A lady in Spain developed a critical allergic condition after a sexual encounter, which can have been triggered by her partner’s semen, in line with a brand new report of the woman’s case.

The 31-year-old woman broke out in hives and skilled vomiting and issued respiratory after partaking in oral intercourse together with her 32-12 months-previous male companion, the report mentioned. The lady was recognized with anaphylaxis — a last, entire-physique allergic response that may be life-threatening.

The girl wasn’t taking any drugs and hadn’t eaten any different foods which may have triggered the response. However, her companion was taking a course of the antibiotic amoxicillin for an ear infection. Amoxicillin is said to penicillin, and the lady instructed medical doctors that she had a penicillin allergy.

The case report authors say it is probable that the girl’s allergic response was triggered by amoxicillin that had concentrated in her companion’s semen, which she was uncovered throughout oral intercourse.

Allergies to semen are uncommon, however, have been reported earlier than. In some circumstances, persons are allergic to proteins in males’ semen, yet in different circumstances, they seem like allergic to medication a person is taking which have discovered their approach into the person’s seminal fluid. There is some research on how a lot of medication accumulates in males’ semen, however, in concept, amoxicillin might develop into fairly concentrated in semen, following the authors, from the General University Hospital of Alicante in Spain.

That is the primary reported case of anaphylaxis probably triggered by amoxicillin in an associate’s semen, they mentioned.

The lady was given medicines to deal with her allergic response, together with epinephrine. Her respiratory issues steadily improved, and inside 6 hours, she was respiratory usually. One week later, she was recovered, the report stated.

The woman was scheduled for a comply with-up appointment to analyze her allergic response additional; however, she didn’t present up for the appointment. Due to this, the authors couldn’t definitively show that amoxicillin-containing semen was the reason for her response, though it seems to be the almost certainly trigger.

The authors additionally discovered some dialogue on web boards amongst individuals involved that they might have an allergic response to medication of their accomplice’s semen. “We predict that as clinicians you will need to pay attention to this phenomenon … to tell and forestall probably severe reactions in sensitized sufferers,” the authors wrote. The authors additionally beneficial condom use throughout intercourse if one accomplice is taking medicine that the opposite could be very allergic to.