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Am I allergic to my own semen?
« on: April 12, 2021, 06:00:53 PM »
Hi everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! Let me ask you guys some questions!

This thread will talk about a reaction I had to my own semen. I strongly advise that you please speak to a medical professional first if you are interested in trying anything that you read on this thread and about semen allergy and the diagnosis of it, even if they don’t know much about semen allergy.

My semen reaction to my hands incident occurred about 2 months ago. While I was masturbating, I got semen on my right hand and I thought I had something in my room to wipe it off. I tried to run over to my restroom hoping nobody would see my hand, but the restroom was occupied. So I had to go back to my room and wait. As I was waiting for about 4 minutes, I started getting a burning and itching feeling on my right hand and I had to grab a piece of paper from my room to clean some of the semen off my hand. My hand was still itching a little after I removed the semen. When I looked to see how my right hand was, there was a scar, the trail where the semen was placed. I do not remember seeing other scars on my right hand aside from that one scar. I suffered from my usual POIS symptoms. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a photo of that scar. I did not suffer from any new or severe symptoms as a result of this incident.

Recently, I decided to do an experiment with 1x Benadryl tablet taken before 30min of ejaculation. I placed a little bit of semen on my middle and pointer finger from the left palm and on the back-left side of my left hand. I then placed a larger amount of semen on the back-right of my right hand. After 4-5min of placement, I did not feel any burning or itching and there was no scar like the last incident. Instead, I got a rash on the back of my right hand. The only allergy symptoms I got from this POIS episode was a stuffy nose, a rash, and 1 minute of itching. I got itching from my right hand that lasted for about 1 min after 20 minutes of the semen placement and did not get anymore itching since then. Unfortunately, I was unable to get any before photos (experimented with only 4 hours of sleep and I know was important), but I did take photos of my hands right after the reactions with my hands clean, after 8-9hrs of sleep, and a picture of my hands after 2 days of the experiment. After my 8-9 hours of sleep, I felt a slight decrease in brain fog/focus and muscle tension but that is about it. I did not suffer from any severe or new symptoms as a result of the experiment.

I will link the photos below:
Photos of semen reaction

As you will see on the photos, Benadryl may have prevented further symptoms from occurring on my left hand then on my right and I am certain that I will also get symptoms on my left hand with the just the right amount of semen.

NOTE: If you are going to test for this, I recommend doing this near a sink or other water source with hand soap to clean the hands immediately if a reaction were to occur.

Why does this happen to me? Do I have an allergy to my own semen? Does this reaction correlate with my POIS? If so, what are some options I can discuss with my doctors? All feedback will always be discussed with my doctors first!  Will people without POIS also get the same reaction from their own semen? These are questions that I asked Dr. Irwin Goldstein and Dr. Barry Komisaruk and they did not know why I got these reactions and suggested that I ask POIScenter. Dr. Goldstein is recommending that I try corticosteroids if there is an element of allergy to POIS, but I wanted to ask these questions first before trying it. I know that one concept of POIS is that it is an autoimmune disorder.

Edit: About 2 weeks ago, I discussed this incident again this time with Dr. Komisaruk and Dr. Goldstein together and Dr. Komisaruk did say that what I get are allergic reactions and if you ever had a serious allergy, that those are all kinds of feelings you get like being cranky, irritable and foggy, which I do get. They said that corticosteroids like Medral and Prednisone and antihistamines could help.

Dr. Komisaruk also mentioned that it could be an internal allergic reaction, that maybe passes through the urethra. If the semen is released from the prostate, it does get into other parts of the body. Could this be playing a role in my POIS symptoms?

Thanks for reading! And remember, your health is always first!
« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 01:16:54 PM by Kit »

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 03:03:39 PM »
Just a general reminder to readers: People might as well have semen allergy AND also POIS (or one of them or none of them).

https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2973.0
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2502.msg36767#msg36767

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 03:24:55 PM »
Just a general reminder to readers: People might as well have semen allergy AND also POIS (or one of them or none of them).

https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2973.0
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2502.msg36767#msg36767

Thanks, these threads are helping me answer my questions!

