Question by  Addy (162)

What are typical allergic reactions to condoms?


Answer by  wj (646)

Allergic reactions are caused by latex, a common material used in the manufacture of condoms. This causes an itchy red rash. Non-latex condoms are available for people who suffer allergies.


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

Allergic reactions to condoms are usually reactions to the latex. Minor reactions may cause dryness and itching, with more moderate reactions causing redness, blistering, and oozing. In rare cases, the reaction could be deadly and cause an anaphylactic reaction. The other possibility is an allergic reaction to spermicide, which would usually cause redness and irritation.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Allergic reactions to latex or other materials of condoms, like preservatives or perfumes, can be itching, increased vaginal discharge and burning or a rash.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Typically condom allergies are actually latex allergies, and they usually present themselves in a rash of hives of some sort. Redness, itching, and maybe slight swelling may occur.


Answer by  TheBanker (10)

If either the man or the woman is allergic to condoms their reaction will depend on the severity of the allergy. Local reactions could include itching and hives while systemic reactions are more serious. A severe allergy to a condom could include hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, and/or anaphylactic shock which might lead to death if not treated quickly.

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