For me it was body wash, but when I was first asking looking for information about my issue, I was given a list of things it could be: soap, laundry detergent, hard water, cologne, his diet, his hygiene, my hygiene, semen allergies, etc. Since this is a couple months ago I hope you're better now. To anyone else I would talk to a medical professional and see if they suggest any specific areas to focus on. Maybe it isn't related to sex at all, just a coincidence. You could also do what I did, start systematically changing products that have contact with your skin on a daily basis, and see what (if anything) fixes the issue.View Thread
Hey! Like Anon_134193, I wonder if maybe you're allergic to him Has this problem been happening for 4 years, or did it start later on in the relationship? If it developed later, it still may be him. Many people don't realize that some allergies can be built up over time, and this might be a result of repeated exposure to his semen. Do you have the rapid strep tests done? If not, I'd recommend getting one next time.
Also, just a tip for women experiencing problems with yeast infections after sex: I was told by a doctor that one culprit could be the semen (and/or sweat and/or saliva) left behind if there isn't "clean up" after sex. I'm not suggesting this is applicable to all situations, but one option is try changing your routine and seeing if it helps alleviate the problem.View Thread
Hi! I mentioned earlier in the post that I tested negative for strep every time. It was not a bacteria infection, it was an allergic reaction.
It is possible that having rough oral sex could have damaged something in your throat, especially if you aren't experienced with performing the act. Hopefully your issue had resolved itself by now, but in the future I would suggest anyone experiencing this see a professional ASAP. The swelling and tightness you felt could have been related to something more serious such as some type of abrasion/trauma as opposed to an infection.View Thread
Hello! I only had this issue with a couple of partners, but, yes I do actually believe it is possible they all used the same body wash. Because most men tend to go for the cheapest brand (you mentioned you boyfriend does the same) I've seen this brand around a couple of friends/relatives homes. Seems slightly popular - at least in my area. I believe there's a chemical in this particular brand that I'm allergic too. My dentist informed me that many hygiene products (such as mouthwash) are not regulated, and therefore companies use whatever chemicals they like and change recipes at random. Now that I know to go for more reputable/well known brands I haven't had any issues in years.View Thread
I remember trying the Listerine trick. It did work, but not every time. After a few times it stopped working all together. I also made the pain worse because my already irritated tonsils were further aggravated by the strong chemicals in the mouth wash (which are NOT regulated, btw, as per my dentist. So you don't really know what you're putting on your tonsils).
After he switched brands I didn't have any further problems, but I did have my tonsils removed later on because of other health reasons.View Thread
In this case, it may just be your partner. It is possible to become allergic to something over time after repeated contact, like floor cleaners, laundry detergents, pollen, and animal dander. I am not sure if this is also possible with bodily fluids, but it's worth asking your doctor if you have been with your partner for some time and the symptoms are new, and you have not changed brands on any bath/cleaning products resently.
There has also been new research into mom's developing an allergy to the father's sperm during pregnancy - which may or may not be related. In that case they actually recommend repeated exposure. But, again, consult a doctor first.View Thread
Hello. I, personally, do not believe that deep throating alone would cause something like this. Did the problem present itself the very first time you were intimate, or later on? If not the very first time, that indicates something other than you and your partner is involved; something that either wasn't present before or that takes time/repeated contact to build up an irritation. Deep throating may, however, exacerbate the problem seeing as how the deeper you perform oral the more direct contact this unknown chemical has with your throat.
Anyone reading this in the future: please remember I am not a doctor or trained medical staff. I'm just going off my own experience/research. Please consult your physician whenever possible, and remeber this situation is for those who are STD free and who do NOT test positive for strep throat.View Thread
Hi. Sorry this reply is late, hopefully you've found a solution to your problem. To answer your question: as I said prior, Power Stick is a men's body wash.
Bath products leave layers on our skin, and I believe that I was allergic to a chemical in the body wash that I was unknowing ingesting during oral. If you touch something covered in residue it's going to rub off on you. He switched to Dove for Men since it is a better known brand and advertised as being more gentle. Since the switch I have not experienced any problems.View Thread
Thank you for the information, but actually -as discussed several times throughout the post- it was NOT strep throat. I had an allergic reaction to his body wash that caused extreme pain and white dots in my throat/tonsils that were very similar to strep throat symptoms. However, I tested negative for strep throat repeatedly.
I'm just stating this, again, so that anyone else who finds this post because they are in a similar situation does not get confused or discouraged.View Thread
In my situation, I didn't have strep throat either (tested negative everytime) but they were strep-like symptoms and it was very painful. Antibiotics always cleared it up, but I'd get it again the next time we had oral sex. Since changing his bodywash over a year ago I have not had any problems/infections after being intimate with him, so yes, I confirmed that it was a reaction to some chemical in that brand.View Thread