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Is it safe to have sex when taking steroids, ibuprofen for allergy?

Hi my boyfriend had an allergic reaction to some lube we used. We went to the ER because he had clear bumps but the ended up popping on there own. The doctor said it was an allergic reaction and to wait to have sex they prescribed him steroids and ibprophen 800mg. Its now scabby is it safe to have sex now its been 2 days and we have condoms? If not how long should we wait and if so will it affect the scabs?
Tue, 4 Mar 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,
As your boy friend is having allergy to some lubricants be careful once there is a allergy, your body immune system will be primed for this allergen and will have memory cells for the particular antigen, if the immune system is exposed to the allergen it may once again produce the symptoms.

If the lesion as completely scabbed out and there is no raw surface on the genitals, you can have sex with out the use of the lube. If there is any active lesion wait until it is completely healed.
Thank you.
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Is it safe to have sex when taking steroids, ibuprofen for allergy?

Hello, Welcome to HCM, As your boy friend is having allergy to some lubricants be careful once there is a allergy, your body immune system will be primed for this allergen and will have memory cells for the particular antigen, if the immune system is exposed to the allergen it may once again produce the symptoms. If the lesion as completely scabbed out and there is no raw surface on the genitals, you can have sex with out the use of the lube. If there is any active lesion wait until it is completely healed. Thank you.