Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Ooops--your sex partner makes you wheeze
I don’t mean being “allergic” to someone’s cologne, although that could be a factor, I guess.
The usual allergies made worse in some cases by sex are to foods and medications. Say, your girlfriend has just eaten a PB&J and you are allergic to peanuts.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says this is not unusual.
It came up at their latest meeting, in fact.
Even brushing teeth and rinsing one’s mouth before kissing can’t prevent the passing of some allergens.
These allergens can cause hives, itching, swelling of the lips or throat, and wheezing.
The docs say plan ahead. If you know your partner has an issue, don’t eat the item and brush and rinse 16-24 hours before smooching.
Some women can be allergic to certain sperm, too. People get shots for this one.
See, now some of the fun is going out of it.