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Can you be allergic to sperm?
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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Sperm allergy
Absolutely. Allergic reactions during intercourse are well described whether from sperm, spermicide or latex condoms.
While vaginal and perivaginal itching is a frequent complaint, there have been reports of anaphylaxis. Successful treatment can consist of use of various barrier devices like condoms, pretreatment with various topical meds and/or immunotherapy with the allergenic sperm protein.

In brief: Sperm allergy
Absolutely. Allergic reactions during intercourse are well described whether from sperm, spermicide or latex condoms.
While vaginal and perivaginal itching is a frequent complaint, there have been reports of anaphylaxis. Successful treatment can consist of use of various barrier devices like condoms, pretreatment with various topical meds and/or immunotherapy with the allergenic sperm protein.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Allergy
About 5% of women are reported to have some form of allergic rxn to sperm.

In brief: Allergy
About 5% of women are reported to have some form of allergic rxn to sperm.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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