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Can latex allergies be confused with herpes?

Is it possible for a latex allergy to be confused with herpes? I understand that it can cause a poison ivy like rash. My reason for asking is that the gynocologist thinks my girlfriend may have it, but I've been tested twice and came up negative. She hasn't been tested, but they did bloodwork last week and results have yet to return. Thanks for the help.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I hope this helps clarify the difference instead of confuse now.

    Symptoms of Latex Allergy

    Irritant contact dermatitis (nonimmune)

    Gradual onset, over days, caused by hand washing, occlusion, antiseptics and glove chemicals; symptoms include redness, cracks, fissures, scaling

    Allergic contact dermatitis, or type IV (delayed hypersensitivity)

    Onset six to 48 hours after contact, caused by chemicals; symptoms include erythema, vesicles, papules, pruritus, blisters, crusting

    Immediate hypersensitivity, or type I

    Onset within minutes, very rarely longer than two hours, caused by latex; symptoms include local and generalized urticaria, feeling of faintness, feeling of impending doom, angioedema, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, rhinoconjunctivitis, bronchospasm, anaphylactic shock

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    What are the signs and symptoms of genital herpes?

    Most people infected with HSV-2 are not aware of their infection. However, if signs and symptoms occur during the first outbreak, they can be quite pronounced. The first outbreak usually occurs within two weeks after the virus is transmitted, and the sores typically heal within two to four weeks. Other signs and symptoms during the primary episode may include a second crop of sores, and flu-like symptoms, including fever and swollen glands. However, most individuals with HSV-2 infection never have sores, or they have very mild signs that they do not even notice or that they mistake for insect bites or another skin condition.

    People diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. Over time these recurrences usually decrease in frequency. It is possible that a person becomes aware of the “first episode” years after the infection is acquired.

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  • Joann
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    4 years ago

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    If the cordisone helped I would say that its probably just a latex allergy. Also from what I have heard and read when you have a herpes outbreak you have sever back pain and flu like symptoms.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A latex reaction in that case will not have the blisters associated with herpes but more of a yeast infection type reaction. Burning, itching, and a bit of a discharge similar to yeast.

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