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I have a rash on my toes. I have recently started wearing spandex socks. Could this rash be a spandex allergy?

I have a rash on my toes. I have recently started wearing spandex socks. Could this rash be a spandex allergy?

Possibly: Stop the spandex see if it resolves. Also air out your shoes spray them with antifungal foot powder, let dry try and alternate shoe wear as well this could be a fungal infection as well. If it dosent resolve in a week or so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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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Does wearing spandex underwear as a guy hurt my balls?

Does wearing spandex underwear as a guy hurt my balls?

Underwear: If you are allergic to Nylon you may have a problem. Nylon panties can also retain heat, making them, unsanitary and uncomfortable in the warmer conditions. But the cons are not related to your balls ...Read more

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I'm allergic to latex; can I use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

I'm allergic to latex; can I use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more

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I love wearing Spandex, Why is it when I wear spandex leggings of all colors I get an erection? Yes it feels good, but its not sexual!

I love wearing Spandex, Why is it when I wear spandex leggings of all colors I get an erection? Yes it feels good, but its not sexual!

Here are some. ..: Your love to wear Spandex suggests you have mental affinity with it and its features, which may mentally lead to induce sexual arousal and also possibly its tightness may give rise to some subtle physical stimulation. All together may explain why such has been happening as reported. So, this is nothing wrong as long as you have felt good without personal embarrassment and social offense. So, you ...Read more

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Is there latex in spandex?

Is there latex in spandex?

No: Spandex is a synthetic fiber which by itself does not contain latex. However, the finished products, garments do have latex added to them. If one has a latex allergy, spandex is not safe. ...Read more

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Could I put spandex in the dryer?

We give nedical: Advise not laundry advise on this site. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to run in spandex?

Is it okay for me to run in spandex?

Should be fine.: Aerodynamic and somewhat breathable. Should be fine for running. ...Read more

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What's more likely to cause skin irritation, spandex or polyester?

What's more likely to cause skin irritation, spandex or polyester?

Neither: Unless it is too tight or you are allergic to it, people wear those materials every day with no problems. ...Read more

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Why do other people laugh at me when I work out in spandex at the gym, it's much more comfortable, why do they laugh?

Why do other people laugh at me when I work out in spandex at the gym, it's much more comfortable, why do they laugh?

Let them laugh...: Let them laugh, a recent physiologic study showed that use of compression garments will improve cardiac function and exercise performance. ...Read more

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I've found "rubber shorts" on amazon. Many are made of spandex (some 20%, and 80% nylon or cotton). Is this an effective alternative to dental dams?

I've found "rubber shorts" on amazon. Many are made of spandex (some 20%, and 80% nylon or cotton). Is this an effective alternative to dental dams?

Nope: If you are trying to prevent an std, you need material that prevents the transmission of even very tiny microscopic bacteria or viruses. If the product has cotton in it, it is not likely going to be an adequate barrier to protect from stds. ...Read more

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Does wearing spandex cause pimples on covered areas?

Does wearing spandex cause pimples on covered areas?

Yes if sensitive: Yes if you are sensitive to one of the materials or if you do not allow the skin to adequately "breathe". Consider other compression garments that permit sweat to evaporate and also avoid the use of occlusive moisturizing agents. ...Read more

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Boyfriend and I were dry humping I was fertile, wearng spandex shorts and panties he was in shorts and boxers he ejaculated in boxers could I be preg?

Boyfriend and I were dry humping I was fertile, wearng spandex shorts and panties he was in shorts and boxers he ejaculated in boxers could I be preg?

Very unlikely. ..: The described scenario poses an almost next-to-zero possibility to conceive, but known to us, no known contraceptive measures can offer 100% guaranty. So, exercise your best possible available precaution for safe sex so to avoid accidental pregnancy as much as you can. Remember: As long as being in life love game, accident dooms to happen no matter what; so, beware and be responsible for what may. ...Read more

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How to solve spandex from causing rash on back upper thigh?

How to solve spandex from causing rash on back upper thigh?

Cause of rash 1st?: You must first determine if it is due to a sensitivity to a component of the spandex i.e., latex allergy/sensitivity or due to chaffing for the shear forces of the garment on the skin. In the former you must discontinue and consider topical antihistamines/corticosteroids. In the latter, consider powders or lotion. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever researched the possible link of the use of spandex and breast cancer?

