Darling, you make me ... break out in hives?
July 10, 2012 8:09 PM Subscribe
Am I, er, allergic to my boyfriend?
posted by bookgirl18 to health & fitness (13 answers total)
Well, I can't believe I'm asking the Internets about this, but here goes:
This past Sunday morning, the boy and I were fooling around, and he came all over me - specifically, my shoulders and breasts. (This is something we both find sexy, and something we have done many many times before. Just in case that is important.)
Afterwards, suddenly - and I mean within 15 minutes or so - the exact spots where the, er, semen had splashed on me suddenly turned bright red. And then into a rash. And then my shoulder started swelling up. All of these things screamed allergic reaction to me, as strange as that seemed.
When it seemed clear that I was not going into shock or anything like that, we went over to the nearby pharmacy (and I mean real, family-owned pharmacy - I ask these guys anything and they give good advice). They reassured me, handed me antihistamines and hydrocortisone cream, and sent me on my way. Days later, the rash is gone and my shoulder is basically normal, albeit still a little red and itchy.
Guys, is it possible to have such an extreme, systemic reaction to semen splashing on me, especially when I have been exposed many many times in the last two years? I had not eaten, showered, or taken any kind of medicine yet that morning, so other culprits seem less likely. Does this necessitate a doctor's visit? Does anyone at all have any experience with this? We are both totally confused.