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Condom causes itching.Is this some kind of allergy?

Hello doctor, I`m 26 year old recently married guy. Whenever I use condom I?m I have being having itching around the place where condom touches the skin. Is this some kind of allergy? Who to see if this is allergy?
Asked On : Mon, 1 Feb 2010
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From your history, you are probably developed latex allergy. The protein in rubber can cause an allergic reaction in some people. The thin, stretchy latex rubber in gloves, condoms and balloons is high in this protein. It causes more allergic reactions than products made of hard rubber (like tires). Also, because some latex gloves are coated with cornstarch powder, the latex protein particles stick to the cornstarch and fly into the air when the gloves are taken off. In places where gloves are being put on and removed frequently, the air may contain many latex particles. You need to see a doctor who will take a detailed history and may confirm the diagnosis with a blood test. Skin testing is usually not used to test for latex allergy, except in some specialized centers. It can cause severe reactions if it isn't done by an experienced person.
Answered: Mon, 8 Feb 2010
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