Can spermicide cause discharge?

Can spermicide cause discharge?

Spermicides cause an extra discharge from the vagina. Women who use spermicides should not douche for at least 8 hours after intercourse so that the spermicide continues to work to prevent pregnancy. (Douching is not recommended for women in general.)

Can spermicide give you a yeast infection?

Vaginal spermicides can be messy to use. Some people have allergies to spermicides. Using spermicides may increase your risk of a bladder infection, yeast infection, or bacterial vaginosis.

Can spermicide condoms cause irritation?

The spermicide used on spermicidal condoms — nonoxynol-9 — can cause allergic reactions in some people. Symptoms include temporary itching, redness, and swelling. It can also cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) in some people with a vagina.

How long does spermicide last in the body?

1 hour
One dose of spermicide usually lasts 1 hour. For repeated sex, use additional spermicide. After sex, the spermicide has to remain in place for 6-8 hours to make sure the sperm are killed.

Is spermicide on condoms safe?

Yes! Spermicide won’t damage condoms — they’re best buddies and work really well together. Condoms give your spermicide an extra punch of pregnancy-preventing power. And spermicide can’t protect you from STDs, but adding a condom will help keep you safe.

Is spermicide messy?

Modern day spermicides can be messy, but certainly not like wool and honey.

How do I know if I am allergic to spermicide?

Women and men can have a sensitivity or allergy to spermicide. These reactions can include redness, itching, burning and swelling. If you have a reaction to one product you might try a different one (i.e. if a particular suppository causes you irritation, try a vaginal film or cream).

What does an allergic reaction to spermicide look like?

Does spermicide gel burn?

Vaginal irritation — such as burning or itching or a rash — is the most common side effect of spermicide. Spermicide may also cause an allergic reaction.

Are spermicidal condoms safe?

Spermicide condoms are coated with N-9. It can also act as a lubricant. They are an effective form of birth control but don’t have any benefit over condoms without spermicide. There’s no evidence that spermicides cause birth defects, and spermicide condoms are safe to use when you’re pregnant.

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