What is a semen allergy? – Napidoktor

In a relationship with everyone, you may be sensitive to some of your partner’s manifestations in certain situations. However, there are people who are literally allergic to their partner – that is, their partner’s semen.

This type of allergy is a fairly rare but very often misdiagnosed phenomenon. No wonder the pain, redness, burning, swelling that occurs as an allergic reaction puts a relationship between two people seriously, especially if the woman wants to get pregnant. Fortunately, a recognized, accurately diagnosed semen allergy can be prevented, KamaszPanasz reports.

Symptoms of semen allergy

Almost immediately after contact with sperm, local problems occur. Burning sensation, pain, swelling may take longer. The symptoms mainly affect the outer vault of the vagina. Sharp pain, a burning sensation, as if with a thousand needles prick the genital parts – those concerned complain.

Breathing difficulties, skin rash, mild tissue swelling may also be a side effect of the allergic reaction. In rare cases, the circulation may collapse and an anaphylactic condition associated with fainting may occur. No deaths due to semen allergy have occurred so far. Symptoms can last for hours or even days. In a large percentage of cases, symptoms appear after 20 to 30 minutes, but allergies can strike after as little as 5 minutes.

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Presumed cause

Proteins in semen may be responsible for the cause of semen allergy. The allergenic protein in question is presumably found in the semen of all men, but it is possible that allergic individuals are only sensitive to a specific protein. The body’s acute response may be related to the effect of a specific IgE antibody on the protein. The immune response of the antibody causes a condition in the body similar to seasonal allergies.

Diagnosis requires caution

Women who experience this problem usually turn to a urologist or gynecologist. If your doctor is not careful enough, you may ignore the possibility of a semen allergy. They are usually mistaken for a chronic recurrent vaginal fungal infection or a sexually transmitted disease such as herpes.

Sometimes the problem was explained by the inadequate size of the vaginal vault, and therefore the patient was advised to have surgery – of course, the symptoms still did not go away. Vaginal dryness was also mentioned as the cause of the phenomenon, so the use of a lubricant was recommended. Many people get frustrated because they feel that nowhere are they taken seriously enough, so they try to look up possible explanations on the internet, and this is where they first hear about this type of allergy.

Change partners?

It is not enough to use a condom. Must be used well! But three out of four do it wrong. This is because many people have a controversial relationship with condoms, trying to come up with arguments against it. The following excuses are most commonly heard: sex with him is not so enjoyable, it is difficult to put on or you don’t like the smell… Don’t worry, with minimal theoretical knowledge you won’t have a problem with it!

The association of semen allergy with other allergies has not been demonstrated so far. It has been hypothesized that an individual’s food allergy or food allergy in family history may be related to the phenomenon. Sperm in contact with facial skin can cause acne skin lesions in affected women. Patients did not experience anaphylactic reactions upon contact of semen with oral mucosa. The explanation may be a substance produced in the digestive system that neutralizes the particular protein.

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Semen allergy mainly affects women, although some men returning from the Gulf War have also experienced allergic symptoms after ejaculation in contact with their own semen. The association between semen allergy and infertility has not been demonstrated, as women with allergic symptoms were also able to conceive, although in their case, the rate of accidental pregnancies was much lower due to condom control.

Fortunately, deaths have not occurred so far, although an anaphylactic condition can result in a life-threatening condition. Allergies proved to be most fatal in terms of relationships: the women involved were more likely to look for another partner.

Treatment options

Condom use plays a major role in the treatment of allergies. At the University of Cincinnati, a desensitization procedure is used to eliminate unpleasant symptoms: an injection of sperm protein from a partner’s semen is injected into the skin of the affected woman. Before that, the proteins in the sperm are “sorted out” and tested to see if the skin is showing an increased reaction. This semen protein is injected into the female body in increasing concentrations every 10-15 minutes. At the end of the desensitization process, the semen is introduced into the vagina to guarantee asymptomatic relief. Elsewhere, increasing amounts of semen delivered to the vagina are used to neutralize the body’s violent reaction.

If you experience a problem similar to the one with your partner, you should definitely follow the phenomenon. The possibility of sexually transmitted diseases must be ruled out. If possible, the man should not become dehydrated during sexual intercourse, as this will increase the concentration of sperm and the acidity of the sperm, and it is important to use a condom. Recurrent symptoms definitely warrant a visit to an allergist.

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