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Latex Condoms allergy ?

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I was just wondering how you can tell if you are allergic to latex condoms or not? I have a lot of allergies and i was wondering what the symptoms are of being allergic to latex condoms
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replied September 21st, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
Allergy to latex generally causes itching and irritation to the skin, sometimes swelling or hives. If you suspect you're allergic you can be tested by your doctor. You can also try putting on a surgical glove for about an hour and see if you have any reaction on that hand.
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replied September 21st, 2009
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My boyfriend and i have been using latex condoms for almost 2 years now and it has been only recently does it hurt after a while and it becomes red and very sensitive to touch. I just found this odd because anything else latex does not bother me.
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replied September 21st, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
Try a non-latex condom, see if you have the same experience.
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replied September 21st, 2009
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I would not recommend testing yourself for allergies. Some allergic reactions can be very serious and can cause difficulty breathing and worse. Even if you have not had a serious reaction before, wearing gloves for an hour could put you at risk and you may have a more serious reaction the next time or with longer exposure.

If you suspect you have a serious allergy, you need to be checked under medical supervision. Also, the allergy would not just be to condoms, but any latex material, which is just about everywhere: pencil erasers, rubber gloves (disposable and non-disposable), balooons, shower curtains, Band-Aids, baby bottles, etc.

If you are only having a reaction to condoms, perhaps you are allergic or sensitive to the lubricant that is on the condoms. Try non-lubricated ones and use a water-based one that is hypoallergenic (if you can't find one, PM me and I'll give you the name of the one that I use, but I can't just say it here or I'd be advertising). It could also be that you aren't using enough lubricant or are having sex for too long and that is causing the irritation.
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replied May 2nd, 2014
sir i hab sex with my girlfriend without using condom , but after some days i found that some red spot are coming in the head of my penis and i had meet lot off skin specialist still it not worked and i have no way what to do sir . pls give me some effective answer .
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