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Medicine For Condom Allergy
No latex condom: Unfortunately, the only good solution is to avoid latex condoms. Still, they are the safest there is. First of all, make sure you are really allergic to latex. Sometimes, the allergy is not to the latex itself but to some of the chemicals that are used during production, so you may tolerate another brand. Also, you may be allergic to a lubricant. See an allergist/immunologist. ...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
Condom allergy?: First make certain it's the condom material & not a spermicial in it. If allergic to latex, other materials are polyurethane & polyisoprene (the newest addition). Also lambskin, but they are too porous to prevent std transmission. Read package labels to learn what material contents are made of. Try polyurethane, then polyisoprene (latter is probably the most expensive due to being newest). ...Read more
Had sex with 2 other guys, didn't hav any irreg discharge. Now w my bf after sex I hav thick yellow discharge on condom. Condom allergy? Or infection?
Allergy: Treat with Hydrocortisone cream. Cut small piece of condom wet it and apply to inside on upper arm with medical tape. If you develop reaction at site in 24-72 hours you are latex sensitive and can use latex or rubber condoms. Unfortunately non latex condoms do not offer same protection against stds. ...Read more
Latex allergy: Dipped natural rubber (latex) products including rubber gloves and condoms contain natural rubber protein. Some people develop allergy to these rubber proteins which can range from mild to severe anaphylaxis. Contact with rubber proteins in a susceptible person can cause rubber allergy to develop. For good infor go to: http://www. Latexallergyresources. Org/. ...Read more
Itchy, scaly rash: If it is contact allergy, hours to days later may have itchy, reddish, scaly rash where skin contacted latex. It is similar to contact allergy that you see with poison ivy. Non-specific irritation caused by lubricants, latex can also cause a dermatitis. Rarely, systemic symptoms of wheezing, shortness of breath, hypotension, hives, and swelling can occur if already sensitized to latex. ...Read more
Testing: Both contact patvh testing and type 1 immediate testing need to be done. Any allergist cqn do these. ...Read more
Yes, 2 types: There are 2 kinds of condoms that are not made from latex: 1) "skins" or natural condoms that are actually made from lamb intestines and 2) synthetic condoms made from polyurethane or polyisoprene. Natural condoms protect against pregnancy but do not prevent the spread of stds. The synthetic condoms can help prevent pregnancy and STDs as well as latex condoms do. ...Read more
Yes: Some people will only react to latex in certain forms. In the past latex gloves and condoms caused a lot of allergy problems but now the manufacturing processes make them less allergenic. However condoms can potentially cause serious allergic problems at any point in latex allergic people. ...Read more
Yes and No: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, you will react to all other latex. ...Read more
Yes: Yes...Condom use does not cause a latex allergy. ...Read more
Yes: There are nonlatex synthetic condoms made of polyurethane and also lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, do not use latex condoms. ...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
Can you be allergic to condoms but not have a latex allergy? What else in condoms can (often?) cause allergy?
Yes: The spermicidal in the condom may also cause irritation. ...Read more
How can I enjoy safe sex without worries of latex allergies? Are there nonlatex synthetic condoms?
Yes: Go to your drug store and either look or ask the pharmacist for non-latex condoms. They're widely available; although, there are just a few brands. ...Read more
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