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.
This is a premium question & answer 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?



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

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Hello doctor,

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



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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.

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