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Resident doctor Nguyen Thi Thuy Ninh, specializing in Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the Department of General Internal Medicine – Tam Anh General Hospital, Hanoi, said that the most common cause of condom allergy is

Symptoms of latex allergy in each person can be different in severity or mildness, the most common are itching, redness, swelling, rash… acute, in the genitals or areas in contact with condoms.

Although rarely causing dangerous situations, condom allergies seriously affect the quality and safety of sex.

Condom allergy affects the quality of `lovemaking`.

In case allergic symptoms appear after `making love` it may be a sign of sensitivity or irritation to substances in condoms.

In addition, active ingredients such as glycerin, paraben and propylene glycol in lubricants (available in condoms or used by users independently) can cause irritation.

In particular, Dr. Thuy Ninh recommends that not only does it cause itching, but the ingredients of some lubricants and spermicides can disrupt the structure of vaginal tissue cells, increasing the risk of diseases such as

As soon as the patient suspects they are allergic to condoms or the active ingredients inside, they should immediately stop using condoms.

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Doctor Nguyen Thi Thuy Ninh advises patients with chronic allergies to get tested to find the exact cause of the allergy.

Doctor Thuy Ninh further shared that to prevent allergies, the top rule is not to come into contact with allergens.

However, polyurethane condoms are compatible with most other lubricants so can be used with any type of lubricant (if necessary), while polyisoprene condoms are only suitable with base-based lubricants.

Doctor Thuy Ninh emphasized that if allergy symptoms still exist after a few days since the last contact with condoms or active ingredients inside, lubricating gel, or are chronic (repeated each time).

`In addition, there will be other medical causes of itching and burning in the private area that may not be due to condom allergy, but are signs of infection and sexually transmitted diseases. Everyone should pay attention.

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