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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

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

Condoms (Definition)

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


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What happens if you don't treat a latex condom allergic reaction?

What happens if you don't treat a latex condom allergic reaction?

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. ...Read more

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What can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

What can be used to stop the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction?

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

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What are the symptoms of a latex condom allergic reaction/allergy and how should it be treated?

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

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What type of vaginal cream can you use for a latex condom allergic reaction?

What type of vaginal cream can you use for a latex condom allergic reaction?

No latex condom: There is no specific cream for latex allergic people. The only way to avoid a reaction is to avoid exposure to latex and use only non-latex condom . Do note that lamb skin condom does not present std transmission. ...Read more

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Other then benadryl (diphenhydramine)... What can be used for a latex condom allergic reaction?

Latex allergy: Be sure you do not get further exposure to latex, as another reaction may be quite severe. Depending on where the reaction is, you may try topical 1% Hydrocortisone cream you can purchase at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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What should I do if the hives/rash/bumps don't go away from the latex condom allergic reaction?

May need meds: You may need an evaluation and possible medication(s) to help you "jump start" the healing process. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I think i'm allergic to latex condoms?

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

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Which are some symptoms to being allergic to latex condoms?

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

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What non-latex condoms work the best for someone who is allergic to latex?

What non-latex condoms work the best for someone who is allergic to latex?

Several options: For helpful latex allergy information go to: http://www.Latexallergyresources.Org/consumer-products
this is from their list of contraception:
durex (770-582-2222) – avanti
lifestyles skyn large - made from polyisoprene
reality
trojan – supra. ...Read more

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How do I know if Iam allergic to the latex condoms. Are there any symptoms?

How do I know if Iam allergic to the latex condoms. Are there any symptoms?

Allergy: You may experience itching or swelling or redness and irritation in the vaginal area where any contact to the condom occurred. ...Read more

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What happens if you are allergic to latex condoms? What are the other options?

Several options: 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
reality
trojan – supra
the female health company (312-595-9123) - fc female condom. ...Read more

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My wife is allergic to latex, is there a safe and alternate condom material out there?

My wife is allergic to latex, is there a safe and alternate condom material out there?

Condoms: As mentioned, the nonlatex condom is thicker, less stretchy, and decreases sensitivity more than latex. Lamb skin condoms may also be used but do not protect against HIV and are slightly less effective in preventing pregnancy. They are reportedly the best for sensitivity. ...Read more

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Question for the men out there regarding condoms. If allergic to latex, what do you do?

Non Latex Condoms: You can get non latex condoms, ther are many brands available in the market. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for you to know if you were allergic to latex/latex condoms or not?

Usually 2-3 days: from exposure, patients vary in their sensitivities though, but if you feel you are allergic to latex better avoid exposure and seek alternative, an allergist can help, good luck ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Allergy?: You may not be allergic to latex, but may be allergic to the spermicide that is used in the condoms causing you the problem. You might try the plain condoms without spermicide and use an over the counter water based lubricant like KY that has no medication in it. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to latex condom. What are my options?

Sheep skin: Sheep skin condoms should be ok, no latex, but they may break. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of my girlfriend having an allergic reaction to latex condoms?

What is the likelihood of my girlfriend having an allergic reaction to latex condoms?

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

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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

Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. ...Read more


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