Has anyone ever researched the possible link of the use of spandex and breast cancer?

No Link: There is no link between the type of bra that you wear and the development of breast cancer. ...Read more

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I had a bartholin abscess in between my legs. I was told to wear cotton. I can't find 100% cotton. Includes spandex or/and nylon. Is that ok?

I had a bartholin abscess in between my legs. I was told to wear cotton. I can't find 100% cotton. Includes spandex or/and nylon. Is that ok?

Underwear breathes: Mostly cotton underwear breathes well and will be fine. If you are resting at home, wearing loose shorts and no underwear is another alternative. ...Read more

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I have had red bumps on my inner groin area for about two weeks now. I wear spandex everyday to workout in and sweat a lot. Could be possible std?

I have had red bumps on my inner groin area for about two weeks now. I wear spandex everyday to workout in and sweat a lot. Could be possible std?

Prickly heat: Prickly heat from the sweating and blockage of sweat glands is a more likely explanation. It may help if you would use different attire that allows air circulation better that spandex does. If you have multiple sex partners, you may wish to see a doctor to get tested for STDs. ...Read more

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Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Symptoms of titanium allergies?

Nothing special: Allergic reactions are pretty common and for the most part not specific to the specific antigen (cause). If the exposure to titanium is direct skin contact, would expect redness and possible swelling there. See:http://j.Mp/vgz70k. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

What are the symptoms of cat allergies?

Sneezing, runny nose: Itchy eyes, trouble breathing, or even an itrchy rash. If you are very allergic to cats, you can even just enter a room where a cat had been (ie. No longer present) and still feel symptoms. ...Read more

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What is used to relieve allergy symptoms?

What is used to relieve allergy symptoms?

Antihistamine/Sprays: Allergy symptoms can include both nose and eye symptoms and include itching, watering, running, congestion, cough, post-nasal drip, and sneezing. OTC antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays, and antihistamine eye drops all help relieve allergy symptoms. Avoidance of triggers that make your allergies worse is also helpful. See an Allergist to determine exactly what you might be allergic to. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of allergies?

What are some of the symptoms of allergies?

Allergy Symptoms: Allergic rhinitis symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy nose or eyes, sinus pressure, tearing, red eyes, ear fullness, post-nasal drainage.
Allergic symptoms in the skin or lungs can manifest differently but usually when one asks about "allergy" symptoms it most commonly refers to rhinitis. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of commin allergies?

Allergies: Allergies to environmental allergens can cause runny nose, cough, sneezing, rash, itchy nose, itchy throat, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arv medicine allergy?

What are the symptoms of an arv medicine allergy?

Allergy to HIV meds: Drug allergies can occur to virtually any medication. The symptoms vary greatly. Rashes are a common sign of drug allergy, but so are joint pains and many other symptoms. Most reactions are side effects and not allergies. Here is wiki's index of which HIV medications cause which types of adverse symptoms and reactions. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/management_of_hiv/aids#adverse_effects. ...Read more

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\i have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

\i have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

Allergies: Most commonly nasal congestion, runny nose, postnatal drip, scratchy throat, watery itchy eyes and sometimes hives and rashes. ...Read more

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Why have my allergy symptoms been lasting for weeks?

Why have my allergy symptoms been lasting for weeks?

Hmm. Is it Fluffy?: If truly from allergies, respiratory sx lasting that long means continued or repeated exposure, usually, unless secondary issue like sinusitis/cough/GERDVCD. In northern climates this time of year think indoor allergens: dust mites, molds, feathers, or pets with fur - dogs and cats, mostly. ...Read more

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What causes my allergy-like symptoms if it's not allergies?

What causes my allergy-like symptoms if it's not allergies?

Many causes: Clarify by describing your symptoms. Non-allergic rhinitis can be just as bothersome and harder to treat. Allergies only trigger a fraction of asthma exacerbations - eczema and hives also. An allergist is trained in evaluating these conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no allergies but I have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

What to do if I have no allergies but I have the symptoms of allergies. What do I have?

Nonallergic rhinitis: You can have irritant induced swelling of the nose, vasomotor rhinitis (symptoms from exposure to smoke or strong odors), chronic infection, thyroid issues, anatomical issues (deviated septum) or other causes. See an allergist and be evaluated. ...Read more

Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more


Watery Eyes, Made Worse By Pets (Definition)

Watery eyes, made worse by pets ...Read more