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I think i'm allergic to latex condoms?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Agree with Dr. Quarles. Latex allergy affects about 1% of the U.S. population. For good information go to: http://latexallergyresources.org/ Information from the American Latex Allergy Association.
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