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 04:30:27 PM »
Just a general reminder to readers: People might as well have semen allergy AND also POIS (or one of them or none of them).

https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2973.0
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2502.msg36767#msg36767

Interesting! (allergy AND POIS)
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 04:32:04 PM »
Just a general reminder to readers: People might as well have semen allergy AND also POIS (or one of them or none of them).

https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2973.0
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=2502.msg36767#msg36767

Thanks, these threads are helping me answer my questions!

Great to hear, Kit!
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 04:35:31 PM »
Hello Kit, Try taking 10mgs of Zyrtec everyday, and 50mgs of Benadryl immediately following orgasm with a full glass of water.  Stay on the Zyrtec for at least one or two months, my doctor told me to do this, after I said it worked.  He initially recommended Zyrtec daily, which I followed.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 06:01:25 PM by happy2 »

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 09:15:38 AM »

Hello Kit, Try taking 10mgs of Zyrtec everyday, and 50mgs of Benadryl immediately following orgasm with a full glass of water.  Stay on the Zyrtec for at least one or two months.


happy2, kindly re-word your advice to Kit, so that it conforms more closely with one of our Forum rules:


Do not use POISCenter as a substitute for, or to give, medical advice

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Thanks, happy2!
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« Last Edit: April 16, 2021, 05:51:17 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 07:51:07 PM »
Hello Kit, Try taking 10mgs of Zyrtec everyday, and 50mgs of Benadryl immediately following orgasm with a full glass of water.  Stay on the Zyrtec for at least one or two months.
Hi happy2! I will discuss this suggestion with my doctor first!
Thank you!

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 08:22:11 PM »

Hello Kit, Try taking 10mgs of Zyrtec everyday, and 50mgs of Benadryl immediately following orgasm with a full glass of water.  Stay on the Zyrtec for at least one or two months.


Hi happy2! I will discuss this suggestion with my doctor first!
Thank you!


Thank you very much for this post, Kit!
« Last Edit: April 16, 2021, 08:45:13 PM by demografx »
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2021, 05:59:06 PM »

Hello Kit, Try taking 10mgs of Zyrtec everyday, and 50mgs of Benadryl immediately following orgasm with a full glass of water.  Stay on the Zyrtec for at least one or two months.


Hi happy2! I will discuss this suggestion with my doctor first!
Thank you!


Thank you very much for this post, Kit!
Ok, sorry demo.

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2021, 10:47:31 PM »
Thanks, happy2!
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Am I allergic to my own semen?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 09:10:05 PM »
Hello Kit, Try taking 10mgs of Zyrtec everyday, and 50mgs of Benadryl immediately following orgasm with a full glass of water.  Stay on the Zyrtec for at least one or two months, my doctor told me to do this, after I said it worked.  He initially recommended Zyrtec daily, which I followed.

Zyrtec also has additional anti-inflammatory effects.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8645978/

As a side note zyrtec is my favorite antihistamine and it relaxes my mind mucho. I'm going to try 2.5 mg nightly indefinitely now to manage delayed non-ige related food allergies.

This was a really good find happy2. Now my only concern is would there be some kind of tolerance that develops? But since you took it for years I'd have to say no.

I'm guessing we all or most of us have some chronically high immune response system replying to either inflammatory proteins that leak through a leaky gut or something else entirely. The fact that zyrtec also has antiinflammatory effects other than on h1 receptors is good news.

Btw I take equate zyrtec. The solid version is much better than any liquid version imo.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2021, 12:17:24 AM by Going less Crazy »
My POIS managed with Diet (@ diet that 100% manages my pois)Believe my POIS stems from inflammation in the gut. O = neuro POIS from inflammation from the gut

Current supps: 2.5 mg zyrtec nightly for food allergies, microdose astragalus daily, microdose cranberry vit c pill daily. Ibuprofen rarely.