Q. What is the cause for itching of face and chest after sex?

Answered by
Dr. Rashmi Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 19, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 20, 2019

Hi doctor,

After sex, my girlfriend's face, chest and legs burn and itch. What is the cause? And what can we do for it?

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hello,

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  • Is this the first time this has happened or every time?
  • Are there any rashes or just itching?

Kindly revert back with the details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Hello doctor,

No, it happens just about every time and there is redness present. Please help.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There can be multiple causes to this problem. A detailed history will rule out the cause.

  1. Vibratory urticaria: Due to the movements during sex. 
  2. Cholinergic urticaria : Due to heat generated during sexual activity. Such people also have hives after heavy exercise.
  3. Allergy to semen or latex in the condom: Again this is something you can rule out with history.
  • You can get her tested for any allergy and get tests done accordingly to confirm the diagnosis.
  • For now, you can get her started on a combination of tablet Ranitidine and Loratadine daily to avoid another episode of the same.

Revert back with a detailed history to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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