You may be allergic to the condom — or any added ingredient, like spermicide — that you or your partner used. Although it’s possible to be allergic to any type of condom, latex is the most common culprit. Between 1 and 6 percent of Americans are allergic (or sensitive to) latex, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Author: Corinne O’Keefe Osborn. Although people can be allergic to lambskin and other forms of condoms, the most common condom allergy is due to latex, says Dr. Wider.Author: Korin Miller.
Mar 30, 2015 · You could be allergic to other elements in your condoms other than the latex — such as spermicide. If you’re noticing allergy symptoms (and they aren’t dangerous), try switching up your condom type and taking a break from the smelly soaps Author: Emma Kaywin. Allergic reaction to latex condoms treatment Allergic reactions to latex can range from skin redness and itching to more serious symptoms, such as hives or gastrointestinal problems. True allergic reactions to latex rarely progress to the life-threatening conditions such as low blood pressure, difficulty breathing or rapid heart rate.Author: Bill Haney.
Condom allergy can occur in women as well as in men. Most of the condom allergy in women is caused due to the use of latex rubber condom. A woman may be allergic to latex rubber or spermicide and lubricant present in the condom. Allergic reaction can occur few minutes after intercourse or few hours thereafter. Treatment consists of antihistaminic medication.