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. Jul 16, 2019 · Latex condom allergies (and latex allergies in general) exist on a spectrum, according to the Mayo Clinic. If you're mildly allergic to latex, you might experience symptoms like: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. Sep 29, 2017 · Lambskin condoms. Made of sheep intestines, this condom is the only one made of a natural animal product, so it doesn’t contain any of the proteins that prompt the latex allergy. While lambskin condoms are effective against pregnancy, tiny holes in the condom Author: Men's Health, Men's Health Team.
Jul 18, 2006 · Allergies to latex condoms occur in both men and women. Symptoms include a hives-like rash and itching, dryness and, sometimes, shortness of breath, welts, and eczema. Latex allergy can also lead to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.