try a non-latex : Condom to see if symptoms persist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergic to polypene and polyurthane types of condoms now what we are afraid to try latex if she is allergic to latex what are alternatives ?
Lambskin condoms: but they don't prevent STDs, you can visit an allergist or a dermatologist to sort it out, good luck ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Condom allergy: It's is one option.Get a more detailed answer ›