Couples must know that washing with warm water can alleviate condom allergy. Condoms are one of the most commonly used contraceptive methods. According to data, the condom use rate in developed countries can reach 50-60%.
However, the shortcomings of condoms are also well known. In addition to potentially affecting the quality of sexual life, condoms can also cause allergies. Currently, latex condoms produced using methyl silicone oil as isolation and lubrication have greatly reduced the risk of causing allergies among users. After all, condoms are chemical products that can still cause latex or lubricant allergies to some people, especially those with allergies. For example, male patients may experience redness, itching, and tingling of the penis after use. If not handled properly, some may even develop into ulceration, erosion, and exudation; Allergic symptoms in women include itching and burning sensation in the vulva and vagina, congestion and edema of the vaginal mucosa, and increased leucorrhea.
Once allergic symptoms occur, first rinse with warm water and wipe clean. Do not wash with soap or excessively hot water to avoid increasing irritation. You can also apply some anti allergic ointment thinly to the allergic area, which can both improve symptoms and prevent infection. If the symptoms are severe, seek medical attention in a timely manner, and take some anti allergic drugs orally under the guidance of a doctor, or use some hormones appropriately. The symptoms can generally be improved or eliminated within a few days. In addition, sexual activity should be stopped within two weeks after the onset of allergies, and other contraceptive measures should be used during subsequent sexual activity.
In order to reduce the occurrence of condom allergy, users should purchase qualified products produced by regular manufacturers as much as possible, and do not use unqualified or expired products. People with allergic constitution should not choose sexual condoms (if flavored) or condoms containing drugs. Because most of these condoms contain other substances, they are more likely to cause allergies. In addition, people who are prone to allergies can try out condoms on their genitals before using them formally. For example, men can wear condoms to feel it. If there is no discomfort, they can rest assured of using them.
In recent years, a polyurethane condom has become a new choice for latex allergies due to its advantages such as thinner, better heat transfer, less cracking, and no allergic reactions.