I had vaginal itching after a protected intercourse. Is it because of the latex condom?

Q. Can the lubes in condoms or latex cause vaginal itching and allergy

Answered by
Dr. Richa Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 15, 2022

Hi doctor,

Can the lubes in condoms cause allergy? My boyfriend wore a condom, and we had intercourse. But I had vaginal itching the next day, and it has been there for the past five days. Is it because of the lube or the latex? I just have itching and no other signs of discharge or anything. How can I suppress this? Kindly suggest me a solution.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, condoms may cause allergies. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis, and it is mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, and consume soft foods. In addition, I suggest you use antifungal medicine and cream for application. I hope you found this helpful. Feel free to ask for more information.

Thanks and regards.

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