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Can a vaginal allergic reaction cause bacterial vaginosis?

Can a vaginal allergic reaction cause bacterial vaginosis?

No: One is an infection , the other an allergic reaction. Theoretically, one may conjecture that an inflamed vaginal mucosa from an allergic reaction renders it more prone to infection but in practice this is not what happens ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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What do I use for itchy vaginal latex allergic reaction?

What do I use for itchy vaginal latex allergic reaction?

First, avoid latex: A short course of a topical steroid can help reduce the allergic reaction. Taking a close look at how you may be coming into contact with latex, and modifying your activities to avoid it will help you to prevent further events. See a dermatologist certainly if this problem continues. ...Read more

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How do I stop itching near my vaginal area? It's an allergic reaction to the detergent I used to wash clothes

How do I stop itching near my vaginal area? It's an allergic reaction to the detergent I used to wash clothes

Depends: If you are 100% certain it it due to detergent then some topical Hydrocortisone cream and oral Zyrtec (cetirizine) for five days will be helpful. Change detergents and do a second rinse in the washing machine. But, it's important to make sure it is not an infection (yeast, folliculitis, cellulitis). ...Read more

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How can I cure vaginal burning after sex from an allergic reaction?

How can I cure vaginal burning after sex from an allergic reaction?

Yes: Allergy to sperm/ spermicide/lubricant/condum possible.Can avoid relevant cause. Hope you have your ovaries. If not hormone deficiency leading to dryness and discomfort possible. See pmd for needful. ...Read more

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Can I be experiencing a allergic reaction to shaving cream if i've had a lot of vaginal redness?

Yes, contact allergy: You may be allergic to a component of the shaving cream, such as the fragrance (most common), lanolin, or another chemical such as methlyparaben or propylparaben. ...Read more

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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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I have vaginal burning, along with soreness for a couple of days now. It happens whenever I use lubricated condoms. Is this an allergic reaction?

I have vaginal burning, along with soreness for a couple of days now. It happens whenever I use lubricated condoms. Is this an allergic reaction?

Latex allergy: Yes, you might very well be describing either a latex allergy or an allergic reaction to lubricant. See what happens when you use non-latex condom or find same brand/type but w/o lubrication. Once you find one you like, keep a box handy so that you won't have a reaction from some other brand. If you need some lubrication, there are many water-based ones available. Again, find one that you like. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to diflucan (fluconazole). Now the skin on my lips and vaginal area is grey / black and falling off. What do I do? Why is this happening?

I had an allergic reaction to diflucan (fluconazole). Now the skin on my lips and vaginal area is grey / black and falling off. What do I do? Why is this happening?

Reaction: Call your prescribing physician. You were probably treated for a vaginal yeast infection and the skin may be sloughing from the infection as opposed to the diflucan (fluconazole). No matter what, please consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more