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Allergy Medicine's Sexual Side Effects

Allergy Medicine's Sexual Side Effects

Since seasonal allergies are upon us, many of you may be reaching for allergy pills to get rid of your stuffy or runny nose. These meds do an excellent job of drying up your runny nose, but that's not the only thing getting dried out. Doctors tend to leave out this little tidbit of information: Allergy medicine causes vaginal dryness. It's true and the truth truly hurts.

If you suffer from this problem, you should know allergy medicines containing decongestants are the ones to avoid. The "D" in Claritin D and Allegra D stands for decongestant, but you can buy them "D" free, which will help your dryness situation greatly.

You might also find that other allergy pills dry up your lady business as well such as Sudafed, Zyrtec and Benadryl, so you may want to switch to a nasal spray like Flonase to deal with just your allergy symptoms.

Fit's Tips: If you can't live without the allergy medicine you're taking, I completely understand, but you don't have to deal with annoying dryness either. Pick yourself up some lubricant such as Astroglide or KY personal lubricant and it will make a world of difference in the bedroom.

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sailing-chick sailing-chick 8 years
also something to consider is to use products that aren't silicon based as a lubricant. Although the people selling the stuff will tell you its great and the best stuff you can buy, a lot of people may suffer an allergic reaction to the stuff which can lead to not being able to use condoms as the irritation can start again. My friend is a nurse and she has seen this type of thing more than once.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
colormesticky - You're right - Birth control can totally dry you up as well so if you're on both birth control and allergy medicine - forget it! Not such a good combo for your "down there."
yogini yogini 8 years
KY Rocks!!!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
wow, thank goodness i dont have an allergies that needs medication! oddly enough, im allergic to an antibiotic! :p
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Incidentally, the birth control shot Depo Provera will dry you out too. I want to call it a "sand pit", but somehow that seems crude. ;)
futonfighter futonfighter 8 years
lolz 'lady business'. Best euphemism ever!
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Oh good. Not everyone experiences vaginal dryness...
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
NO!!!!!!!!!!! I take Zyrtec. Wait, oh ok. No problems yet.
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