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Can Condoms Cause Allergies?

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findind a safe condom (LATEX ALLERGY 2009)

Hi Doc how are you is there a safe condom you can recommend to me to use my wife is allergic to the latex condom
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sure. For latex allergic folks I recommend polyurethane condoms, such as "Avanti." See below.Dr. BobLatex Allergy question - follow up on adviceFeb 8, 2009 Dr. Bob I was the person who wrote Read more »

Allergic to Latex condoms and Protected Oral Sex (LATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEX)

Doctor, i had protected insertive oral sex with a CSW two weeks ago for 10-15 minutes. I have a... Read more »

Condom allergy?

I have been with my boyfriend for 9 months now, and i have noticed that after sex the area around... Read more »
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Understanding Genital Herpes

...oral-genital contact if you or your sexual partner has any symptoms or findings of oral herpes. Using barriers such as latex condoms during sexual activity may decrease transmission when you use them consistently and correctly, but transmission... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less... Read more »
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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

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What are the symptoms of condom allergy

Posted by scaredman
Hi, What are the symptoms of condom allergy? Is it burning,itching at penis tip? And how long does it take to show up the condom allergy symptoms? Can it take 1-2 weeks to show up the condom allergy symptoms. I used a Lifestyle Latex condom for... Read more »

Uh oh. Allergies/Sinus infection...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im about 2 1/2 weeks past "exposure". I haven't really had any symptoms that I am aware of....other than a somewhat sore throat, and some sinus drainage in my throat. I went to the dr. today and he's pretty convinced I have alleriges, along with a... Read more »

I'm too young for all this. Stupid mistake.

Posted by natinnit, 2 Replies
OK, well I've slept with my boyfriend a couple of times before the event occured which I believe caused my symptoms but we always used a condom. On the 14th of February, we were having intercourse and the condom came off, but I was so drunk we... Read more »

Automimmune diseases

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...party. It was in a country in latin america so the condom I used was purchased there. I have a stuffy sensation in my nose, maybe allergies ?? even though 've never had allergies. I know you guys are the experts here so please advise if... Read more »