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Can Condoms Cause Allergies?

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Condom allergy?

I have been with my boyfriend for 9 months now, and i have noticed that after sex the area around my vagina became red, sore, and had small lesions. It also burns to urinate. I thought that maybe it was some sort of an std, but by the time i went...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It's possible that you have an allergy either to the latex or the lubricant that is sometimes used on condoms (make sure that nonoxynol-9 is not in the lubricant, as that commonly causes irritation). Try using polyurethane condoms and a... Read more »

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... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Requests Emergency Order of 45 Million Condoms From PEPFAR

A condom shortage in Kenya caused by high demand and procurement bottlenecks has forced the country to request an emergency order of 45 million condoms from PEPFAR, Kenyan health officials said Wednesday, Agence France-Presse reports. According to... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Fact Sheet: The Truth About Condoms

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condom Price Increases in Ukraine Cause Concern About Spread of HIV, Other STIs

Recent increases in condom prices in Ukraine have led some advocates to express concerns about a possible corresponding rise in the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, Russia Today reports. Since October 2008, the price of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Condoms for the Prevention of HIV and STI Transmission

Summary Condoms are physical barriers that can reduce the risk of a sexual exposure to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They are made of materials that do not allow HIV or STIs to pass through them. Condoms can be highly effective... Read more »
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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 oral... Read more »

condom broke can cause HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello I had weared the condom but I didn't put in. I was just rubbing my penis with her thyes but unfortuntely the condom broke. But there was no fluid or pre cum was there.
Now I found after 4 weeks that there very very small ulcer (pin head size)... 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 »

Allergies/sinus infections....symptoms or NOT!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I see where a lot of people are asking about their current allergies or sinus infections. Worrying that they might be symptoms of HIV. Most everyone answers "no....those are not symptoms".....

Yet, not to be the bearer of bad news, if you look over... Read more »