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is it possible to be allergic to condoms but not latex gloves??

(5 Posts)
sandy4 Mon 25-Aug-08 15:52:19

because I think I am.

Over the past few months I've had thrush-like symptoms after having sex & I'm sure its the condoms. I'm OK after I've taken piriton. It's not thrush & I have quite a few allergies - dust, feathers, fur, certain food make my mouth itch.

Dp says this is not possible as I can wear washing up gloves without any problems. He basically thinks I'm talking rubbish.

elmoandella Mon 25-Aug-08 15:58:07

it sould be the spermicide on the condom your allergic to. you get ones for those allergic to it.

ninedragons Mon 25-Aug-08 15:59:57

Have you tried a few different brands? I wonder if the lubricant might be the culprit.

KatyMac Mon 25-Aug-08 16:01:54

Yes - spermicide causes mayor allergies

You can get hypo-allergenic condoms (but I'm allergic to them too)

sandy4 Mon 25-Aug-08 16:06:55

good point - I'm off to the supermarket.

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